Archive of August 2, 2009

College football star Tim Tebow says he is ‘saving himself for marriage’

Aug 2, 2009 - 06:32 pm .- Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Tim Tebow brought chastity and college sports together at a press conference last week at U.S. college football’s SEC Media Days when one reporter asked him if he was “saving himself for marriage."  

Catholics to honor St. John Vianney 150 years after his death

Aug 2, 2009 - 02:16 pm .- On Tuesday, August 4, the Church will celebrate the feast day of St. John Vianney, patron of priests.  This day will mark the 150th anniversary of the saint’s death and comes during the newly-begun Year for Priests.

Meal site temporarily serving hungry at garage

Aug 2, 2009 - 02:07 pm .- The demolition of a parish rectory did not stop a dedicated group at St. Anthony’s Parish in Davenport, IA from serving meals to the hungry five days a week.  When they were left without a location to operate from, McAnthony Window simply moved into the parish garage.

Muslims burn 6 Christians to death after false allegations

Aug 2, 2009 - 11:31 am .- Religious extremists struck again in Pakistan on Saturday when a violent mob of Muslims looted and burned a Christian neighborhood, killing six Christians by burning them to death. The attacks took place in reaction to a rumor that the Koran was desecrated in a nearby village.

Benedict XVI points priests to August saints for inspiration

Aug 2, 2009 - 10:18 am .- Pope Benedict XVI led the Angelus prayer for faithful gathered on Sunday in the courtyard of the Apostolic Palace of Castel Gandolfo. He spoke to those present about the numerous saints whose feasts are celebrated in August and how their lives can serve as models for priests in the Year for Priests.

Equality directive could be used to restrict Catholics, U.K. bishops warn

Aug 2, 2009 - 12:22 am .- The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales as well as the Scottish Bishops’ Conference have submitted a joint response to an EU proposal for an Equal Treatment Directive. The bishops voiced “serious concerns” that the proposal—which covers religion, belief, disability, age and sexual orientation—could be used by “pressure groups” to limit the freedom of Catholics.

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