Archive of August 16, 2009

Lutheran group organizes to defeat proposed ELCA changes on sexual morals

Aug 16, 2009 - 06:35 pm .- As the opening of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America’s Churchwide Assembly approaches, a group of Lutherans is gathering support to defend traditional marriage and defeat proposed changes in their church’s teaching on sexuality.

Indian nuns in Hawaii: Coming from afar to proclaim the Good News

Aug 16, 2009 - 02:12 pm .- Even in Hawaii’s longstanding cultural melting pot, this is a first. A community of Indian nuns has made its home in Hilo.  The four sisters, members of the Missionary Sisters of Mary Help of Christians, were invited last year to work in St. Joseph Parish by the previous pastor, Father Thomas Purayidathil.

Feast of St. Bernard of Clairvaux to be celebrated August 20

Aug 16, 2009 - 12:15 pm .- This week the Church is preparing to celebrate the feast day of St. Bernard of Clairvaux, a Doctor of the Church thanks to his writings and sermons which greatly influenced Europe during the 12th century, and his efforts which helped to avoid a schism in the Church in 1130.

Catholics should imitate Mary and say 'yes' to God, Pope Benedict says

Aug 16, 2009 - 10:33 am .- On Sunday Pope Benedict XVI dedicated his Angelus reflections to Our Lady. Speaking to 4,000 people gathered in the courtyard of Castel Gandolfo’s apostolic palace, he explained that, like Mary, Catholics are called to say yes to God.

Catholic convert who was world's oldest student passes away

Aug 16, 2009 - 07:08 am .- The Kenyan man named by the Guinness Book of World Records as the world’s oldest pupil, who enrolled in classes to learn to read the Bible and converted to Catholicism in the final years of his life, died in Nairobi on Friday morning at the age of 81.

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