Archive of September 13, 2008

Pope: Shun the worship of modern idols and hope in the promises of Christ

Sep 13, 2008 - 03:46 pm .- Over 200,000 people gathered at the square surrounding the Les Invalides complex in Paris this morning for Mass with the Pope. In his homily the Holy Father urged his listeners to “shun the worship of idols,” including the idea that man can bring “about the kingdom of eternal joy on earth.”

Benedict expresses his confidence in the youth and gives them a ‘treasure’

Sep 13, 2008 - 02:30 pm .- Shortly after concluding Vespers on Friday evening, Pope Benedict walked out of Notre Dame cathedral to be greeted by 10,000 young people. The Holy Father told the youth that he and the Church have confidence in them and entrusted to them the treasures of the importance of the Holy Spirit and of the mystery of the Cross.

The Word of God can transform you, Benedict XVI tells clergy

Sep 13, 2008 - 01:53 pm .- At 7.15 p.m. on Friday, at the Cathedral of Notre Dame, Pope Benedict presided at the celebration of Vespers with priests, religious, seminarians and deacons. During his homily, the Pope encouraged greater efforts to be made to enhance the beauty of the liturgy and exhorted clergy to let the Word of God transform them.

Presidential candidates address Catholic concerns in magazine interview

Sep 13, 2008 - 05:43 am .- Senators John McCain and Barack Obama have addressed issues of both general interest and of special concern to Catholics in two separate e-mail interviews with the magazine U.S. Catholic. The interviews, published in the October 2008 edition of U.S. Catholic, show the candidates’ stands on pro-life issues, health care, the environment, immigration...

Catholic voters must ‘limit evil’ with their vote, Kansas City bishops say

Sep 13, 2008 - 02:38 am .- The bishops of Kansas City have issued a joint pastoral letter on the voting responsibilities of Catholics, explaining the need to weigh candidates based on their support or opposition to policies that would enable “intrinsic evils.”

Visit of Pope shows the world the strength of the Gospel, says archbishop of Paris

Sep 13, 2008 - 12:07 am .- The Archbishop of Paris, Cardinal Andre Vingt-Trois, said this week the visit of Pope Benedict XVI to France to mark the 150th anniversary of the apparitions of Our Lady of Lourdes will show that the Gospel is a transforming strength for the world.

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