Archive of June 22, 2011

Colombian criminals request help from Church to turn themselves in

Jun 22, 2011 - 05:57 pm .- About 5,000 individuals involved in organized crime in Colombia have expressed a willingness to turn themselves in to police. They have asked for the assistance of the Church to do so.

Cardinal Raymond Burke pays tribute to St. Thomas More

Jun 22, 2011 - 03:22 pm .- Cardinal Raymond Burke spoke with CNA about the inspiration he draws from the life and work of St. Thomas More, the patron of lawyers, whose feast day falls on June 22.

Priesthood and party politics incompatible, says Spanish bishop

Jun 22, 2011 - 03:02 pm .- A Spanish bishop is reminding Catholic clergy that being actively engaged in politics is incompatible with priestly life.

Archdiocese defends Cardinal Cipriani's work to end forced sterilizations

Jun 22, 2011 - 01:51 pm .- Cardinal Juan Luis Cipriani was the most outspoken opponent of the forced sterilizations carried out in Peru and “was not silent” as alleged by Peruvian author Mario Vargas Llosa, said the spokesman for the Archdiocese of Lima in Peru.

Catholic expert says hope for Middle East is justified

Jun 22, 2011 - 01:35 pm .- Monsignor Robert Stern, a Church expert on the Middle East, is thoroughly “optimistic” about the possibility of a more democratic and pluralistic Middle East.

The Psalms teach us to pray, Pope says

Jun 22, 2011 - 12:38 pm .- The Book of Psalms can teach people how to pray and is the “prayer book ‘par excellence,’” Pope Benedict XVI said in his June 22 audience with pilgrims in St. Peter’s Square.

Archbishop Chaput warns about Catholic institutions losing religious identity

Jun 22, 2011 - 06:09 am .- Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Denver warned Catholic social workers against the danger of Church institutions losing their religious identity amidst increasing hostility from the government and society.

Catholic University of America unfazed by legal threat over dorm change

Jun 22, 2011 - 02:37 am .- The Catholic University of America says its plan to house men and women separately will withstand any legal challenge from John Banzhaf, known for his lawsuits over fast food and women's bathrooms.

Egypt could lift burdens on building new churches

Jun 22, 2011 - 01:09 am .- Egypt’s burdensome regulations on church-building could be removed under new government proposals which one local bishop says would mark a “major step forward for the citizenship of Christians” and a vindication of the public protests begun on January 25.

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