Archive of May 6, 2011

Dissident group seeks to divide Catholics in Bolivia

May 6, 2011 - 05:46 pm .- Bishop Cristobal Bialasik of Oruro, Bolivia charged that a dissident group is seeking to “confuse and divide” Bolivians with ideas contrary to the Catholic Church's teachings.

Military chaplain reflects on death of Osama bin Laden

May 6, 2011 - 04:07 pm .- Chaplain Col. Robert L. Marciano was relaxing Sunday night at the rectory of Our Lady of Good Hope Parish in Mapleville, R.I. when he received a text message from a friend in the military that al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden had been killed in a daring operation in Pakistan led by U.S. Navy SEALs.

Archbishop urges Guatemalans to cast informed vote

May 6, 2011 - 02:03 pm .- Archbishop Oscar Julio Vian Morales of Guatemala is urging citizens to “vote in a serious, free, conscientious and well-informed way” in the upcoming presidential elections.

Pope congratulates 34 new Swiss Guard recruits

May 6, 2011 - 12:58 pm .- Pope Benedict XVI met with 34 new Swiss Guard recruits on May 6 and offered words of wisdom and encouragement before the swearing-in ceremony.  

Bishop hopes canonization of Bl. John Paul II 'will happen soon'

May 6, 2011 - 11:07 am .- Bishop Jose Ignacio Munilla Aguirre of San Sebastian, Spain told CNA that he hopes the canonization of Blessed John Paul II “will happen soon.”

Pope Benedict's sixth anniversary celebrated with choral concert

May 6, 2011 - 10:32 am .- Pope Benedict XVI celebrated the sixth anniversary of his election as Pope on May 5, at a concert featuring works of sacred classical music from the 18th and 19th centuries.

Christ in the City calls young missionaries to serve Denver's poor

May 6, 2011 - 05:39 am .- Christ in the City, a missionary ministry for young adults, is preparing to launch a year-long program for Catholics to serve the poor in Denver, Colorado.

Illinois Catholics fight to keep adoption services

May 6, 2011 - 12:57 am .- Catholics in Illinois are fighting to protect their religious rights as a new civil unions law in the state could shut down Catholic adoption and foster care programs.

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