Archive of March 11, 2011

Anti-Catholic students protest at university chapel in Madrid

Mar 11, 2011 - 08:01 pm .- Some 70 college students stormed into the chapel of Madrid’s Complutense University on March 10, shouting insults against the Catholic Church, Pope Benedict XVI and priests.

Historic Spanish church vandalized with satanic symbols

Mar 11, 2011 - 05:54 pm .- A 100-year-old church under restoration in the Diocese of Almeria, Spain was vandalized with graffiti and satanic symbols the weekend of March 5.

Pope urges priests to preach on uncomfortable topics

Mar 11, 2011 - 04:44 pm .- Priests must not preach “Christianity 'a la carte'” and should be willing to approach even uncomfortable aspects of the Gospel, Pope Benedict said in a meeting with priests this week.

Pakistani Catholics encouraged by Pope’s concern, Bhatti legacy remembered

Mar 11, 2011 - 03:21 pm .- Pope Benedict XVI expressed his concern for the protection of human dignity and religious freedom again this week as Pakistani Catholics recalled the legacy of murdered government minister Shahbaz Bhatti.

World Youth Day takes steps to be eco-friendly

Mar 11, 2011 - 02:06 pm .- World Youth Day 2011 will be an environmentally friendly event, said Eva Latonda, director of the project “100% Natural.”

Japanese Church 'in shock' after massive earthquake and tsunami

Mar 11, 2011 - 12:21 pm .- Catholic relief workers are mobilizing to help the victims of a tsunami caused by the largest earthquake in Japanese history on March 11. The waves are expected to reach countries throughout the Pacific Ocean, including New Zealand, the Philippines and Indonesia.

Toddler cancer patient’s vision inspires prayers to Mother Teresa for miracle

Mar 11, 2011 - 05:45 am .- Family and friends of a two-year-old boy suffering from severe cancer are seeking a miracle through the intercession of Bl. Mother Teresa of Calcutta. They believe the child has seen an apparition of her and two angels.

Patriarch urges offering Lenten sacrifices for end to Middle East turmoil

Mar 11, 2011 - 03:13 am .- Patriarch Gregorios III, head of the Melkite Greek-Catholic Church, is encouraging his faithful to offer their prayers and other Lenten observances for peace in Middle Eastern countries such as Egypt, Libya, and Tunisia.

N. Dakota bishops: Catholics should not donate to ‘objectionable’ groups

Mar 11, 2011 - 01:42 am .- Catholics and Catholic organizations should not endorse organizations with “morally objectionable” missions, North Dakota’s bishops said, citing  Amnesty International, the March of Dimes and Susan G. Komen for the Cure because of their links to abortion or unethical research.

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