Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Papal Wed. Audience, AB Wenski Receives Pallium

Georg Gaenswein, Pope Benedict XVI's personal secretary helps Pope Benedict XVI to wearing a red Saturn hat, as he arrives for his weekly general audience in St. Peter square at the Vatican, on June 30, 2010. (Daylife Images-Getty, AP, Reuters)

Wednesday General Audience:

Papal Orthodox meeting:

Early martyrs of Roman church:

Palliums handed out:

Archbishop Thomas Wenski:

Roman Marian statue:

Related Links:

Martyrs of the Roman Church

Red is the color for martyrs; red rose symbol of martyrdom; crown, symbolizing victory over death and sin; white horse with a white banner and cross and sword; fire or flames; palm, symbol of victory

There were Christians in Rome within a dozen or so years after the death of Jesus, though they were not the converts of the “Apostle of the Gentiles” (Romans 15:20). Paul had not yet visited them at the time he wrote his great letter in a.d. 57-58

Placing a woolen band around the shoulders of 38 new archbishops, Pope Benedict XVI told them it was a Gospel "yoke" -- not a heavy burden, but a sign that by remaining united with the church in faith

"May the example of the Apostles Peter and Paul illuminate believer's minds and enflame their hearts with the holy desire to accomplish the will of God, that the pilgrim Church in the world may remain ever faithful to her Lord" B16

Benedict XVI dedicated his catechesis during this morning's general audience to the Italian St. Joseph Cafasso (1811-1860), the hundred and fiftieth anniversary of whose death fell last week

Cardinal Marc Ouellet, 66, until now Archbishop of Québec, becomes the new prefect of the Congregation for Bishops and president of the Pontifical Commission for Latin America, replacing Cardinal Giovanni Battista Re, 76

Ukraine plays referee between the Pope and the Patriarch of Moscow

Cardinal Marc Ouellet: God’s Gift to Canada

Cardinal Marc Ouellet has given his first press conference after the Pope nominated him today to become the next prefect of the Congregation for Bishops

Dr. Massimo Introvigne went to the EU Parliamentary Assembly to defend the RCC against pedophilia sexual abuse onslaught

Archbishop Wenski interview

Vatican necropolis website

Swiss Bishop of Basel, Kurt Koch to the presidency of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity

Vatican Lawyer Jeffrey Lena Discusses the Supreme Court’s Decline of Appeal in Abuse Case

Pope Benedict's general prayer intention for July is: "That in every nation of the world the election of officials may be carried out with justice, transparency and honesty, respecting the free decisions of citizens"

The U.K. bishops are preparing for Benedict XVI's historic Sept. 16-19 visit with the publication of resources designed to answer questions about the Pope and the Church

UK Papal Site

Pope Benedict XVI congratulated the Holy See's secretary of state, Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, on his 50th year of priesthood

The recently opened sections of the Vatican Secret Archives have revealed that Pope Pius XII not only helped save thousands of Jews, but also their patrimony, from the Nazis

Benedict and Bertone

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