Archive of February 17, 2011

At Vatican budget meeting, cardinals express concerns about global economy

Feb 17, 2011 - 06:59 pm .- Amid an economic situation still affected by uncertainty in the world marketplace, a group of cardinals expressed their gratitude to the faithful who continue to keep the Holy See going through their donations.

Church is more than her weaknesses, affirms Argentinean archbishop

Feb 17, 2011 - 06:01 pm .- An Argentinean archbishop recently reminded Catholics that the Catholic Church is more than the criticism she receives. 

Vatican ruling against closure of three Mass. churches might not be final

Feb 17, 2011 - 05:47 pm .- While a decree from the Vatican held that three churches in the Diocese of Springfield should not be closed, a canon lawyer who analyzed the ruling said that the document leaves open the possibility that the churches can still be shut down if proper procedure is followed.

Pope’s meeting with Russian president signals new era in relationship

Feb 17, 2011 - 04:34 pm .- Pope Benedict XVI met with president Dmitry Medvedev at the Vatican on Feb. 17 in their first meeting since the Holy See and Russia decided to upgrade their diplomatic relationship in 2009.

Catholics should not vote for pro-abortion candidates, explains Peruvian archbishop

Feb 17, 2011 - 03:54 pm .- Archbishop Javier del Rio Alba clarified his position that Peruvian Catholics should not vote for candidates who back abortion.

Vatican prefect concerned about ongoing secularization of religious orders

Feb 17, 2011 - 02:22 pm .- Religious orders face continues pressures to “secularize” and this threatens their identities and their mission in the world, according to the retiring leader of the Vatican’s office on religious life.

Pope Benedict XVI receives World Youth Day backpack

Feb 17, 2011 - 01:05 pm .- Cardinal Antonio Maria Rouco Varela of Madrid, Spain recently presented Pope Benedict XVI with an official World Youth Day 2011 backpack.

'World's finest' Catholic school principal awarded with cash, chocolate

Feb 17, 2011 - 05:47 am .- A Catholic school principal from West Virginia was chosen out of 400 nationwide contestants to win a cash prize and 60 cases of chocolate for being titled the “World's Finest” principal.

Korean cardinal’s influence seen in increased organ donation

Feb 17, 2011 - 02:42 am .- The second anniversary of the death of Cardinal Stephen Kim Sou-Hwan of Seoul comes at a time of increased organ donations attributed to his advocacy.

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