Archive of September 14, 2008

Mary allows ‘love stronger than death’ to bring hope to the world, Holy Father preaches

Sep 14, 2008 - 02:18 pm .- More than 100,000 pilgrims gathered in Lourdes on Sunday morning for the final Mass of the celebrations surrounding the 150th anniversary of the apparitions at Lourdes. “There is a love in this world that is stronger than death,” than our sins and our imperfections, the Pope proclaimed as he led the celebration of the Feast of the Exaltation of the Cross.

Encountering Mary turns our gaze upon Jesus our light, Pope Benedict teaches

Sep 14, 2008 - 01:10 pm .- Pope Benedict XVI’s helicopter touched down in Lourdes on Saturday evening to the sight of a multitude of pilgrims waiting to begin the Jubilee Way. After a torchlight procession, the Holy Father spoke to the pilgrims about how at Lourdes, Mary invites everyone to enter into God’s dialogue of love with man, a dialogue that finds physical expression at Lourdes.

Mary’s ‘yes’ helps renew our commitment to our vocations, Pope says

Sep 14, 2008 - 12:00 pm .- After celebrating Mass in Lourdes on Sunday morning, Pope Benedict spoke about the importance of the Angelus prayer. Addressing an audience of more than 100,000 people, the Holy Father encouraged them to contemplate the “yes” of Mary, and learn from her example how to fulfill their own vocations

New Zealand abortion committee criticized for concealing identity of appointees

Sep 14, 2008 - 03:08 am .- Despite requests made under a freedom of information law, the New Zealand Ministry of Justice has refused to provide the names and qualifications of persons appointed by the Abortion Supervisory Committee to a new advisory committee. New Zealand Right to Life has called the refusal a “serious threat” to civil liberties and to the public’s right to know about government actions...

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