Archive of August 17, 2011

RealCatholicTV's Voris had 'no idea' about internal problems (Corrected)

Aug 17, 2011 - 06:12 pm .- RealCatholicTV's Senior Executive Producer and host Michael Voris says he was completely unaware of recently discovered troubles within his organization, involving a staff apologist's sexually explicit writings, and his nonprofit corporation's loss of legal status two years ago.

Archbishop Dolan says marriage redefinition in NY harms Catholic families

Aug 17, 2011 - 03:20 pm .- Archbishop Timothy Dolan predicts that the recent redefinition of marriage in New York will have a “big impact” on future attempts by young people to build up Catholic family life.

Iraqi seminarians and bishops request prayers from youth in Madrid

Aug 17, 2011 - 01:49 pm .- Catholics in Iraq are maintaining a strong faith despite persecution in their country, Iraqi bishops and seminarians explained to a group of young pilgrims at World Youth Day.

World Youth Day organizers praise police after security scare

Aug 17, 2011 - 01:47 pm .- The organizers of World Youth Day are praising the Spanish police after they arrested a Mexican chemistry student for allegedly plotting to gas anti-Pope protesters at this week’s Catholic youth festival in Madrid.

Pope reflects on Mary's example before heading to WYD

Aug 17, 2011 - 12:21 pm .- Pope Benedict used his Aug. 17 general audience to reflect on Mary's example of prayer and meditation, just before he travels to Madrid to celebrate World Youth Day with over 1 million young people.

Catholic community mourns death of Connecticut Navy Seal

Aug 17, 2011 - 06:12 am .- The Catholic community in Stamford, Connecticut is grieving the loss of 31 year-old Navy Seal Brian Bill, whose helicopter was gunned down in Afghanistan by the Taliban on Aug. 6.

English-speaking WYD pilgrims paying tribute to Blessed John Paul

Aug 17, 2011 - 03:04 am .- Events planned for English-speaking young people at World Youth Day in Madrid will include tributes to Blessed Pope John Paul II.

Increased cohabitation rates mean more instability for children

Aug 17, 2011 - 01:31 am .- Family instability continues to grow in the U.S. despite falling divorce rates for families with children. Researchers say an increase in cohabitation is part of the problem, adding that society’s “retreat from marriage” harms children and has particularly hurt poor and working-class communities.

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