Archive of March 24, 2012

Thousands of Catholic youth await Pope Benedict at Miraflores School

Mar 24, 2012 - 05:22 pm .- Outside Miraflores School, where Pope Benedict XVI is staying in the Mexican city of León, thousands of young people have gathered to show their support and love.

Pope offers his blessing to handicapped children in Mexico

Mar 24, 2012 - 04:17 pm .- Following his first speech in Mexico on March 23, Pope Benedict XVI drew near to the faithful who awaited him on the runway of the International Airport of Guanajuato. Among those he greeted were handicapped children with Down Syndrome, whom he blessed and showed signs of affection.

Neighborhood rallies against plan to build strip club near convent

Mar 24, 2012 - 04:09 pm .- More than 500 people gathered in prayer and protest in Chicago's suburb of Stone Park on March 22, raising their voices against the plan to open a strip club next to a convent of nuns.

At Guanajuato Airport, Catholics overjoyed by Pope's Mexico visit

Mar 24, 2012 - 01:53 pm .- Catholics at Guanajuato Airport were joyful, proud, and thankful for the chance to welcome Pope Benedict XVI on his first visit to a Spanish-speaking Latin American country on March 23.

Transplant strengthens priest's heart, faith

Mar 24, 2012 - 01:06 pm .- On the Feast of the Conversion of St. Paul, the Church celebrates the opening of St. Paul’s heart to the love of God. For one Bronx priest, that day will forever be associated with the day that he himself received a new heart, and a new chance at life.

In Guanajuato, Pope Benedict delivers 'lost' message of John Paul II

Mar 24, 2012 - 12:57 pm .- Pope Benedict has delivered a message to the people of Guanajuato from his predecessor Blessed John Paul II, which was given aboard the late Pope's plane but virtually “forgotten” after 1979.

Pope's use of cane is nothing new, Vatican clarifies

Mar 24, 2012 - 12:45 pm .- Pope Benedict XVI's use of a cane during his trip to Mexico is not a new development or a sign of “debility,” according to the vice-director of the Vatican Press Office.

Pope's first Mexican address offers encouragement to faithful

Mar 24, 2012 - 12:06 pm .- At 4:12 pm local time on March 23, Pope Benedict XVI arrived in Mexico for his first visit to a Spanish-speaking country in Latin America. In his first speech, the Pope said he came to encourage the faithful in their commitment to Christ.

Contraception mandate violates federal law, say legal experts

Mar 24, 2012 - 06:05 am .- Legal experts believe that the Obama administration’s contraception mandate fails to meet requirements needed to limit freedom of religion under federal law.