Archive of June 20, 2011

Bishops lament prisoners killed in Venezuela

Jun 20, 2011 - 05:57 pm .- The deaths of more than 30 inmates involved in confrontations with prison guards in northern Venezuela are the “fruit” of the government’s passive response to organized crime in the prison system, stated Venezuela's bishops.

Fr. Corapi's order 'saddened' by his choice to leave priesthood

Jun 20, 2011 - 05:47 pm .- Father John Corapi's superiors confirmed and expressed grief over his decision to leave his order and the priesthood following allegations of misconduct.

Pope urges world leaders to embrace refugees

Jun 20, 2011 - 04:45 pm .- Pope Benedict stressed the importance of global leaders welcoming refugees in light of recent violence that's displaced thousands of people in Africa and the Middle East.

Researcher: Google queries on Catholic topics show major drop

Jun 20, 2011 - 03:07 pm .- U.S. Google search queries on Catholic topics have dropped “significantly” in volume from 2004 to 2011 and are “perhaps disturbing evidence” about the intersection of faith and new media, a researcher on Catholic demographics says.

Nearly 20,000 priests expected to attend World Youth Day

Jun 20, 2011 - 02:01 pm .- Nearly 20,000 priests are expected to accompany the young people attending World Youth Day 2011 in August, announced Cardinal Antonio Maria Rouco of Madrid, Spain.

Father Corapi’s Bombshell

Jun 20, 2011 - 12:45 pm .- Father John Corapi, the popular Catholic evangelist, announced on June 17 that he would leave the priesthood and begin a new endeavor outside Church control — called “Black Sheep Dog” — focused on a “broader” message and a global audience.

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