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Pontiff Spiritually United With Pilgrims at Knock

KNOCK, Ireland, JUNE 30, 2011 ( In a letter addressed to Cardinal Sean Brady, Archbishop of Armagh, Benedict XVI sent his “warm and prayerful best wishes” to the nearly 13,000 pilgrims who attended the National Eucharistic Congress last weekend at the Marian Shrine in Knock.  

US Bishops: NY Is Abandoning the Common Good

WASHINGTON, D.C., JUNE 28, 2011 ( “Abandonment of the common good” is how Bishop Salvatore Cordileone, chairman of the U.S. bishops’ Subcommittee for the Promotion and Defense of Marriage, described the New York State Legislature’s decision to pass the Marriage Equality Act. 

Corpus Christi Procession Returns to St. Petersburg

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia, JUNE 28, 2011 ( The streets of St. Petersburg became witness to the Real Presence of Christ on Sunday, after 93 years in which there had not been a Corpus Christi procession.

New York Bishops: Marriage Can’t Change

NEW YORK, JUNE 27, 2011 ( The bishops of New York say they realize their beliefs on marriage will continue to be ridiculed, but that a legislature cannot change what marriage is.