Archive of January 24, 2010

Pope Benedict's 'Travels' released

Jan 24, 2010 - 05:15 pm .- The book, “The Travels of Benedict XVI in Italy,” was released on Thursday evening in a reception at the Italian Embassy in Vatican City.  During the presentation of the volume, Cardinal Angelo Bagnasco referred to it as the representation of the "untiring pastoral mission of Pope Benedict XVI."

Wisconsin father of 11 survives Haitian earthquake

Jan 24, 2010 - 01:50 pm .- Patrick O'Malley, 72, of River Falls, Wisconsin returned home Jan. 15 after surviving Haiti's Jan. 12 earthquake.  O'Malley was in a taxi cab en route to his hotel in Port-au-Prince, Haiti when the earthquake hit; causing the airport control tower behind him to collapse in a cloud of dust. A retired American Airlines pilot, O’Malley has been visiting Haiti since 1992 and has helped raise money to build a village outside Port-au-Prince.

Holy Father praises model provided by newly beatified Spaniard

Jan 24, 2010 - 12:20 pm .- After the Angelus on Sunday, Pope Benedict XVI brought attention to the recently beatified Blessed Jose Samso i Elias.  On Saturday, the martyred Spanish priest became the first person ever to be beatified in the Archdiocese of Barcelona.

Church is ‘rich and vital organism’ in its unity, remarks Pope at Angelus

Jan 24, 2010 - 10:19 am .- Citing the reading in Sunday's liturgy from First Corinthians, Pope Benedict XVI used St. Paul's comparison of the Church to the body in his words before the Angelus.  He then expressed his hope for continued progress among believers on the occasion of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity.

Benedict XVI remembers life of St. Francis de Sales

Jan 24, 2010 - 08:40 am .- Speaking before today’s Angelus, Pope Benedict recalled the life of St. Francis de Sales.  "He dedicated himself with great yield to preaching and spiritual formation of the faithful, teaching that the call to sainthood is for all people and everyone has a place in the Church.”

Viewers will choose outcome of women with unintended pregnancies in new series

Jan 24, 2010 - 07:06 am .- A new webcast series will focus on the fictional stories of three women who face unintended pregnancies. It will allow viewers to choose how the characters’ stories will end for the final episode.

Church to celebrate feast of St. Thomas Aquinas

Jan 24, 2010 - 04:46 am .- This Thursday, the Church will celebrate the feast of St. Thomas Aquinas, a Doctor of the Church who was nicknamed “the Dumb Ox” because of his silence and size.

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