Archive of August 12, 2011

Benedict XVI to enjoy traditional lunch with Spanish bishops

Aug 12, 2011 - 05:57 pm .- Pope Benedict XVI will enjoy a traditional Spanish lunch with the cardinals, bishops and auxiliary bishops of Madrid on Aug. 20.

Spanish archbishop: Catholics have the right to freedom of expression

Aug 12, 2011 - 02:07 pm .- Archbishop Braulio Rodriguez of Toledo, Spain spoke out Aug. 11 in defense of World Youth Day 2011. He said that Spain is a free country where Catholics have the right to express themselves.

Pope eagerly anticipating meeting world’s youth in Madrid

Aug 12, 2011 - 11:50 am .- Pope Benedict XVI is eager to meet the vast crowds of young people who are gathering in Madrid and is looking forward to the “wonderfully spiritual” moments that will occur during the four-day international event.

Pope offers special indulgence to World Youth Day pilgrims

Aug 12, 2011 - 10:33 am .- Pope Benedict XVI has declared that pilgrims to World Youth Day in Madrid will be able to obtain a special indulgence while attending the event.

New York City’s mandatory sex ed program draws fire

Aug 12, 2011 - 06:00 am .- The City of New York’s new requirement that one semester of sex education be taught in all public middle and high schools continues a “failed experiment” and substitutes parents’ beliefs and values with those of the schools, Catholic leaders said.

Canada sending 6,000 to World Youth Day

Aug 12, 2011 - 02:27 am .- A contingent of 6,000 Canadian Catholics will attend World Youth Day in Madrid, where they will hold their first ever national celebration at the global Catholic event.

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