Archive of February 7, 2010

Coalition seeks repeal of Klan-era ban on religious garb in Oregon schools

Feb 7, 2010 - 07:42 pm .- Religious freedom advocates have asked the Oregon legislature for an immediate repeal of a decades-old law that bars Oregon teachers from wearing religious dress in public schools. The law, originally an anti-Catholic measure, was implemented with the support of the Ku Klux Klan in the 1920s.

Benedict XVI joins Italy in celebrating National Day for Life

Feb 7, 2010 - 01:31 pm .- Following the recitation of the Angelus on a crisp, clear winter day in Vatican City, Pope Benedict expressed his solidarity with the Italian bishops in celebrating the "National Day for Life." The Holy Father reiterated his call for integral human development in the fight against poverty.

God's grace makes it possible for weak men to answer 'divine call,' declares Pope

Feb 7, 2010 - 11:52 am .- Pope Benedict XVI tailored his message before the Sunday Angelus around the "divine call" of the Lord presented in today's Liturgy. The Holy Father taught that through the examples of Isaiah, Peter and Paul man can realize his "call," regardless of the limitations.

Cincinnati archbishop holds video conference with high school students

Feb 7, 2010 - 08:51 am .- The new Archbishop of Cincinnati Dennis Schnurr on Thursday held a video conference with nine Cincinnati-area Catholic high schools. He took questions from students in the archdiocese’s widest test of the technology yet.

Church honors patron of Sudan, St. Josephine Bakhita

Feb 7, 2010 - 04:59 am .- On Monday, February 8, the Church will commemorate the life of St. Josephine Bakhita, a Canossian Sister who kidnapped and sold into slavery in Sudan.

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