Archive for July, 2011
Catholics in the Diocese of Beaumont will join Bishop Curtis Guillory, SVD, in praying for the repose of the soul of Italian Archbishop Pietro Sambi.
Archbishop Sambi, the Vatican nuncio to the United States, died late July 27 at Johns Hopkins Medical Center in Baltimore after a hospitalization that began with lung surgery. He was 73.
“Archbishop Sambi, will be greatly missed by the Church in this country. During the past five and a half years he has often acknowledged the great generosity of American Catholics to the Church here and abroad,” Bishop Guillory said. (more…)
BALTIMORE (CNS) — Italian Archbishop Pietro Sambi, the Vatican nuncio to the United States, died late July 27 at Johns Hopkins Medical Center in Baltimore after a hospitalization that began with lung surgery. He was 73.
On July 22, the apostolic nunciature in Washington announced that the archbishop had been “placed on assisted ventilation to attempt recovery of his lung function” two weeks after undergoing “a delicate lung surgery.”
A veteran Vatican diplomat, Archbishop Sambi was appointed as U.S. nuncio, or ambassador, in December 2005 by Pope Benedict XVI. Prior to the U.S. appointment, he had been nuncio to Israel and Cyprus; he was the second Vatican ambassador to Israel, after the Vatican and Israel established diplomatic relations in 1994. (more…)
Activity on Monday night @ camp = water field games. Campers had tons of fun, especially on 50 foot slip & slide & hundreds of water balloons. Our theme for Tuesday is Jesus protects us. In morning prayer, our campers were reminded that Jesus is by our side not just sometimes but all of the time. Like in Mark 4:35-41, Jesus protects us through “stormy” times. The weather today is overcast sky, but the campers’ spirit & energy are shining brightly! We’re looking forward to tonight’s activity = messy Olympics!
By Catholic News Service
The state-run Xinhua News Agency published a statement July 25 by the State Administration for Religious Affairs saying that the Vatican’s action was “extremely unreasonable and rude,” reported the Asian church news agency UCA News. (more…)
Summer Camp session 2 – We’re so excited! Campers arrived yesterday afternoon & started this morning w/fav camp songs. Our schedule = swim time, arts & crafts, cabin free time. This evening is water field games! Woohoo! Will send pictures soon. Today’s theme is Jesus calls us. Campers are asked to reflect on how Jesus calls each of us to serve Him. (more…)