Monday, May 10, 2010

Regina Caeli, Fatima & Papal Links

Pope Benedict XVI (C) poses with Belgian bishops during a meeting at the Vatican May 8, 2010. The Belgian bishops concluded a week-long visit to the Vatican today with a rare news conference where they spoke of the pain caused by the scandal which led to the resignation last month of the bishop of Bruges, Roger Vangheluwe. (Daylife-Reuters)

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The volcanic ash cloud which has been causing flight disruption over parts of southern Europe appears to be dispersing just in time for Pope Benedict XVI’s visit to Portugal tomorrow

Father Damien, formally Joseph de Veuster, and St. Damien of Molokai (January 3, 1840 - April 15, 1889), was a missionary of the Congregation of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary who is revered primarily by Hawaii residents and Christians for having dedicated his life in service to the lepers of Molokai in the Kingdom of Hawaii

"The definitive text of the second volume of the book 'Jesus of Nazareth' by His Holiness Benedict XVI was recently consigned to the publishers entrusted with its publication", says a note released today by the Holy See Press Office

In the wake of a case of sexual abuse by a bishop, the Catholic Church in Belgium has been "put to the trial by sin," Pope Benedict XVI told the country's bishops

Pope Benedict XVI will travel to Portugal this week for a four-day visit timed to coincide with important festivities at the Shrine of Fatima. The pontiff is set to fly to Lisbon on Tuesday morning, before travelling by helicopter to the western town of Fatima the following afternoon

St. Francis de Sales is the patron of Catholic bloggers with Catholic blogs

Pope Benedict XVI will speak about the economic crisis during his four-day trip to Portugal this week, telling Europeans to seek solace in their faith

Fatima website sanctuary

Portugal Papal Facebook page

Benedict XVI in Portugal official website

As Russians prepared to celebrate the 65th anniversary of the defeat of Nazi Germany over the weekend, the Orthodox Patriarchate of Moscow expressed concerns regarding what its sees as the "glorification" of Josef Stalin

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