CONFERENCE TO CONSIDER SCHOOLS AS PLACES OF HOPE

Vatican Official to Open Event in Spain SARAGOSSA, Spain, OCT. 6, 2011 (Zenit.org).- Though many reports point to a situation of “global crisis” and a consequent bleak perspective on the future, a conference… Continue reading

ARCHBISHOP HANNAN BURIED TODAY IN NEW ORLEANS

Prelate Lived American History From Second World War to Katrina     NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana, OCT. 6, 2011 (Zenit.org).- Some 1,000 mourners turned out for today’s funeral Mass and burial of Archbishop Philip… Continue reading

Keeping it real: Preserving native art requires respect for cultures

By Carol Glatz Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Ceremonial and sacred objects from different parts of the world present enormous challenges for art restorers; they must clean, repair and preserve very… Continue reading

The Vietnamese Church is not linked to any political system

» 10/06/2011 14:34 VIETNAM Open letter from Mons. Paul Nguyên Thai Hop, chairman of the “Commission for Justice and Peace.” The document makes specific reference to an official communication that seems to wish to… Continue reading

Maternal health group denied funding over Catholic beliefs

By Marianne Medlin St. John’s, Canada, Oct 6, 2011 / 06:03 am (CNA).- A Catholic maternal health group has been denied Canadian government funding for the eleventh time in nearly a decade, while… Continue reading

Catholic League finds Madonna unacceptable for Super Bowl

New York City, N.Y., Oct 6, 2011 / 01:58 am (CNA).- Madonna’s history of religious provocation makes her unsuitable for a possible halftime stint at Super Bowl XLVI, according to Catholic League President… Continue reading

Mexican organizations praise court decision upholding pro-life reforms

Mexico City, Mexico, Oct 5, 2011 / 05:56 pm (CNA).- Some 400 organizations in Mexico have praised the country’s Supreme Court for upholding pro-life constitutional reforms in the states of Baja California and… Continue reading

‘If you get lost, take Mary’s hand,’ Cardinal Amato tells conference

By Marta Jimenez and David Kerr Rome, Italy, Oct 5, 2011 / 05:23 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Cardinal Angelo Amato told attendees at a major Marian conference in Rome that “if you get lost,… Continue reading

New website to streamline communication between Latin American bishops

Rome, Italy, Oct 5, 2011 / 01:57 pm (CNA).- The Vatican will give the bishops of Latin America a new secure website, Episcopado.net, to enhance communication through an updated database system. The project… Continue reading

Attacks against Coptic churches, part of a plan to expel Egypt’s Christians

» 10/05/2011 17:33 EGYPT In Upper Egypt, Salafis attack two churches are in less than three days. A plan hatched in Saudi Arabia would see Egypt come under an Islamic regime without any place… Continue reading