Sep 26, 2009 - 08:32 pm .- In a speech delivered today by his representative at the Becket Fund conference, “Voices: The Lay State and Religious Liberty” in Mexico City, Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Denver addressed the necessity of lay people living their faith conscientiously and truthfully in the public square. “Politics is the arena where the struggle between truth and lies, justice and injustice, takes place,” he stated.
Sep 26, 2009 - 02:55 pm .- Speaking late in afternoon on Saturday to priests, deacons, seminarians, men and women religious and representatives of ecclesial movements gathered at the Cathedral of St. Vito in Prague, Pope Benedict XVI encouraged the Church in the Czech Republic to respond to the waves of relativism and agnosticism that have grown in the European nation despite the fall of Communism 20 years ago.
Sep 26, 2009 - 02:53 pm .- This afternoon in Prague, continuing with his Apostolic visit to the Czech Republic, Pope Benedict XVI strongly defended the role of the Christianity in Europe’s history and the need to guarantee full freedom for the Gospel to contribute to building the future of Europe.
Sep 26, 2009 - 02:42 pm .- In his first official act after his arrival in the Czech Republic, Pope Benedict XVI stopped at the church of Our Lady Victories, home of the famous image of the Infant Jesus of Prague, where he delivered an emotional prayer for the stability of marriage and the family, as well as for the well-being of children around the world.
Sep 26, 2009 - 02:36 pm .- During his first speech at the beginning of his two-day visit to the Czech Republic, Pope Benedict XVI highlighted the tragic consequences for Christianity, in particular for the Catholic Church, of more than 40 years of Communist rule in Eastern Europe.
Sep 26, 2009 - 01:08 pm .- Eleven elderly leprosy patients from Hawaii will travel to the Vatican for the canonization ceremony of Fr. Damien de Veuster, the heroic priest who cared for leprosy patients in Hawaii and died of the disease. The patients’ attending doctor called Fr. Damien their “personal saint.”
Sep 26, 2009 - 07:39 am .- Bishop of Fargo Samuel J. Aquila prayed outside North Dakota’s only abortion facility on Friday in an event coinciding with the 40 Days for Life campaign. He has also encouraged clergy to do the same.