Archive of July 27, 2011

Pope's representative to the US dies after lung surgery

Jul 27, 2011 - 11:04 pm .- Archbishop Pietro Sambi, the Holy Father’s diplomatic representative to the U.S., died in the evening on Wednesday, July 27. The nuncio was at a Baltimore hospital, where he was on a ventilator because of complications from a lung surgery performed two weeks ago.

Norway terrorist suspect denounces Benedict XVI in online manifesto

Jul 27, 2011 - 05:55 pm .- An extensive online book written by Anders Behring Breivik criticizes Pope Benedict XVI for defending the rights of immigrants, especially Muslims.

US bishops offer prayers after tragic Norway attacks

Jul 27, 2011 - 05:36 pm .- The U.S. Catholic bishops have offered their prayers and “deepest condolences” to the people of Norway in the aftermath of the bombing and mass murder spree which killed dozens.

World Youth Day will not cost Spanish tax payers $75 million, confirms official

Jul 27, 2011 - 01:57 pm .- The executive director of World Youth Day Madrid 2011, Yago de la Cierva, has explained that the event will not cost tax payers in Spain $75 million. He said that government assistance will only come in the form of permission to use public facilities.

Fourth Catholic Charities agency joins lawsuit against Illinois

Jul 27, 2011 - 11:21 am .- The Diocese of Belleville announced July 26 that it will join three other Illinois dioceses in a lawsuit against the state, after its adoption and foster care programs face being shutdown over a recent civil unions law.

‘Encouraging’ survey shows Americans supportive of abortion restrictions

Jul 27, 2011 - 05:56 am .- A new survey suggests that “large majorities” of Americans favor several types of abortion restrictions, including waiting periods, parental notification and informed consent laws. However, they are less likely to support a ban on federal funds for abortion providers or opt-out laws for pro-life pharmacists and health providers.

Pro-democracy Vietnamese priest jailed again

Jul 27, 2011 - 02:02 am .- Authorities re-arrested Father Thadeus Nguyen Van Ly, one of Vietnam's most outspoken dissidents, at a home for retired priests on July 25.

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