Archive of May 3, 2011

New essay explains Church teaching on 'brain death,' organ donation

May 3, 2011 - 06:17 pm .- Confusion about Catholic moral teaching on “brain death” may be leading some doctors and ethicists to forbid organ donations in cases where the Church would allow it.

In an Irish pub in Rome, ‘bloggers’ speak of new evangelization

May 3, 2011 - 04:12 pm .- Many a revolution is said to have started from the backroom of a bar. The bloggers who gathered May 3 in Scholar’s Lounge Irish Pub in central Rome are hoping for a very similar outcome.

Archbishop hopes JP II will inspire youth to attend World Youth Day

May 3, 2011 - 02:10 pm .- Archbishop Jose Ignacio Munilla Aguirre of San Sebastian, Spain expressed hope that Blessed John Paul II will inspire young people in Spain to attend World Youth Day 2011.

Pilgrims find John Paul's new resting place 'simple, lovely'

May 3, 2011 - 12:51 pm .- Since 7 a.m. this morning, visitors to St. Peter’s Basilica have been given their first glimpse of Blessed Pope John Paul II’s new final resting place. 

Blessed Marianne Cope relics settle in Hawaii

May 3, 2011 - 11:01 am .- Relics of Blessed Marianne Cope, a 19th century religious sister who ministered to exiled leprosy patients, will tour Hawaii and settle permanently in a local cathedral.

Reject civil unions bill, diocese urges RI legislators

May 3, 2011 - 05:55 am .- After the defeat of a bill to recognize same-sex “marriage,” Rhode Island lawmakers should also reject civil unions for homosexual couples, the Catholic Diocese of Providence has said.

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