Archive of January 24, 2011

Pope urges better marriage preparation to break 'vicious cycle'

Jan 24, 2011 - 10:06 pm .- Pope Benedict XVI has called for effective pastoral action to break the “vicious circle” begun when Christian couples are allowed to marry without adequate preparation and knowledge of the sacrament’s requirements.

Bishop Robert Vasa appointed coadjutor of California diocese

Jan 24, 2011 - 08:48 pm .- Bishop Robert Vasa has been appointed coadjutor bishop of the Diocese of Santa Rosa in California to succeed Bishop Daniel F. Walsh when he retires.

Hundreds of thousands assemble against abortion in DC

Jan 24, 2011 - 07:02 pm .- Hundreds of thousands of people packed the National Mall in Washington, D.C. on Jan. 24 to show their support for the human rights of the unborn at the annual March for Life.

Iraqi bishop calls for international aid in response to massacre of Christians

Jan 24, 2011 - 06:02 pm .- Auxiliary Bishop Shlemon Warduni of Baghdad, Iraq is calling for the international community to continue offering assistance to Christians in his country.

Japanese bishop upholds suspension for the Way in his diocese

Jan 24, 2011 - 03:31 pm .- Bishop Osamu Mizobe of Takamatsu, Japan has told Catholics in his diocese that since the "problem" of the Neocatechumenal Way "has become a worldwide issue," he has decided to publicly explain his decision to continue the suspension of the movement until a papal envoy reports on the matter.

Italian cardinal calls for 'humanization of globalization'

Jan 24, 2011 - 01:52 pm .- Cardinal Crescenzio Sepe of Naples, Italy recently made a five day pastoral visit to the Italian community in Brooklyn, N.Y. where he called for the “humanization of globalization.”

Pope calls for Christian presence on social networking sites

Jan 24, 2011 - 12:23 pm .- Facebook, MySpace and Twitter should be used by Christians looking to bring "truth, proclamation and authenticity of life" to the web today, the Pope said in his message for the 45th World Day of Social Communications.

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