Archive of February 28, 2010

EWTN Lenten line-up features music and spiritual reflections

Feb 28, 2010 - 08:21 pm .- The Catholic network EWTN has announced that its Lenten programming will include musical performances and reflections from many well-known Irish and English priests.

Lenten spiritual exercises show importance of a ‘listening heart,’ Pope comments

Feb 28, 2010 - 07:25 pm .- Following the final meditation of a week of Lenten spiritual exercises, Pope Benedict XVI addressed the Roman Curia on Saturday. He welcomed the week as an opportunity to renew their priestly vocations and looked to the example of Mary's "listening heart" as a major lesson from the retreat.

Pope Benedict calls for end to anti-Christian violence in Iraq

Feb 28, 2010 - 03:30 pm .- After the Angelus on Sunday, the Holy Father exhorted the international community to do “everything possible” to give Iraqis a future of “reconciliation and justice." His words against anti-Christian violence in Iraq were well received by Iraqi demonstrators in St. Peter's Square.

Edith Stein conference explores dignity of women

Feb 28, 2010 - 02:36 pm .- The dignity and vocation of women and men were once again the focus of the fifth annual Edith Stein Project conference at the University of Notre Dame Feb. 12-13. The student- run conference has grown in scope and attendance since its inception in 2006, with 271 people registered for the 2010 conference.  The approximately 30 speakers included students, recent graduates and scholars of national reputation.

Pope Benedict prays for Chilean earthquake victims

Feb 28, 2010 - 11:55 am .- After the Angelus on Sunday, the Holy Father directed his words to the population of Chile and victims of its massive earthquake. He prayed that quake victims receive relief and courage from God.

The Transfiguration shows that Jesus alone guides us, Pope Benedict teaches

Feb 28, 2010 - 11:43 am .- Before the Angelus on the second Sunday of Lent, the Holy Father spoke about the Transfiguration. He explained that through the lessons in Sunday's readings we are taught that Jesus alone guides us.

Two years after World Youth Day, Sydney sees upsurge in vocations and ordinations

Feb 28, 2010 - 08:02 am .- A record number of men are entering seminary for the Archdiocese of Sydney and up to six men will be ordained to the priesthood this coming June, a rise that observers partly attribute to the influence of World Youth Day 2008.

Church to celebrate feast of American millionaire turned religious sister

Feb 28, 2010 - 04:48 am .- On Wednesday, March 3, the universal Church celebrates the feast of St. Katharine Drexel, a Philadelphia heiress who abandoned her family’s fortune to found an order of sisters dedicated to serving the impoverished African American and American Indian populations of the United States.

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