Archive of June 10, 2011

Poverty can be overcome by imitating Jesus, famous missionary says

Jun 10, 2011 - 05:08 pm .- Father Pedro Opeka traveled to Rome this week to share his testimony as a missionary and to raise awareness in the world of the opportunity to eradicate poverty.

Diplomats must have personal virtue, Pope says

Jun 10, 2011 - 04:30 pm .- Pope Benedict welcomed new students enrolled in the Vatican’s diplomat school on June 10, telling them that the foundation of their lives and service to the Church must be based on deep, personal formation.

Sainthood cause opened for priest who brought Opus Dei to US

Jun 10, 2011 - 02:48 pm .- On June 2, the Archdiocese of Boston opened the canonization cause of Father Joseph Muzquiz, a priest who helped establish Opus Dei in the United States.

Christians should not be content with life of mediocrity, Spanish bishops say

Jun 10, 2011 - 02:00 pm .- The Spanish Bishops’ Conference reminded the baptized of their commitment to live the faith with authenticity and to not be content with mediocrity in the Christian life.

Archbishop Nienstedt offers reasons to back Minn. marriage amendment

Jun 10, 2011 - 05:22 am .- Minnesota’s proposed constitutional amendment to define marriage as a union of a man and a woman should be passed to help children flourish and to defend God’s plan for man and woman, Archbishop John C. Nienstedt of Minneapolis and St. Paul says.

Caritas launches new program for Japan quake victims

Jun 10, 2011 - 01:46 am .- Almost three months after the devastating earthquake in Japan, the Catholic relief agency Caritas has launched a new emergency program to provide disaster survivors food, counseling and help in finding employment.

Pope's message to Syrian ambassador stresses reform, non-violence

Jun 10, 2011 - 12:55 am .- Pope Benedict XVI told Syria's ambassador to the Holy See that the country's troubled government should respect citizens' desires for reform, and accept guidance from the international community.

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