Archive of April 11, 2010 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of April 11, 2010

U.S. bishops welcome nuclear arms reduction treaty with Russia

Apr 11, 2010 - 06:25 pm .- The U.S. bishops have welcomed the signing of the new nuclear arms reduction treaty between the United States and Russia as a step towards eliminating weapons with “horribly destructive capacity.”

Pontiff grieves with Polish people over crash victims

Apr 11, 2010 - 01:22 pm .- After the Regina Coeli prayer on Sunday, the Holy Father repeated his condolences to the "beloved Polish nation" for the deaths of President Lech Kaczynski and so many others in a plane crash on Saturday. The Pope assured the country of his prayers and entrusted the victims to the "merciful Lord of life."

Thousands visit Shroud of Turin on opening weekend

Apr 11, 2010 - 01:07 pm .- Saturday morning saw the first visitors enter the Cathedral of Turin, taking advantage of a rare opportunity to view the ancient relic at its first exposition in close to a decade. The Holy Father welcomed the exposition as "an extraordinary call back towards the mystery of the suffering of Christ."

Church's mission is to announce God's merciful love, teaches Pope Benedict

Apr 11, 2010 - 10:56 am .- The Holy Father welcomed Divine Mercy Sunday from the Apostolic Palace of Castel Gandolfo, focusing his address before the Marian prayer on Sunday's reading from the Gospel of John. In his words, he acknowledged the value of Thomas' doubt for Christians today and reflected on Jesus' imparting of the Holy Spirit and the mission of the Church.

Church to celebrate feast of newly canonized St. Damien

Apr 11, 2010 - 05:14 am .- This Thursday is the feast day of St. Damien de Veuster, better known as St. Damien of Molokai. This year, the feast takes on new significance as it is marks the first celebration of the former blessed’s feast since his October 11, 2009 canonization.