Archive of March 2, 2011

Pope praises St. Francis de Sales' secret to holiness

Mar 2, 2011 - 05:53 pm .- At the Wednesday general audience on March 2, Pope Benedict XVI discussed the life of St. Francis de Sales, a 17th century bishop and Doctor of the Church whose secret to holiness was his unreserved trust in God.

Cuban government continues harassment of Ladies in White

Mar 2, 2011 - 05:52 pm .- A Cuban dissident group is criticizing the country's government for attempting to discredit the organization's efforts in a recent television program.

Vatican planning to launch online news portal

Mar 2, 2011 - 04:31 pm .- The Vatican's communications department is streamlining its presence on the Internet with a news portal that gathers its media coverage in one place.

In new book excerpts, Pope tackles debates over Jews, Judas and Last Supper

Mar 2, 2011 - 02:10 pm .- In his new book, the second volume of “Jesus of Nazareth,” Pope Benedict XVI demonstrates again that “scientific” study of the Scriptures can be joined with a prayerful attitude to yield penetrating spiritual insights.

US and Mexican bishops discuss border violence

Mar 2, 2011 - 02:03 pm .- Bishops from dioceses along the U.S. - Mexico border are meeting March 1 – 3 to discuss the issues of border security, violence, discrimination and human rights violations against immigrants.

Islamic extremists assassinate only Christian in Pakistan’s cabinet

Mar 2, 2011 - 11:28 am .- Shahbaz Bhatti, a leading voice for religious freedom and peace in Pakistan, was assassinated March 2.

Proposed federal budget cuts could have 'drastic' impact on poor

Mar 2, 2011 - 05:57 am .- As Congress considers potential federal budget cuts for the upcoming year, the nation's Catholic bishops warned again that the proposed reductions would hurt the poor – both in this country and overseas.

US judge allows Mexico abuse lawsuit to proceed against Archdiocese of Los Angeles

Mar 2, 2011 - 12:57 am .- A federal judge has ruled that a Mexico City man can proceed with a U.S. clergy abuse lawsuit against the Archdiocese of Los Angeles even though the alleged abuse occurred in Mexico and involved only Mexican citizens.

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