Archive of January 31, 2010

One million Rosaries for unborn babies planned in multi-national effort

Jan 31, 2010 - 07:42 pm .- A Catholic group is again leading a multi-national prayer effort to organize one million Rosaries for unborn babies. Participants will pray for an end to the “surgical and non-surgical killing of unborn human persons.”

Pope greets advocates for leprosy victims at Angelus

Jan 31, 2010 - 07:02 pm .- In a rain-soaked St. Peter's Square, the Holy Father recognized the World Day for Leprosy on Sunday.  After the Angelus, he sent a special greeting to a delegation from a local Italian chapter of an international association working for the eradication of the disease.

St. Vincent College chooses Benedictine monk mathematician as new president

Jan 31, 2010 - 03:11 pm .- St. Vincent College of Latrobe, Pennsylvania, the United States’ oldest Benedictine college, has announced it has chosen as its next president Br. Norman W. Hipps, OSB, a mathematics professor and administrator.

‘Keep the Heat On’ eases fears

Jan 31, 2010 - 02:09 pm .- For many elderly or disabled individuals, winter is a unsettling time filled with depression brought on by escalating utility bills, social isolation and many other factors.  "There is a fear factor in winter when you are alone,” began Susan, 59, who suffers from Rheumatoid arthritis and other ailments that leave her unable to work. She recently received 100 gallons of oil from Bishop Thomas J. Tobin’s “Keep the Heat On” challenge, a program that the grateful recipient emphasized will make a significant difference in the quality of her life this winter.

'Caravan for Peace' descends on St. Peter's Square for Angelus

Jan 31, 2010 - 11:38 am .- A group from Italian Catholic Action of Rome all but took over St. Peter's Square for Sunday's Angelus. They had made a "caravan" across the city earlier that morning to promote peace, especially in the Holy Land.

Love is the ‘greatest gift,’ Pope Benedict declares at Angelus

Jan 31, 2010 - 11:03 am .- Pope Benedict XVI in his address before the Angelus discussed St. Paul's "hymn of love" and the importance of love as the "badge of the Christian" and the “greatest” gift.

Church celebrates feast of St. John Bosco

Jan 31, 2010 - 04:46 am .- Today the Church commemorates the life of St. John Bosco, a priest of humble origins who was devoted to helping boys make something of themselves. Don Bosco’s story is an inspiring example of God’s ability to express his will through dreams.

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