Tuesday, 16 August 2011 14:38
World Youth Day pilgrims begin 'days you will never forget.'A cloudless blue sky turned to inky night as hundreds of thousands of pilgrims participated in the opening Mass for World Youth Day, celebrated by Madrid Cardinal Antonio Rouco Varela in the Plaza de Cibeles.
Wednesday, 10 August 2011 14:23
SAN SALVADOR (CNS) — Nine former soldiers in El Salvador's army have surrendered to authorities, three months after their indictment in Spain for the 1989 killings of six Jesuit priests, their housekeeper and her daughter during the country's 12-year civil war.
Friday, 05 August 2011 08:57
Its origins, according to the official World Youth Day website (www.madrid11.com), developed from various celebrations dedicated to youth during the Jubilee of 1983-84, called the Holy Year of Redemption in memory of the death of Jesus Christ.
Friday, 05 August 2011 08:55
The primary focus on the pope's trip Aug. 18-21 will be on Catholic youths from around the globe participating in World Youth Day.
But Pope Benedict also will meet with Spain's royal family and with Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero, whose government has promoted several policies opposed by the church, including relaxing Spain's divorce laws, easing restrictions on abortion, legalizing same-sex marriage and allowing gay couples to adopt.
Wednesday, 27 July 2011 13:24
To support the local community, Catholic Relief Services — which reopened its office in Cambodia in 1992 — is developing a five-year strategy focusing on family healthcare and education, according to Kellie Hynes, CRS’ Cambodia office director, who visited Los Angeles in late June on her way to meeting in the agency’s Baltimore headquarters.
Prayer of the MonthPapal intentions for November: That priests who experience difficulties may find comfort in their suffering, support in their doubts, and confirmation in their fidelity. That as fruit of the continental mission, Latin American Churches may send missionaries to other Churches.
Papal intentions for December: That children who are victims of abandonment or violence may find the love and protection they need. That Christians, enlightened by the Word incarnate, may prepare humanity for the Savior's coming.