Archive of March 28, 2010

Pope Benedict calls for peace in Jerusalem, the ‘spiritual homeland’

Mar 28, 2010 - 08:30 pm .- Expressing his sorrow for the current situation in the Holy Land, Pope Benedict XVI hoped and prayed for peace in the region on Palm Sunday. He provided words of encouragement for Christians in the area and reflected on the nature of the pilgrim as a "messenger of peace."

Worcester men's conference 'packed with power'

Mar 28, 2010 - 05:48 pm .- The 10th Annual Worcester Diocesan Catholic Men’s Conference produced the event’s first sell-out, drawing close to 1,300 people, including walk-ins and vendors, one conference organizer, Terry Wehner, said. People flocked to the DCU Center Saturday to hear a diverse array of speakers and share the faith with each other.

On 25th World Youth Day, Pope Benedict renews call for youth evangelization

Mar 28, 2010 - 01:03 pm .- The Holy Father welcomed the 25th World Youth Day in his remarks before the Angelus in a St. Peter's Square full of flags and banners from all over the world.

Communion with Jesus leads us to the definitive Jerusalem, says Pope at Palm Sunday Mass

Mar 28, 2010 - 10:01 am .- "Being Christian is a path, or better: a pilgrimage, a walk together with Jesus Christ," underlined the Holy Father at Palm Sunday Mass on an extraordinary spring morning in Rome. He said it is in this communion on the path towards Jerusalem that we find our way to the "new City of God."

Church to celebrate feast of long-time prostitute turned hermit

Mar 28, 2010 - 05:05 am .- Thursday, April 1, is the feast of a little-known saint whose story demonstrates the power of the Church as the home of forgiveness, redemption and mercy. St. Mary of Egypt was a prostitute for 17 years before she received the Eucharist and chose the life of a hermit.

African American founder of New Orleans religious order declared venerable by Pope

Mar 28, 2010 - 01:07 am .- Benedict XVI has approved the cause for the canonization of a Spanish religious sister and cleared the way for the beatification of eight other individuals. Among others advancing on the road to declared sainthood is Servant of God Henrietta Delille of New Orleans, who was declared to have lived a life of "heroic virtue."

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