Archive of May 21, 2011

Two seminarians to be ordained to transitional diaconate in Rhode Island

May 21, 2011 - 08:30 pm .- Bishop Robert C. Evans will preside at the diaconate ordination of Francesco Francese and Christopher Murphy on Saturday, May 21.

Archbishop Dolan, Rep. Ryan talk Catholic social teaching in budget debate

May 21, 2011 - 05:41 pm .- U.S. bishops’ conference president Archbishop Timothy Dolan of New York has praised Rep. Paul Ryan’s  (R-Wis.) attention to Catholic social teaching in the federal budget debate, but he emphasized the need for “special consideration” for the poor.

Bishop-elect Tom Daly reflects on nine years as vocations director

May 21, 2011 - 01:30 pm .- After nine years as vocations director for the Archdiocese of San Francisco, it would be easy to bemoan obstructionist parents and a hostile culture that can make an already difficult job frustrating, but Bishop-elect Thomas Daly doesn’t want to go there. 

If Malta votes divorce, some fear the winner will be radical Islam

May 21, 2011 - 11:17 am .- European and American experts say changing Malta's divorce ban would show weakness to radical Muslims, who could capitalize on the island's drift toward secularism to push for Islamic laws.

Vatican cardinal: Charity is not welfare activity, but a witness to God (Corrected)

May 21, 2011 - 08:03 am .- Christian charity is not ordinary social work undertaken by religious people, the Pope's director of charitable activities told Caritas leaders on Saturday. Rather, it must “bear witness to God” at all times.

Pope's speech to space station shows human side of space exploration

May 21, 2011 - 04:02 am .- Pope Benedict XVI's planned satellite address to the crew of the International Space Station is a reminder of the humanity of astronauts and of the God-given curiosity that drives mankind to explore, Vatican astronomer Br. Guy Consolmagno, S.J., said.

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