Archive of May 9, 2011

Bl. John Paul II influential in former terrorist's conversion

May 9, 2011 - 08:46 pm .- A letter John Paul II sent in 1991 to a prisoner in Lima, Peru increased the inmate's faith and inspired him “to continue his evangelization efforts while incarcerated.

Speaker Boehner names Jesuit priest as next House chaplain

May 9, 2011 - 03:49 pm .- House Speaker John Boehner has proposed Father Patrick Conroy, S.J. to be the next chaplain for the U.S. House of Representatives.

More than 340,000 signed up for World Youth Day

May 9, 2011 - 01:40 pm .- Some 340,000 young people from more than 170 countries have signed up to participate in World Youth Day Madrid.

Pope urges Venice to build culture rooted in the Gospel

May 9, 2011 - 12:16 pm .- After traveling through Venice's waterways in a gondola, Pope Benedict urged citizens gathered in the city's main square to cultivate a society rooted in the “firm foundations of the Gospel.”

Supreme Court of Brazil legally recognizes same-sex couples

May 9, 2011 - 11:27 am .- Brazil’s Supreme Court has issued a ruling making same-sex unions equivalent to marriage.

Foster care: Providing a loving home to children in need

May 9, 2011 - 09:57 am .- When visiting their Brighton, Colo. home, Francis Huiras was quick to point out the “little guy” in recent family photos prominently displayed in the living room.

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