Archive of September 19, 2009

Florida high school officials’ prayer did not violate court order, judge rules

Sep 19, 2009 - 05:47 pm .- A judge ruled on Thursday that a rural Florida panhandle high school principal and athletic director did not violate a federal court order barring prayer at school events.

Papal Nuncio opens school year at Benedictine College

Sep 19, 2009 - 02:08 pm .- Benedictine College is a gem among Catholic institutions of higher learning in the U.S. In its guide to "Choosing a Catholic College," the Cardinal Newman Society said of Benedictine, "All the elements of a vibrant Catholic spiritual life are present at BC... While many Catholic colleges have de-emphasized their ties to religious orders, Benedictine College celebrates its Benedictine Heritage." Those are distinctions which haven’t gone unnoticed on high. Archbishop Pietro Sambi, Apostolic Nuncio to the United States, made the same observations when he celebrated the school’s opening Mass and Convocation on September 1.

Following debate, two bishops affirm ‘strong support’ for Christopher West

Sep 19, 2009 - 10:52 am .- Cardinal Justin Rigali and Bishop Kevin Rhoades of Harrisburg have issued a statement affirming their “strong support” for the “important work” of the Theology of the Body Institute, saying its founder Christopher West has a “charism” to popularize the work of Pope John Paul II.

Young Chicago woman runs half marathon to enter convent

Sep 19, 2009 - 07:19 am .- A young woman has completed a Chicago half-marathon in a fundraising campaign to help eliminate her personal debt so she can enter religious life.

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