Archive of May 19, 2011

Japan works toward positive future with help of Catholic aid

May 19, 2011 - 06:02 pm .- In the wake of a disastrous earthquake and tsunami, Japan has encountered help from Catholic charities who are working around the clock to assist in rebuilding efforts across the country. 

Cardinals join call to scrap anti-Catholic British succession law

May 19, 2011 - 04:36 pm .- Cardinal George Pell of Sydney is backing calls to scrap the 310 year-old law banning Catholics from the British throne.

Latin American bishops elect new council president

May 19, 2011 - 01:54 pm .- The bishops meeting at the 33rd General Assembly of Latin American Bishops elected a new council president on May 18.

English bishops say new Mass translation offers chance to deepen faith

May 19, 2011 - 12:18 pm .- England’s bishops say the upcoming new English translation of the Mass is not “change for change’s sake,” but will “ensure greater fidelity to the liturgical tradition of the Church.”

Boxer Manny Pacquiao joins Catholic opposition to reproductive health bill

May 19, 2011 - 05:57 am .- Champion boxer Manny Pacquiao has sided with the Philippines’ Catholic bishops in a continuing controversy over a reproductive health bill that would fund access to free contraceptives.

Facebook pages on Christianity outrank pop stars in user activity

May 19, 2011 - 03:08 am .- Religious pages on Facebook attract significant engagement and pages about Jesus and the Bible recently beat out pop stars like Justin Bieber and Lady Gaga in attracting user activity.

White House follows bishops' recommendation on Haitian immigrants

May 19, 2011 - 12:47 am .- The U.S. Catholic bishops expressed appreciation on May 17 for the Obama administration's decision to extend the “Temporary Protected Status” of Haitian immigrants, in keeping with the bishops' own recommendations.

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