Archive of April 7, 2011

Fraternas celebrate 20 years of 'fiat'

Apr 7, 2011 - 08:09 pm .- On March 25 the Church celebrated the Solemnity of the Annunciation. But for one group of consecrated laywomen, the day had additional significance. The Marian Community of Reconciliation, or the “fraternas” as they are known, were also celebrating their 20th anniversary.

Courage Latino leader recounts conversion

Apr 7, 2011 - 05:52 pm .- The leader of a Catholic ministry to homosexuals recently recalled his conversion story.

Top Vatican official appeals for solidarity with African boat refugees

Apr 7, 2011 - 04:34 pm .- As thousands of refugees flee the unrest in North Africa for the more peaceful shores of Europe, the Vatican is urging Europeans to welcome them and show concern for their plight.

Costa Rica archdiocese hopes to draw 45,000 for beatification viewing

Apr 7, 2011 - 02:03 pm .- The Archdiocese of San Jose, Costa Rica is hoping to draw 45,000 people for a John Paul II beatification celebration.

US bishops urge protection of poor in budget standoff

Apr 7, 2011 - 12:01 pm .- As lawmakers battle over the nation's budget proposal, the U.S. bishops called for action from Catholic faithful to ensure that cuts don't unfairly target those most in need.

Pro-life 'godfather' celebrated for 38 years of activism

Apr 7, 2011 - 06:02 am .- On April 2, more than 400 friends and supporters of Pro-Life Action League founder Joe Scheidler paid tribute to his 38 years of activism at a banquet in downtown Chicago. On the streets outside, his cause continued to provoke the kinds of dramatic responses he's come to expect.

Vatican to broadcast ceremonies for Holy Week, JP II beatification

Apr 7, 2011 - 03:23 am .- This year’s roster of traditional Holy Week television coverage from the Vatican will include the beatification events for Pope John Paul II, the Pontifical Council for Social Communications announced.

Napa Institute conference to fortify Catholics for the ‘Next America’

Apr 7, 2011 - 01:53 am .- Mother Assumpta Long, O.P., has invited Catholics to register for the inaugural Napa Institute conference to help participants respond to atheism, secularism, materialism and lukewarmness in the United States.

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