Archive of April 19, 2011

Controversial Barcelona priest not excommunicated, confirms archdiocese

Apr 19, 2011 - 06:01 pm .- The Archdiocese of Barcelona in Spain confirmed April 18 that Father Manuel Pousa was not automatically excommunicated after admitting to paying for two abortions.

Vatican newspaper goes online in English

Apr 19, 2011 - 04:34 pm .- For the first time ever the Vatican newspaper will now provide a daily news service in English.

National Geographic documentary examines relics of third-century saints

Apr 19, 2011 - 03:10 pm .- Two skeletons attributed to two married martyrs from the third century could be authentic, say researchers taking part in a new National Geographic Society documentary.

Venezuela unwilling to dialogue with Church, says cardinal

Apr 19, 2011 - 02:00 pm .- Cardinal Jorge Urosa Savino of Caracas, Venezuela recently noted that the country's government refuses to enter into dialogue with the Church.

Irish Church report going to Pope this weekend

Apr 19, 2011 - 12:01 pm .- The Archbishop of Dublin said April 18 that the inquiry team sent to Ireland by Pope Benedict XVI will be in a position to report back to him by this weekend.

On election anniversary, Pope praised for his ‘profound goodness’

Apr 19, 2011 - 06:00 am .- Upon the sixth anniversary of Benedict XVI’s election to the papacy on April 19, Cardinal Raymond Burke told CNA of his “profound goodness” and praised his pontificate as one of “great dynamism” and “intense evangelization.”

US Catholic Church finds astonishing variety of people joining this Easter

Apr 19, 2011 - 02:52 am .- A Muslim, a family of seven, a marine, a former abortion clinic administrator – these are just a few of the many faces of people from around the country who are slated to join the Catholic Church at Easter.

US bishops join call for new Middle East peace talks

Apr 19, 2011 - 01:27 am .- The U.S. Catholic bishops have joined a coalition of Christian, Jewish, and Muslims leaders urging the president and secretary of state to take advantage of a new opportunity for peace between Israel and the Palestinian territories.

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