Archive of June 5, 2011

Sudan avoids return to war, but violence leaves thousands homeless

Jun 5, 2011 - 06:26 pm .- Sudan's north and south have reached a deal to avoid returning to war over the disputed oil-producing city of Abyei, which is due to come under temporary joint administration next month. But the agreement comes too late for tens of thousands who fled the city as northern troops invaded in May.

As he departs, Pope says he feels united with Croatia (Updated)

Jun 5, 2011 - 06:00 pm .- After a short but eventful two-day visit to Croatia, Pope Benedict bid farewell, saying that although his trip was short, it was “graced with encounters” that made him feel one with the Croatian people.

Thirty years after AIDS discovery, appreciation growing for Catholic approach

Jun 5, 2011 - 03:12 pm .- The Vatican’s representative to the United Nations in Geneva says that 30 years after the discovery of AIDS, international relief agencies and faith-based groups are beginning to show an openness to the Catholic solution for the illness.

Connecticut archdiocese welcomes five new priests

Jun 5, 2011 - 01:21 pm .- Joy and gratitude filled the Cathedral of St. Joseph on May 14 as Archbishop Henry J. Mansell of Hartford, Connecticut ordained five men to the priesthood.

World needs Christian families more than ever, Pope says

Jun 5, 2011 - 12:10 pm .- Pope Benedict has given an emotional plea for all people to recognize the beauty, joy and witness of Christian marriage and family life, and to reject secularism, artificial contraception and co-habitation because they are opposed to true love.

St. Barnabas, apostle and missionary, celebrated June 11

Jun 5, 2011 - 07:54 am .- Catholics will celebrate the memory of St. Barnabas on June 11. The apostle and missionary was among Christ's earliest followers and was responsible for welcoming St. Paul into the Church.

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