Archive of June 15, 2011

Plans for Pope Pius XII museum revealed

Jun 15, 2011 - 05:54 pm .- A leading Italian politician is giving his support to plans for a museum in Rome to commemorate the memory of the wartime pontiff, Pope Pius XII.

Paraguay offers to hold debate on legalization of abortion

Jun 15, 2011 - 05:54 pm .- Paraguay may move toward the legalization of abortion, according to the country’s permanent representative to the United Nations in Geneva.

Spanish bishop suspends priest elected to city council

Jun 15, 2011 - 02:02 pm .- A priest in Spain was suspended after he was elected to public office in the northeastern city of La Gudina.

Without God, man falls into idolatry, Pope warns

Jun 15, 2011 - 01:02 pm .- “When God disappears, man falls into the slavery of idolatry,” Pope Benedict XVI said at the June 15 General Audience in St. Peter’s Square.

NY archbishop warns lawmakers not to reinvent marriage ahead of vote

Jun 15, 2011 - 11:39 am .- New York Archbishop Timothy M. Dolan is concerned that state senators might “re-invent the very definition” of marriage—society's basic institution—as five more lawmakers pledged to support a same-sex “marriage” bill.

Catholic leaders rip 'ludicrous' article for slant against KC bishop (Corrected)

Jun 15, 2011 - 05:00 am .- Catholic leaders are calling a recent National Catholic Reporter article “ludicrous” for criticizing  Kansas City Bishop Robert W. Finn in the context of a discussion about scandal-plagued figures such as New York Rep. Anthony Weiner and French politician Dominique Strauss-Kahn.

Syrian uprising risks creating Iraq-like future, Catholic bishop warns

Jun 15, 2011 - 03:17 am .- One of Syria’s most respected bishops is condemning the violence in Syria but is also defending the Syrian government’s response to the uprising there. He said the insurgents are “fanatics” who seek “destabilization and Islamization.”

John Paul II relic placed in Krakow church

Jun 15, 2011 - 12:21 am .- A reliquary of Bl. Pope John Paul II’s blood has been placed in the altar of a new church in Krakow named for him.

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