Archive of April 15, 2011

Apparitions in Argentina are not authentic, declares archbishop

Apr 15, 2011 - 05:54 pm .- Archbishop Jose Maria Arancedo of Santa de la Vera Cruz, Argentina declared that the reported Marian apparitions in the town of Centeno will not be approved by the Church.

Youth challenged to create new Renaissance with social media

Apr 15, 2011 - 04:05 pm .- The Secretary of the Vatican’s Pontifical Council on Social Communications says he wants to challenge young Catholics to “be geniuses and creators of a new Renaissance” using social media.

Church in Belgium responds to controversial interview with bishop

Apr 15, 2011 - 01:55 pm .- The Belgian bishops' conference acknowledged its astonishment over an interview with Bishop Roger Vangheluwe, who admitted he sexually abused two of his nephews.

From Her Majesty to His Holiness: two birthday presents

Apr 15, 2011 - 11:29 am .- The United Kingdom’s Queen Elizabeth sent two presents to Pope Benedict XVI on April 15. Her first gift was a telegram containing best wishes for the pontiff’s 84th birthday tomorrow, and the second was a new U.K. ambassador to the Holy See.

Jews vs. Catholics basketball game seeks to bring back lapsed believers

Apr 15, 2011 - 06:32 am .- Although the idea began as a joke, and still elicits laughter from students, an April 17 “Jews versus Catholics” basketball game has a serious purpose for the priest and the rabbi who organized it as a form of outreach to their communities' non-practicing members.

Good Friday march in Mumbai to oppose anti-Christian violence

Apr 15, 2011 - 02:48 am .- More than 20,000 Indian Christians will take part in a Good Friday silent march in Mumbai to remember the victims of increasing anti-Christian attacks.

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