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16 May 2012 – VATICAN CITY (CNS) — While their numbers are small and their material resources are few, members of the Eastern Catholic churches in the United States have much to offer the country in terms of their fidelity to Christ despite persecution and their deeply religious cultures, said Cardinal Leonardo Sandri, prefect of the Congregation for Eastern Churches.   Read more...
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16 May 2012 – OXFORD, England (CNS) — Sarajevo Catholic officials say the city’s Muslim-dominated government is not protecting minority rights, but the mayor said his city is committed to providing a home for all religious faiths.  Read more...
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16 May 2012 – MENZINGEN, Switzerland (CNS) — Of all the controversies associated with the traditionalist Society of St. Pius X, no topic provokes stronger reactions inside or outside the church than the question of the society’s attitude toward Jews.  Read more...
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Vatican Calls on Nations to Help Syria (Catholic News Service)
14 May 2012 – VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The international community must help bolster Syria’s fragile peace plan, which risks unraveling in the wake of one of the deadliest attacks in 14 months of uprisings and conflict, the Vatican spokesman said.  Read more...
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Pope Addresses Jewish Group (Catholic News Service)
11 May 2012 – VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Reaffirming the Second Vatican Council’s teaching on Christianity’s special relationship with Judaism, Pope Benedict XVI said Catholic-Jewish dialogue is “crucial for the future of our human family.”  Read more...
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30 Apr 2012 – OXFORD, England (CNS) — The bishop overseeing the church in southern Arabia predicted Catholic life will remain safe in most Gulf states despite threatened new restrictions in Kuwait.  Read more...
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27 Apr 2012 – RYE, N.Y. (CNS) — Catholic philanthropist George Doty, a member of the Knights of Malta, died April 24 in New York at age 94. No cause of death was given.  Read more...
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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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