Archive of August 30, 2009

‘Condom Olympics’ producer says abstinence not ‘right message’ for trafficked or drugged women

Aug 30, 2009 - 06:21 pm .- Critics of a "Condom Olympics" event held by the Miss Universe beauty pageant say the event is "counterproductive" and promotes pornography and promiscuity. An event organizer made a confused defense of the event, saying that abstinence is not the "right message" for women like those who have been trafficked or drugged.

Persevere with joy, Cardinal Rigali says to diocesan pro-life leaders

Aug 30, 2009 - 02:17 pm .- Working to promote the dignity of human life has become more difficult in the past year but those doing the work — particularly diocesan pro-life directors — must not get discouraged. They must persevere.

Pope Benedict points to St. Monica as example of 'holy parent'

Aug 30, 2009 - 11:14 am .- At Sunday’s Angelus prayer in the courtyard of Castel Gandolfo’s apostolic palace, Pope Benedict XVI recalled the previous week’s liturgical memorial of St. Monica, mother of St. Augustine of Hippo and model and patron of Christian mothers.

Sen. Kennedy’s letter to Pope said he fell short but ‘tried to be a faithful Catholic’

Aug 30, 2009 - 10:53 am .- In his private letter to Pope Benedict XVI, Sen. Edward M. Kennedy said he “fell short” as a faithful Catholic. According to excerpts read at his funeral, the late Senator wrote before his death that though he had “fallen short,” he had always believed in the teachings of the Catholic Church.

Become Good Samaritans in every aspect of life, Supreme Knight says

Aug 30, 2009 - 05:10 am .- Supreme Knight of Columbus Carl A. Anderson addressed the Meeting for Friendship Among the Peoples in Rimini, Italy on Friday afternoon. There, he exhorted charitable groups to cooperate in building a “civilization of love” and to follow in the footsteps of Knights of Columbus founder Michael J. McGivney.

September 5 to mark feast day of Blessed Teresa of Calcutta

Aug 30, 2009 - 05:08 am .- This Saturday, the Church will celebrate the feast day of Mother Teresa, a universal symbol of God's merciful and preferential love for the poor and forgotten.

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