Archive of April 30, 2012

St. John of Avila celebrated as soon-to-be Doctor of the Church

Apr 30, 2012 - 04:05 pm .- At the conclusion of their annual meeting on April 27, the bishops of Spain issued a statement lauding Pope Benedict XVI's upcoming official proclamation of St. John of Avila as a Doctor of the Church.

Chinese activist’s escape prompts calls for US action

Apr 30, 2012 - 02:05 pm .- The escape of Chen Guangcheng, a human rights advocate who opposed China’s brutal one-child policy, is resulting in calls for the U.S. to protest human rights abuses within the communist country.  

Cuban cardinal willing to endure critics in reconciliation process

Apr 30, 2012 - 12:05 pm .- During a recent visit to the United States, Cardinal Jaime Ortega of Havana said he is willing to endure criticism and attacks for the sake of achieving reconciliation in Cuba.

Pope Benedict says forgiveness is key to global peace

Apr 30, 2012 - 11:43 am .- Pope Benedict XVI says that forgiveness is the key to creating harmony between peoples and nations.