Archive of March 29, 2011

Catholic Relief Services resumes food aid in Sudan

Mar 29, 2011 - 07:43 pm .- Catholic Relief Services announced that it has been allowed resume food distribution in Sudan's West Darfur state after the government previously banned the group's efforts.

Argentinean bishops denounce printing press blockade

Mar 29, 2011 - 04:06 pm .- The Argentinean bishops' committee on justice and peace issued a statement denouncing the March 27 blockade of two printing press facilities.

Caritas bishop sees long days ahead in Japanese rebuilding

Mar 29, 2011 - 02:26 pm .- Japan’s top Catholic charities official says the people face great challenges rebuilding their lives in the wake of the March 11 earthquake and tsunami.

John Paul II remembered as 'friend of humanity'

Mar 29, 2011 - 02:02 pm .- Archbishop Piero Marini, who served as Pope John Paul II’s master of liturgical ceremonies, said the late Pope's beatification will be “a chance for all to reconnect with this friend of humanity.”

Good Friday stations will have Augustinian mark

Mar 29, 2011 - 11:51 am .- Pope Benedict XVI asked a sister of the order of St. Augustine to author the prayers and meditations that will be used for this year's Good Friday way of the cross in Rome.

Despite controversy in NYC, pro-life billboards coming to Chicago

Mar 29, 2011 - 06:15 am .- A pro-life group plans to continue their billboard campaign in Chicago after a recent ad was pulled in New York City following complaints.

Pakistan bishops urge Pope to name Shahbaz Bhatti a martyr

Mar 29, 2011 - 03:05 am .- The bishops of Pakistan appealed to Pope Benedict to officially recognize Shahbaz Bhatti, a Catholic official in the country who was recently assassinated, as a martyr.

Catholic Relief Services' forced closure in Sudan endangers hungry (Updated)

Mar 29, 2011 - 01:29 am .- Catholic Relief Services has announced that it will be forced to close its food program in Sudan’s West Darfur state at the end of March because the government cannot guarantee its security.