Archive of March 30, 2011

Christians pray for defeat of Colorado civil unions bill

Mar 30, 2011 - 06:15 pm .- Colorado Catholics and others in a coalition opposed to a civil unions bill will gather on the state capitol’s eastern steps on March 31 for a noontime prayer vigil.

Church welcomes divorced with mercy, Vatican official affirms

Mar 30, 2011 - 05:50 pm .- The head of the Vatican's council for the family, affirmed that the Catholic Church always embraces those who are divorced and remarried “with truth and mercy.”

Pope sends top Vatican official to Ivory Coast

Mar 30, 2011 - 02:13 pm .- Internal conflicts in the Ivory Coast that threaten tear the country apart are a cause of such great concern for Pope Benedict XVI that he sent a top African official from the Vatican to plead for peace.

Bishop approves Our Lady of Lourdes healing

Mar 30, 2011 - 01:55 pm .- Bishop Emmanuel Delmas of Angers, France confirmed the healing of a man at the Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes.

Pope proposes St. Alphonsus Liguori as model for new evangelization

Mar 30, 2011 - 12:33 pm .- The Church owes a debt of gratitude to the towering figure of St. Alphonsus Maria of Liguori, Pope Benedict XVI said at his weekly Wednesday audience, March 30.

New Ukrainian Catholic leader seeks restoration of patriarchal status

Mar 30, 2011 - 09:55 am .- Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk, newly enthroned as the head of the Ukrainian Catholic Church on March 29, will discuss the possible restoration of his church's historic status as a patriarchate with Pope Benedict XVI during his upcoming visit to the Vatican.

Bishop Aquila urges clergy not to let ‘lies’ take hold

Mar 30, 2011 - 05:57 am .- When bishops and priests are hesitant in exercising their authority, the “father of lies” takes hold of the hearts and minds of the faithful, Bishop Samuel J. Aquila of Fargo warned recently.

Conference examines inspiring poetry of Gerard Manley Hopkins

Mar 30, 2011 - 02:43 am .- The deeply religious poetry of the Jesuit priest Gerard Manley Hopkins was the focus of a conference where participants praised the nineteenth-century poet’s craftsmanship and environmentalism, saying he and Bl. John Henry Newman were “revolutionaries in their time.”

As beatification nears, memories of John Paul II surface

Mar 30, 2011 - 01:24 am .- With the May 1 beatification of Pope John Paul II fast approaching, those who knew and loved the late pontiff are speaking out about the imprint he left on the Church and the world.

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