Archive of May 7, 2012

New photo book shows impact of World Youth Day Madrid

May 7, 2012 - 04:06 pm .- At the release of a new photographic book on World Youth Day Madrid 2011, Cardinal Antonio Maria Rouco Varela recalled the global youth event as a “powerful” opportunity for conversion.

Pope: educating US Catholic youth an urgent challenge

May 7, 2012 - 03:38 pm .- Pope Benedict XVI told a group of U.S. bishops that educating young Catholics in the faith is “the most urgent internal challenge” facing the Catholic Church in America.

Pope encourages new Swiss Guards to be saintly soldiers

May 7, 2012 - 03:02 pm .- Pope Benedict XVI encouraged the new class of recruits for the Swiss Guard to draw close to Christ as they embark on their roles as the pontiff's guardians.

Sebelius invited to speak at Georgetown’s commencement weekend

May 7, 2012 - 12:47 pm .- Georgetown University is drawing strong criticism for inviting U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to speak at a ceremony during its commencement weekend.

Pope's Mexico trip a sign for all Latin America, says Vatican spokesman

May 7, 2012 - 12:07 pm .- Father Federico Lombardi, head of the Vatican's press office, said Pope Benedict XVI wanted to leave “a sign of his presence and his word for the entire continent” during his visit to Mexico last March.