Archive of September 7, 2009

Newman Centers provide students a faith home away from home

Sep 7, 2009 - 11:02 pm .- Even though classes at Northern Arizona University wouldn’t start until the following morning, the Flagstaff campus was filled with excited freshmen and fretful-looking parents Aug. 23.

New book focuses on pseudo-Catholic colleges and organizations

Sep 7, 2009 - 10:44 pm .- Dr. Ann Hendershott, a former faculty member at the University of San Diego has recently released her new book, Status Envy: the Politics of Higher Education, in which she explains that Catholic higher education is distancing itself from Catholic teaching in order to keep up with its secular counterparts.

New service to help property owners bar abortions from their land - forever

Sep 7, 2009 - 08:11 pm .- A physician who was inspired to join the pro-life movement after he was called upon to save the life of a baby boy who briefly survived an abortion has now launched a document preparation service to help individuals prepare and file pro-life deed restrictions on their properties.

Episcopalian religious community enters the Catholic Church in Maryland

Sep 7, 2009 - 06:18 pm .- Ten religious sisters and a priest who were formerly part of an Episcopal religious community were received into full communion with the Catholic Church at a Mass in Maryland on Thursday. One sister said God will use them to bring unity to the Church.

Filmmaker Roland Joffe to make movie on life of St. Josemaria Escriva

Sep 7, 2009 - 05:08 pm .- A movie based on the life of St. Josemaria Escriva de Balaguer, the founder of Opus Dei, has begun filming in Argentina under the direction of Roland Joffe, director of "The Mission" and "The Killing Fields."

Catholic Church must renew its efforts to evangelize, Pope says

Sep 7, 2009 - 02:19 pm .- Pope Benedict's message for the 83rd World Mission Day was made public on Saturday, September 5. The Holy Father reminds Catholics in his message that evangelization is the essential mission of the Church and that they should do all that they can to support the missions.

Expanded women’s care center holds dedication in South Bend

Sep 7, 2009 - 01:48 pm .- Just as the needs of pregnant women in St. Joseph County continue to grow, so does the ability of the Women’s Care Center to continue serving them.  With 14 pregnancy help centers operating throughout northern Indiana, lower Michigan and in Ohio, the office located just down the street from where the very first Care Center opened 25 years ago has expanded with Bishop John M. D’Arcy’s blessing.

Pope asks Mary to protect families from falling apart

Sep 7, 2009 - 01:04 pm .- On Sunday afternoon, Pope Benedict XVI  visited the Marian Shrine of Our Lady of the Oak as part of his pastoral visit to area surrounding Viterbo. While at the shrine the Pope prayed before the Blessed Sacrament and read out a prayer calling upon the Virgin Mary to protect families that are at risk of being divided.

Palestinian youth touched by hope thanks to Catholic charity

Sep 7, 2009 - 12:38 am .- Although Bethlehem is partitioned from East Jerusalem by a 25-foot high Israeli wall, behind the massive concrete barrier there are places where charity heals the lives of the poor and disabled.

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