Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Castel Gandolfo Bound, New Dutch Catholic

Pope Benedict XVI (R) shakes hands with Rabbi Arthur Schneier, senior Rabbi at Park East Synagogue in New York, during his weekly general audience on July 7, 2010. (Daylife-Getty Images)

All pictures above courtesy of Daylife

Dutch mega soccer star Wesley Sneijder, Catholic convert, and wife Yolanthe Cabau

Off to Castel Gandolfo:

Statue of Saint Hannibal of France:

Blessed Duns Scotus:

Benedict XVI's adherence to democracy:

Michelangelo, Donatello and Andrea Bregno on display:

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Dutch soccer player Wesley Sneijder and his conversion to the Catholic faith

Yolanthe Cabau van Kasbergen-Wesley Sneijder's Catholic girlfriend

As part of a government probe into allegations of child abuse by priests, Cardinal Godfried Danneels was questioned for several hours by Belgian police on Tuesday

Polish bishops have given a mixed reception to their country's new president, Bronislaw Komorowski, a 58-year-old Catholic father of five and former seminary history teacher

The Prefecture of the Papal Household has announced that while Benedict is at his summer residence, all private and special audiences will be suspended, and for the next three weeks (July 14, 21 and 28), there won’t be any general audiences either

Oggi e' il terzo anniversario della pubblicazione del motu proprio "Summorum Pontificum"

Pope Benedict XVI will not be tuning in to see if his fellow Germans make it to the World Cup final, sources at the Vatican press office said ahead of Wednesday night's semi-final clash with Spain

Before his general audience this morning, Benedict XVI blessed a marble statue of St. Annibale Maria di Francia (1851-1927), founder of the Congregation of the Rogationist Fathers of the Heart of Jesus and of the Daughters of Divine Generosity

There are now 107 living members of the College of Cardinals eligible to vote in a papal election, and 5 more cardinals will reach the age of 80 by mid-October of this year

Before his general audience this morning, Benedict XVI blessed a marble statue of St. Annibale Maria di Francia (1851-1927), founder of the Congregation of the Rogationist Fathers of the Heart of Jesus and of the Daughters of Divine Generosity

Greek Catholics celebrated on July 4 their first Mass in 62 years in the parish church of Bocsa, with what was described as a "festive and moving" atmosphere.
The Bosca parish is unique because, thanks to an agreement between Orthodox and Greek-Catholics, it will be shared between the two Churches

Looking forward to his time at the hilltop retreat, the Holy Father asked during the Polish greeting after the catechesis at Wednesday morning's general audience for "prayers in the days of my sojourn at Castel Gandolfo."

The Roman Catholic Church said Wednesday that Cuba has agreed to free 52 political prisoners and allow them to leave the country in what would be the island's largest mass liberation of dissidents since Pope John Paul II visited in 1998

Archbishop Burke has been made a member of the Congregation for Divine Worship (CDW)

B16 lauds St. Maria Goretti

Lord Patten of Barnes, who is in charge of the government preparations for the Pope's State visit, explained this to journalists in a press conference Monday, which he gave along with Archbishop Vincent Nichols of Westminster

Coronation of Pope John XXIII in French

In an interview with the Globovision network, the secretary general of the Bishops' Conference of Venezuela, Bishop Jesus Gonzalez de Zarate, strongly rejected the insults President Hugo Chavez made against Cardinal Jorge Urosa of Caracas, whom the president called a "pig," a "bum" and a "disgraceful bishop."

Pope Benedict XVI named a new bishop to Germany's Augsburg Diocese, whose former bishop resigned in the wake of accusations of hitting students and financial impropriety

Is 2010 the new 2000?

According to an article in tomorrow’s L’Osservatore Romano, Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, the Archbishop of Buenos Aires and Primate of Argentina, has said that if a proposed bill giving same-sex couples the opportunity to marry and adopt children should be approved, it will “seriously damage the family.”

Chinese Bishop Julius Jia Zhiguo of Zhengding, who was arrested and imprisoned in March 2009, was released by the authorities Wednesday

The ingrained media defensiveness of the Roman Curia must also change: the attitude, entrenched over centuries, that the best story is no story. No, the best story is a good story that presents facts accurately and does so in such a way that the essentials of the Church’s evangelical message get communicated

The archbishop of Caracas, Venezuela, is denouncing the government's attempts to install a Marxist Socialist regime through "unconstitutional" and "illegal" methods violating the rights and will of the people

Lutherans Seek Full Communion with Catholic Church


christian soldier said...

how are you doing- my friend?!
I took a peace-filled trip to Montana-sadly-a lot of CA and Canadians are going there so- it is getting 'crowded' :-)
as always - enjoy reading your takes--and - of course- the art!

Carlos Echevarria said...

I am doing ok, as best as can be and yourself?

I watched my Lakers win another title and am rooting for Holland on Sunday.

I understand what you are saying about Montana, sounds like what happened here in South Florida and South Miami Beach....

We used to have tourists and residents but of a higher end and proper variety in terms of the quality of the individuals, irrespective of background or it is out of whack a cesspool.

Thanks for reading my blog.

Best Regards.

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