Archive of January 10, 2010

Pope Benedict and students celebrate 150th anniversary of North American College

Jan 10, 2010 - 07:58 pm .- Superiors, students and former students of the Pontifical North American College were received in audience by the Holy Father at noon on Saturday in the Hall of Benedictions of the Apostolic Palace. The visit was part of their celebration of the institution's 150th year.

Walk for Life West Coast founder to speak at Paris March for Life

Jan 10, 2010 - 04:48 pm .- Dolores Meehan, co-founder of Walk for Life West Coast, will be a keynote speaker at the sixth annual Paris “March for Life” on Jan. 17. The Paris March, known in French as “Marche Pour Le Respect de la Vie,” has become a rallying point for pro-lifers across Europe.

Site of Christ's baptism preserves birthplace of Christianity, says caretaker

Jan 10, 2010 - 02:06 pm .- In an interview with CNA, Rustom Mkhjian, the assistant commission director at the site of Jesus' baptism, encouraged Christians to visit the site explaining that it “is of utmost importance for Christians because it is where Christianity started.”

Christ was born so that mankind can be reborn in baptism, Pope Benedict teaches

Jan 10, 2010 - 12:08 pm .- Pope Benedict XVI celebrated the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord on Sunday morning by offering Mass in the Sistine Chapel where he would also baptize a group of children.  Later, in his address before the Angelus, the Pope would elaborate on the meaning of Baptism for the realization of life.

Church to celebrate feast of Canada’s first female saint

Jan 10, 2010 - 05:14 am .- On Tuesday, January 12, the church will celebrate the feast of St. Marguerite Bourgeoys, a young French woman who first traveled to Canada as a lay teacher. Her endeavors led to the establishment of the Congregation of Notre Dame, a pioneering order of teaching nuns.

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