Archive of April 18, 2011

Ambassador Kmiec offers resignation after critical report

Apr 18, 2011 - 06:01 pm .- U.S. Ambassador to Malta Doug Kmiec has offered his resignation to President Barack Obama, insisting his writings have had a “highly positive effect” on the U.S. mission.

Pope appoints youngest bishop in US to Detroit archdiocese (Updated)

Apr 18, 2011 - 04:12 pm .- Pope Benedict appointed Texas priest Jose Auturo Cepeda as an auxiliary bishop of Detroit. At the age of 41, he will become the youngest bishop in the U.S.

Photograph's destruction likely 'what the artist wanted,' charges art historian

Apr 18, 2011 - 02:49 pm .- The destruction of an art display depicting the crucified Christ drenched in urine is being described by one Catholic art historian as “probably what the artist wanted all along.”

Tabernacle destroyed in Spanish parish

Apr 18, 2011 - 01:55 pm .- Several intruders broke into a Spanish church, destroying the tabernacle and crown on a statue of the Virgin Mary.

Scottish cardinal attacks ‘shameful’ British nuclear weapons

Apr 18, 2011 - 11:09 am .- The U.K.’s most senior Catholic clergyman is calling upon the British Government to give up its “shameful” nuclear weapons program.

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