Archive of April 13, 2009

Catholic charity head calls for ‘purified vision of priesthood’ during Year for Priests

Apr 13, 2009 - 08:28 pm .- On Holy Thursday the head of the Catholic international pastoral charity Aid to the Church in Need wrote to Pope Benedict XVI to offer his support for the Year for Priests. He recalled that thousands of priests are “sharing the poverty of the poor” and are also being persecuted, threatened and deprived of their freedom on account of their Faith.

Christendom College commencement to honor Fr. Frank Pavone

Apr 13, 2009 - 05:24 pm .- Christendom College has announced that it will honor pro-life leader Fr. Frank Pavone and philosophy professor Dr. Jude Dougherty during its commencement activities between May 15 and 17.

University of California-Berkeley pro-life conference to ‘expose’ abortion industry

Apr 13, 2009 - 03:22 pm .- Two California-based student and young adult pro-life groups are co-sponsoring a conference on April 25 at the University of California at Berkeley on the theme of “exposing” abortion. Organizers hope to expose the “corruption” and “violence” in the abortion industry while also training activists and learning from pro-life leaders.

Newt Gringrich's Catholic conversion

Apr 13, 2009 - 12:45 pm .- The Catholic Church welcomed another high profile politician into the fold recently when former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich was welcomed into the faith on Sunday, March 29.

Gerber Institute for Catholic Studies revitalized at Newman University

Apr 13, 2009 - 09:01 am .- The Gerber Institute for Catholic Studies is being revitalized and renewed at Newman University. Founded in 1995, the institute was named for the Most Rev. Eugene J. Gerber, Bishop Emeritus of the Catholic Diocese of Wichita, in recognition and appreciation of his many contributions to the diocese.

Easter shows that God's plan will be fulfilled, Pope proclaims

Apr 13, 2009 - 08:58 am .- Having completed the grueling Easter weekend schedule, Pope Benedict XVI traveled on Sunday afternoon to Castel Gandolfo for a brief respite. On Monday at noon, the Pope prayed the Regina Caeli, and said that Easter proves to Christians that nothing can separate us from the love of God, not even death.

Biography of saintly 10 year-old Spanish girl republished

Apr 13, 2009 - 07:39 am .- Edibesa Publishers has reissued the book “Pilina,” which recounts the life of Maria del Pilar Cimadevilla Lopez-Doriga, a girl from Madrid who become a missionary without ever leaving her home and who could soon be canonized.

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