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26 Apr 2012 – WASHINGTON (CNS) — Jan Karski, the late Polish-American professor who tried to alert the world to the horrors of the Holocaust, will be honored with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor, President Barack Obama announced April 23 during an event at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum.  Read more...
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25 Apr 2012 – MUNHALL, Pa. (CNS) — Archbishop William C. Skurla said that “the need to present Jesus Christ and his Gospel teachings in a way that touches the lives of our people”. is one of his most pressing priorities as he assumes the administration of the Byzantine Catholic Archeparchy of Pittsburgh.  Read more...
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17 Apr 2012 – BEIRUT (CNS) — Cardinal Ignace Moussa Daoud, the former patriarch of the Syriac Catholic Church, was remembered as great spiritual father and luminary who built bridges of understanding and honest dialogue, both at the ecumenical and interfaith levels.  Read more...
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13 Apr 2012 – Rabbi James Rudin has been involved in Jewish-Christian relations for the American Jewish Committee since the late 1960s, and his writing reflects both sound research and a wealth of personal experience.  Read more...
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12 Apr 2012 – WINNIPEG, Manitoba (CNS) — Archbishop Michael Bzdel, who served as metropolitan for Ukrainian Catholics in Canada for nearly 13 years, died April 3 at his home in Winnipeg. He was 81.  Read more...
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Strike on Iran Lowers Bar on Waging War (Catholic News Service)
12 Apr 2012 – WASHINGTON (CNS) — While Iran’s secret nuclear program has raised serious questions about that country’s intentions, a military attack on Iranian nuclear facilities would not be justified under Catholic teaching in the eyes of the U.S. bishops and other Catholic leaders.  Read more...
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Former Syriac Catholic Patriarch Dies (Catholic News Service)
11 Apr 2012 – VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Mourning the death of Syrian-born Cardinal Ignace Moussa Daoud, who died April 7 in a Rome hospital, Pope Benedict XVI also prayed for the people of the Middle East “living through difficult times.”  Read more...
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Pope to Visit Lebanon in September (Catholic News Service)
09 Apr 2012 – BEIRUT (CNS) — Pope Benedict XVI will visit Lebanon Sept. 14-16, Maronite Catholic Patriarch Bechara Rai announced during Easter Mass at the patriarchal seat in Bkerke, Lebanon.  Read more...


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