Archive of August 25, 2011

Vatican official urges Catholics to rediscover motherhood

Aug 25, 2011 - 06:03 pm .- The president of the Pontifical Academy for Life, Archbishop Ignacio Carrasco de Paula, recently told CNA that the original definition of motherhood as a gift from God must be rediscovered.

Cautious optimism offered for future of Catholics in Libya

Aug 25, 2011 - 02:48 pm .- Early evidence suggests that the Catholic Church in Libya may fare no worse under a new rebel-led regime than it did under the dictatorship of Colonel Moammar Gadhafi.

Bishop calls for solidarity with victims of Hurricane Irene

Aug 25, 2011 - 02:03 pm .- Bishop Daniel Fernandez Torres of Arecibo, Puerto Rico has called for solidarity with those affected by Hurricane Irene. He has asked parishes in the diocese to reach out to the communities affected by the storm.

‘I should have resigned,’ says priest blamed in Cloyne Report

Aug 25, 2011 - 10:16 am .- The Irish priest blamed in an official report for his failure to report cases of alleged clerical abuse to the authorities has defended his actions but also said he should have resigned from his position.

Forty Days for Life to launch biggest campaign yet this fall

Aug 25, 2011 - 05:54 am .- The pro-life advocacy group 40 Days for Life has announced the launch of its biggest campaign ever this fall, with over 300 locations worldwide participating in the event.

Catholic military archdiocese sees rise in priestly vocations

Aug 25, 2011 - 03:28 am .- The Archdiocese for the Military Services in the U.S. is welcoming a steady increase of priestly vocations after declining numbers in recent years.

Three receive death sentence in Kenya for Irish priest’s murder

Aug 25, 2011 - 01:50 am .- Three men have been sentenced to death for the 2009 murder of Fr. Gerry Roche, an Irish priest working in Kenya as a member of the St. Patrick’s Missionary Society.

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