Archive of January 18, 2011

Bishop of Tucson lays Catholic shooting victims to rest

Jan 18, 2011 - 08:27 pm .- After the Jan. 8 shooting that killed six people and injured thirteen, including Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, Bishop Gerald F. Kicanas of Tucson presided at funerals for two victims – one a personal friend, the other a young girl who had recently made her first Communion.

Profile: The American 'CEO' of the Vatican’s Congregation for Religious

Jan 18, 2011 - 06:02 pm .- Archbishop Joseph Tobin, the American who serves as secretary of the Vatican's Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life, is no stranger to community life.

Thousands of pilgrims celebrate devotion to Christ of Esquipulas in Guatemala

Jan 18, 2011 - 03:59 pm .- Thousands of Catholics from Central America and Mexico gathered to celebrate the traditional devotion to the Christ of Esquipulas in Guatemala Jan. 14 - 15.

John Paul II remembered as great defender of life and family

Jan 18, 2011 - 11:51 am .- A member of the Pontifical Academy for Life's board of directors recently explained that Pope John Paul II will be remembered as “a great lover of life and defender” of the unborn.

Weakening of Catholic identity contributes to school enrollment decline, cautions professor

Jan 18, 2011 - 06:02 am .- In the wake of the Archdiocese of New York recently closing 27 of its schools, conversation on the sharp decline of Catholic school enrollment has once again been ignited. One education expert says a weakening of Catholic identity is a primary factor in the school closures.

Vandals tag two California churches with anti-Catholic threat

Jan 18, 2011 - 01:29 am .- One or more vandals recently spray painted a misspelled phrase “Kill the Cathlics” on two different Catholic churches in California.

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