Archive of June 11, 2012

One thousand more Syrian Christians flee after ultimatum

Jun 11, 2012 - 05:41 pm .- An ultimatum from the Syrian armed opposition’s military chief caused over 1,000 Christians to flee the west Syrian town of Qusayr, adding to fears that believers may be forced out of Syria.

Eucharistic Congress opens with reflection on 'treasure of the Church'

Jun 11, 2012 - 04:16 pm .- The Church has nothing greater to offer than Jesus Christ in the Holy Eucharist, Cardinal Marc Ouellet said as he celebrated the June 10 opening Mass of the 50th International Eucharistic Congress in Dublin.

HHS mandate defender sees Catholic institutions as distractions

Jun 11, 2012 - 03:35 pm .- Washington Post columnist Anthony Stevens-Arroyo is a Catholic who does not believe the Obama Administration is attacking religious liberty by mandating Catholic institutions to pay for birth control in their employee health plans.

Mexico City archdiocese decries profanation of Corpus Christi procession

Jun 11, 2012 - 01:54 pm .- The Archdiocese of Mexico City has denounced a group of “professional activists” linked to the Democratic Revolution Party for profaning a June 7 Corpus Christi procession in Zocalo plaza.

Pope stresses importance of fidelity for Vatican employees

Jun 11, 2012 - 12:17 pm .- Pope Benedict XVI told the Vatican’s diplomatic school that “faithfulness” is a key virtue for anybody working in the service of the Holy See.