Archive of June 27, 2012

Catholic Charities mobilizes against growing Colorado fires

Jun 27, 2012 - 05:08 pm .- Both evacuees and residents of the Colorado Springs area are in “utter shock and disbelief” at the major fire threatening the outskirts of the city, a local Catholic Charities official says.

Cardinal celebrates Spanish shrine's elevation to minor basilica

Jun 27, 2012 - 02:01 pm .- A Vatican official celebrated a Mass of thanksgiving on June 25 after the Shrine of St. John of Avila in Spain was elevated by Pope Benedict to the status of a Minor Basilica.

SSPX letter indicates refusal of Vatican reconciliation effort

Jun 27, 2012 - 01:08 pm .- A recent letter leaked online suggests that leaders of the Society of St. Pius X, a breakaway traditionalist group, have rejected a proposed Vatican document to aid in reconciliation efforts.

True greatness found in humble service, Pope says

Jun 27, 2012 - 09:44 am .- Pope Benedict XVI says that the path to real greatness in life is not found in self-promotion but in sacrificial love towards God and other people.

New fund will help fight forced abortions in China

Jun 27, 2012 - 04:09 am .- An international human rights group has announced the creation of a new fund to help fight the forced abortions that are often used to enforce the Chinese state’s one-child policy.

Fortnight resource combines religious liberty, outreach to disabled

Jun 27, 2012 - 02:07 am .- Two national Catholic groups have released a list of suggested activities to defend religious liberty and reach out charitably to those with disabilities.

American bishop appointed as key player in SSPX negotiations

Jun 27, 2012 - 12:05 am .- Pope Benedict has appointed a Rome-based American archbishop to be a key player in the negotiations between the Vatican and the breakaway traditionalist group, the Society of St. Pius X.