Archive of March 25, 2012

Mexican trip achieved Pope's goals, Fr. Lombardi affirms

Mar 25, 2012 - 11:12 pm .- As Pope Benedict XVI prepared to leave Mexico and journey to Cuba, the director of the Holy See Press Office said the Pope had accomplished his goal of confirming the country in its Catholic faith.

No current plan for Pope-Chavez meeting in Cuba

Mar 25, 2012 - 10:45 pm .- Pope Benedict XVI has not currently scheduled any meeting with Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, according to the director of the Holy See Press Office.

Plant seeds of hope in Latin America and Carribean, Pope tells bishops

Mar 25, 2012 - 09:48 pm .- During a March 25 evening prayer service at the cathedral in León, Mexico, Pope Benedict XVI called on Latin American and Carribean bishops to plant the “seed of hope” through the Church's work in the regions.

Pope's Mass is worth the all-night wait for Guanajuato Catholics

Mar 25, 2012 - 09:00 pm .- At Guanajuato's Bicentennial Park, some Mexican Catholics had been waiting all night to celebrate Mass with Pope Benedict XVI on March 25.

At Mexican monument, Pope hails Jesus' kingship of love

Mar 25, 2012 - 06:35 pm .- As he celebrated Mass for 600,000 people at Guanajuato's Mount Cubilete on March 25, Pope Benedict XVI urged them to discover the true kingship of Christ, who rules the world with love.

NY Catholic conference opposes 'chemical digestion' of human remains

Mar 25, 2012 - 04:14 pm .- A bill that redefines cremation, to include the “chemical digestion” of human remains into liquid waste, has met with rejection from the New York State Catholic Conference.

Poor Clare Sisters make ‘habit’ out of Nun Run

Mar 25, 2012 - 01:05 pm .- The Poor Clare Sisters of Perpetual Adoration, who live in temporary facilities on monastery property in Tonopah, Ariz. have added another “habit” to their spiritual regimen: the Nun Run.

Popes have worked for 'truth and transparency,' Fr. Lombardi affirms

Mar 25, 2012 - 12:47 pm .- Pope Benedict XVI has followed his predecessor Blessed John Paul II in working for “truth and transparency” on priestly abuse and other topics, the Holy See Press Office director said on March 24.

Mexicans feel hopeful after Pope's words at Plaza de Paz

Mar 25, 2012 - 12:04 pm .- After waiting all day to hear Pope Benedict XVI address them on the evening of March 24, thousands of Mexicans felt moved and inspired by the Pope's call to change the world through God's love.

Christ's love can transform Mexico, Pope tells children

Mar 25, 2012 - 10:52 am .- By embracing and passing on God's love, Mexican youth can shape their country's future for the better, Pope Benedict XVI told children gathered in León's Plaza de Paz on March 24.

St. Rupert honored as 'Apostle of Bavaria and Austria' on March 27

Mar 25, 2012 - 06:05 am .- On March 27 the Catholic Church remembers the monk and bishop Saint Rupert, whose missionary labors built up the Church in two of its historic strongholds, Austria and Bavaria.