Archive of May 13, 2011

Peruvian children make act of consecration to Our Lady of Fatima

May 13, 2011 - 06:26 pm .- The Archdiocese of Lima announced that 5,000 children will make an act of consecration to Our Lady of Fatima on  May 13.

Historian: John Paul II saw spiritual meaning behind assassination attempt

May 13, 2011 - 03:47 pm .- On the 30th anniversary of the assassination attempt on Pope John Paul II, historian Lucetta Scaraffia says that the late Pope believed the crime had a “profound meaning” in salvation history. He worked to shift attention towards this “transcendent reality” to find “the real reason for the event.”

On Fatima feast, Portuguese cardinal marks 30 years since JP II attack

May 13, 2011 - 02:01 pm .- “Sorrow and gratitude” describe Cardinal Jose Saraiva Martin’s memory of May 13, 1981.

Universae Ecclesiae: One priest’s story

May 13, 2011 - 12:50 pm .- Father Stephen Dunn had a very personal reason for wanting to learn the Tridentine Mass.

New guidelines for Tridentine Mass – 10 key facts

May 13, 2011 - 10:55 am .- Local dioceses should give a “generous welcome” to any laity who wish to attend Mass in the “extraordinary form” and to priests who wish to say it. 

Backing bishop’s sacking, Australian bishops cite doctrine and discipline issues

May 13, 2011 - 09:38 am .- Australia’s bishops say they back Pope Benedict’s decision to remove renegade Bishop William Morris from his post in Toowoomba, in the Brisbane region of the country.

Movie fails to capture anti-Catholic brutality of Spanish Civil War (Updated)

May 13, 2011 - 05:19 am .- A new film on the Spanish Civil War falls short in portraying the brutal persecution that the country's Catholics underwent, says author Robert Royal, Ph.D.

Pope invites Catholics to pray the Rosary during May

May 13, 2011 - 12:40 am .- Pope Benedict XVI issued a special call to pray the Rosary during May, the month dedicated to the Virgin Mary.