Archive of March 12, 2011

Japanese Church mobilizing tsunami response, Pope 'deeply saddened' by disaster

Mar 12, 2011 - 08:03 pm .- Pope Benedict XVI expressed his solidarity with the dead and their families in Japan, as the Japanese Church makes quick plans for relief efforts following a deadly earthquake and tsunami.

New book connects the Eucharist with its Jewish roots

Mar 12, 2011 - 05:43 pm .- Dr. Brant Pitre hopes his new book on the Jewish roots of the Eucharist will help Catholics understand the “great gift” of the sacrament, as well as their privileged role in the “divine drama” of salvation history. 

English and Welsh ordinariate launches website as excitement builds

Mar 12, 2011 - 02:00 pm .- The English and Welsh Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham has launched a website to inform others about the new church structure for Anglicans who want to join the Catholic Church. Its head noted the “real excitement” at being involved in the new endeavor.

Catholic speed dating event draws 51 people, results in some 34 dates

Mar 12, 2011 - 01:12 pm .- Denver’s downtown Thai Basil restaurant was abuzz the night before St. Valentine’s Day as a venue for a speed dating event where 51 Catholics said they didn’t just seek love, but dating opportunities in which faith is priority.

Japanese quake's epicenter located near Marian apparition site

Mar 12, 2011 - 07:17 am .- The epicenter of the earthquake that caused a deadly March 11 tsunami is located near the site of an apparition in which Mary warned about a worldwide disaster that could afflict humanity.

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