Archive of April 18, 2010 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of April 18, 2010

German court fines SSPX Bishop Williamson for Holocaust denial

Apr 18, 2010 - 07:33 pm .- A German court has fined Bishop Richard Williamson of the Society of St. Pius X (SSPX) 10,000 Euros, almost $14,000, for denying the Holocaust.

Catholic author writes to convey fascination with Turin Shroud, dimensions of human life

Apr 18, 2010 - 06:50 pm .- Author Jerome Corsi released his newest book Tuesday to what he hopes will be an audience of believers and unbelievers alike. His book, “The Shroud Codex” combines religion and science in a very realistic novel surrounding the mysterious Shroud of Turin.

Pope meets with abuse victims in Malta, emphasizes Church's commitment to justice

Apr 18, 2010 - 02:52 pm .- During a meeting with sexual abuse victims while on his apostolic visit to Malta this weekend, the Holy Father expressed his “shame and sorrow.” He underscored the Church's commitment to justice for victims and prayed for healing.

Archdiocese of Hartford employees urged to reject statute of limitations bill

Apr 18, 2010 - 01:02 pm .- Archbishop Henry J. Mansell made an impassioned plea to employees of the Archdiocese of Hartford to petition legislators to reject a bill that he said would harm the Catholic Church in Connecticut.

Pray to Virgin Mary as ‘Queen of the Family,’ Pope Benedict tells Malta

Apr 18, 2010 - 12:58 pm .- Together with the faithful in Floriana's Granaries Square, the Holy Father prayed the Regina Coeli in Malta on Sunday. Before the recitation of the Marian prayer with thousands of Maltese on Sunday, he acknowledged Malta’s particular devotion to Mary and presented a special gift to Our Lady of Ta' Pinu.

Cardinal Cooke’s sainthood cause advances as Archbishop Dolan presents case to Pope

Apr 18, 2010 - 12:01 pm .- Servant of God Cardinal Terence Cooke's cause for sainthood has advanced with the delivery of the relevant documents to the Holy See. Investigations into the life of the much loved former Archbishop of New York have begun the "Roman phase" of his path to canonization.

At outdoor Mass, Pope exhorts Maltese to share their faith with the world

Apr 18, 2010 - 11:34 am .- Our relationship with God provides “the key to our happiness and our human fulfillment," Pope Benedict XVI said at Mass on Sunday. Noting that nothing can take God's place, he urged the people of Malta not to be tempted by the influences of the world but to pass on their inheritance of faith to their children and all visitors.

Shipwrecks lead to new beginnings, says Pope aboard plane to Malta

Apr 18, 2010 - 10:10 am .- Speaking to journalists aboard the flight to Malta on Saturday afternoon, Pope Benedict offered insight into his reasons for choosing to travel to the Mediterranean island. He also sent a message of hope to the Church, saying that "shipwrecks" can provide a new start in life and that the wounds of the Church can be healed through the Gospel.

Court ruling undermines historic American dependence on God, critics say

Apr 18, 2010 - 07:40 am .- A federal judge’s ruling that the National Day of Prayer is unconstitutional had no legal basis and was not in keeping with American traditions of expressing “dependence on the Almighty,” critics said.

Church celebrates feast of recently beatified Canadian, pioneer of co-ed schools

Apr 18, 2010 - 05:12 am .- April 18 commemorates the feast of Blessed Marie-Anne Blondin, a Canadian woman whose life was a story of obedience in the face of personal setbacks.