Archive of February 21, 2010

Pro-life doctors challenge proposed New Zealand abortion guidelines

Feb 21, 2010 - 06:09 pm .- Pro-life doctors have gone to court to challenge new medical guidelines that require doctors to advise patients who have doubts about continuing a pregnancy that abortion is one of their options.

Cloistered nun tells of life in Alaska monastery

Feb 21, 2010 - 01:55 pm .- On a recent snowy morning, Blessed Sacrament Monastery in Anchorage looked especially quiet. There were no cars in the parking lot, and only a small sign on the building gave evidence of the Catholic cloister.  But inside the hushed monastery, live a handful of cloistered nuns who are about the work of saving the world.

Lent provides time to renew fight against temptation, teaches Benedict XVI

Feb 21, 2010 - 10:03 am .- Pope Benedict XVI spoke about the significance of Lent in his words before the Angelus on Sunday at the Vatican.  Today’s Gospel, he said, illustrates how Lent provides time for "a long retreat" in which we can rebuild in order to face the temptations of the devil.

Catholic Church shows ‘robust’ growth in U.S. membership, new report says

Feb 21, 2010 - 07:47 am .- The Catholic Church’s membership in the United States grew at the “robust” rate of about 1.5 percent in 2008, according to National Council of Churches’ (NCC) new 2010 Yearbook of American & Canadian Churches.

Church to commemorate life of woman with troubled childhood

Feb 21, 2010 - 04:45 am .- On Thursday, February 25, the Church will celebrate the life of Blessed Maria Adeodata Pisani, a 19th century candidate for sainthood who lived a serene and quiet life of faith after a tumultuous youth. She was born in Naples, Italy, on December 29, 1806, and was given the name Maria Teresa at baptism.

U.S. team beats Brazil in first match of priest/seminarian soccer tournament

Feb 21, 2010 - 12:59 am .- Saturday morning on the artificial turf of the Knights of Columbus soccer field at the Pontifical Oratory of St. Peter, the Pontifical North American College of Rome's soccer team emerged victorious as they played against the formidable Brazilian College. This was the first game of many to be played as part of the 2010 Clericus Cup, a joint Church and Center for Italian Sport-sponsored tournament between 16 teams representing seminaries from all over the world.

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