Archive of June 4, 2011

Hurricanes a 'major threat' for Haiti quake victims

Jun 4, 2011 - 05:04 pm .- The situation of earthquake victims in Haiti continues to improve, but cholera is still a problem and the upcoming hurricane season poses a “major threat.”

Jesus will teach you life’s meaning, Pope tells youth

Jun 4, 2011 - 04:12 pm .- “If you are rooted in Christ, you will fully become the person you are meant to be,” the Pope told over 50,000 youngsters at a prayer vigil in Zagreb’s Ban Josip Jalacic Square.

Europe doomed if conscience isn’t rediscovered, Pope says

Jun 4, 2011 - 02:13 pm .- Europe is doomed if it doesn’t rediscover the true meaning of conscience, warned Pope Benedict XVI on the first day of his visit to Croatia.

Mississippi parish prays to end death penalty

Jun 4, 2011 - 01:15 pm .- At the very same moment Benny Joe Stevens was being put to death via lethal injection for the 1998 murder of four people, including two children, a group of people gathered on the steps of Sacred Heart Church in Hattiesburg, Miss., praying for an end to the death penalty.

Pope pays tribute to Blessed Cardinal Stepinac of Croatia

Jun 4, 2011 - 12:19 pm .- The Pope has hailed Blessed Aloysius Stepinac, the late Cardinal Archbishop of Zagreb in Croatia, as “a great pastor and a great Christian.” The Pope made his comments during an in-flight interview with journalists as he traveled to Croatia for a two-day visit.

Pope backs Croatia's entry into European Union

Jun 4, 2011 - 11:49 am .- Pope Benedict XVI has given his backing to Croatia’s bid to join the European Union but says he understands a fear of an “overly strong centralized bureaucracy.”

Texas AG and valedictorian fight to overturn graduation prayer ban

Jun 4, 2011 - 07:26 am .- Texas' Attorney General has asked an appellate court to overturn a federal judge's decision banning prayer at a public school graduation. The school's valedictorian has also taken legal action against the decision, saying she has the right to speak to God during her remarks.

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