Archive of August 5, 2011

Caritas in Venezuela denounces kidnappings carried out by rebel groups

Aug 5, 2011 - 05:53 pm .- The director of Caritas in the Venezuelan state of Tachira recently denounced the presence of Colombian rebel groups in Venezuela.

Arab expert: Regime change in Syria will be bad for Christians

Aug 5, 2011 - 04:17 pm .- One of Rome’s leading experts on Christianity in the Arab world says the fall of President Bashar al-Assad in Syria would create a worrying future for Christians in the country.

Mayor only expressed Rio's desire to host 2013 World Youth Day, says archdiocese

Aug 5, 2011 - 01:39 pm .- The Archdiocese of Rio de Janeiro addressed recent comments made by the city's mayor, claiming that the 2013 World Youth Day will be held in Rio.

Religious order to pay $24 million to Delaware clergy abuse victims

Aug 5, 2011 - 01:04 pm .- The Oblates of St. Francis de Sales agreed on Aug. 4 to pay $24.8 million to settle lawsuits with 39 victims of clerical sex abuse in Delaware.

Bishop Lori: Bishops and priests stand in solidarity with Knights of Columbus

Aug 5, 2011 - 12:26 pm .- On the Feast of St. John Vianney Bishop William E. Lori of Bridgeport, Conn. told the Knights of Columbus that bishops and priests are in solidarity with them on “the path of salvation.”

World Youth Day to provide $143 million boost to Spanish economy

Aug 5, 2011 - 10:01 am .- The head of Madrid’s Housing and Economy Office, Percival Manglano, confirmed Aug. 2 that World Youth Day is expected to bring $143 million into the Spanish economy.

Priest makes bobblehead doll of Pennsylvania's Bishop Trautman

Aug 5, 2011 - 05:42 am .- Bishop Donald W. Trautman of Erie, Pa., and every one of his priests, now has a bobblehead doll in his likeness thanks to one priest who wanted to show appreciation for his service.

NY Catholic school principal fired in race controversy

Aug 5, 2011 - 01:01 am .- A parish pastor in New York City has fired Catholic school principal Frank Borzellieri after controversy over his opinions on race and diversity and his ties to a publication accused of white supremacism.

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