Archive of July 6, 2011

More than one million expected to attend World Youth Day closing Mass

Jul 6, 2011 - 06:03 pm .- The director of activities for World Youth Day Madrid is expecting more than one million people to attend the event's closing Mass on Aug. 21.

Chinese bishops face excommunication for unapproved ordination

Jul 6, 2011 - 05:45 pm .- The head of the Chinese Catholic Patriotic Association and other bishops previously in communion with the Pope are facing excommunication for ordaining a bishop without Vatican approval.

Vatican reflects on spiritual benefits of vacation

Jul 6, 2011 - 05:01 pm .- The Vatican is using the start of Pope Benedict XVI’s summer vacation to reflect upon the spiritual benefits of holidays for both tourists and the tourism industry.

Spain: Nearly 80 percent of pregnant teens choose not to abort

Jul 6, 2011 - 02:06 pm .- Nearly 80 percent of pregnant teenage girls in Spain choose to continue their pregnancies when they receive the necessary support and counseling, reported the Red Madre Foundation.

Texas’ Bishop Corrada to head Puerto Rico diocese

Jul 6, 2011 - 12:17 pm .- Pope Benedict XVI has appointed Bishop Alvaro Corrada del Rio of Tyler, Texas as bishop of the Diocese of Mayaguez on Puerto Rico’s west coast.

Fr. Emil Kapaun beatification cause heads to Rome

Jul 6, 2011 - 05:51 am .- U.S. Army chaplain Fr. Emil Kapaun’s cause for beatification is headed to Rome, an event the Diocese of Wichita celebrated with a July 1 Mass at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception.

Otto von Habsburg remembered as great defender of Christian values

Jul 6, 2011 - 01:56 am .- Otto von Habsburg, a Catholic leader for a unified Europe and heir to the defunct Austro-Hungarian Empire, died July 4 at the age of 98. Cardinal Renato Raffaele Martino remembered him as one of the twentieth century’s “greatest defenders” of the Catholic faith and human dignity.

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