Archive of April 20, 2011

Catholic opinion divided over film ‘Habemus Papam’

Apr 20, 2011 - 06:06 pm .- A new film depicting a fictitious Pope who struggles to adjust to his new role and eventually resigns is dividing Catholic opinion in Italy.

Bishops encourage prayer and reflection during Holy Week

Apr 20, 2011 - 06:03 pm .- Numerous bishops in Latin America are calling on Catholics to spend Holy Week in prayer and reflection.

Pope to answer questions on Good Friday TV show

Apr 20, 2011 - 03:29 pm .- Pope Benedict XVI will make papal broadcasting history on April 22 when he takes part in a televised question and answer session. The pre-recorded program, entitled “In His Image – A Good Friday Special,” will be broadcast on the Italian station RAI Uno.

Fire at Barcelona basilica destroys sacristy and damages crypt

Apr 20, 2011 - 01:55 pm .- Spanish police detained a man suspected of starting a fire at the Basilica of the Holy Family in Barcelona.

Indifference to God brings indifference to evil, says Pope

Apr 20, 2011 - 10:32 am .- An indifference to God leads to an indifference to evil. That was the message from Pope Benedict XVI at his April 20 Wednesday Audience in St. Peter’s Square, his last before Easter.

Calif. parish pledges to rebuild after arsonist destroys church

Apr 20, 2011 - 06:02 am .- Parishioners at St. John Vianney are determined to rebuild after an April 16 arson attack destroyed their Hacienda Heights, Calif. church.

Chicago's Polish community eager to celebrate JP II beatification

Apr 20, 2011 - 03:00 am .- Home to over a million Polish people, Chicago is bustling with plans to participate in the global celebration of Pope John Paul II's beatification.

Theologians must preserve truth, Cardinal Wuerl says after backlash

Apr 20, 2011 - 12:47 am .- Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl, chairman of the U.S. bishops' doctrine committee, reaffirmed the role of bishops as teachers of the faith in an April 18 statement on the work of a controversial feminist theologian. He explained that theologians must accept divine revelation, which is not open to revision.

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