Archive of May 3, 2009

Poll: Catholics likely to favor use of torture

May 3, 2009 - 05:30 pm .- A new survey from the Pew Center Forum on Religion & Public Life claims that Catholics are more likely than the general population to favor the use of torture against suspected terrorists.

The beauty of the contemplative life

May 3, 2009 - 02:17 pm .- At the Carmel of Jesus, Mary and Joseph in Valparaiso, Nebraska the Discalced Carmelite Sisters lead a life of prayer in the presence of Christ. Their beautiful lifestyle was begun by Saint Teresa of Avila, who, with the help of Saint John of the Cross, established the first order of Discalced Carmelites the 16th century.

Benedict XVI prays for vocations, upcoming Holy Land visit

May 3, 2009 - 09:33 am .- Fifty thousand filled St. Peter's Square to pray the Regina Coeli with Pope Benedict XVI at noon on Sunday, following Holy Mass in St Peter’s Basilica where he ordained 19 new priests for the Rome diocese.  The Pontiff asked the faithful to pray for vocations and for his imminent journey to the Holy Land.

U.S. bishops issue ‘adaptations’ for swine flu outbreak

May 3, 2009 - 02:25 am .- Responding to reports of the spread of swine flu, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has released a brief statement on “liturgical adaptations” to be considered in the event of influenza outbreak. However, the statement says the need for such changes is “not evident at this time.”

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