Morning headlines: Papal visit collection and parable of widow’s mite

CATHOLICS  throughout the country will be asked to donate to a second collection this Sunday to help support Pope Benedict XVI’s visit, and, in spite of cynics’ suggestions, every penny collected is a step closer to the estimated £7 million Church bill. Critics would be wise to remember the parable of the widow’s mite.

Special Collection for the Papal Visit on May 23

http://www.thepapalvisit.org.uk/Donate/Special-Collection-for-the-Papal-Visit-23-May-2010

Who should pay for the Pope’s visit?

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/8692756.stm

The Kirk and Scottish Catholic Church are enjoying improved relations, which members of the General Assembly consider to be the best in 20 years

http://news.scotsman.com/news/Kirk-and-Catholic-Church-strengthen.6310196.jp

The Catholic Bishops Conference of England and Wales have joined the protest against plans to advertise abortion services on television

http://www.indcatholicnews.com/news.php?viewStory=16178

Pope Praises UAE Contribution to Freedom of Worship in Arab Nation

http://www.oecumene.radiovaticana.org/en1/Articolo.asp?c=394226

Catholic funeral said for groundbreaking singer-actress Lena Horne

http://www.catholic-sf.org/news_select.php?newsid=&id=57264

Two icons covered in plaster on towers of the Moscow Kremlin are being restored

http://www.zenit.org/article-29323?l=english

Cardinal Ivan Dias, the prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelisation of Peoples, highlights the need for 3D ministry: doctrine, discipline, devotion

http://www.zenit.org/article-29331?l=english

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