Archive of April 1, 2010

Pope at Supper of the Lord Mass: Church’s preaching will not fail throughout history

Apr 1, 2010 - 02:39 pm .- Presiding this evening his second Mass of the day at the Basilica of St. John Lateran, the Mass that commemorates the institution of the Eucharist, Pope Benedict XVI encouraged Christians by reminding that, if we remain united with the Lord, the preaching of the Apostles will never fail throughout history. The full text of his homily follows:

Benedict XVI meets with Haitian earthquake survivors

Apr 1, 2010 - 11:03 am .- At the conclusion of Wednesday's general audience in St. Peter's Square, Pope Benedict XVI personally met with a group of survivors from the January 12 earthquake that struck Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

Pope Benedict: Christians 'conquer' not through sword, but through the Cross

Apr 1, 2010 - 10:06 am .- Presiding this morning in Rome at the Mass of Chrism, Pope Benedict XVI reminded that Christians, like Christ,  do not “conquer” through the sword, but through the Cross.   The full text of his homily follows:

Vatican Holy Week services to be webcast

Apr 1, 2010 - 09:18 am .- Pope Benedict XVI’s liturgical celebrations of Holy Week and Easter will be broadcast live on the internet.

Pope's prayer intentions for April released

Apr 1, 2010 - 08:00 am .- On Wednesday, the Vatican's Press Office released the Holy Father's prayer intentions for the month of April.  In his intentions, the Pontiff prays for the perseverance of Christians who are persecuted and that respect and tolerance will counter fundamentalism and extremism.

ENDOW director encourages incorporation of silence into Holy Week

Apr 1, 2010 - 06:17 am .- In an exclusive video commentary, Terry Polakovic, Executive Director of Educating on the Nature and Dignity of Women (ENDOW) emphasized the importance of incorporating silence into one's daily routine to maximize the experience of Holy Week.

Bishop Aquila: Catholic health care bill endorsements ‘severely damaged’ common good

Apr 1, 2010 - 03:59 am .- Self-described Catholic groups who endorsed the health care bill despite objections “severely damaged” the common good and diluted the pro-life witness of the U.S. bishops and the Catholic faithful, asserted Bishop Samuel J. Aquila of Fargo, North Dakota in a Tuesday statement.

NBC apologizes for article title which portrayed Pope as child molester

Apr 1, 2010 - 02:50 am .- The Catholic League has accepted NBC’s apology for a section headline which said Pope Benedict XVI molested children.

Legion superior explains reasoning behind recent statement addressing 'misdeeds' of founder

Apr 1, 2010 - 12:41 am .- The Superior General of the Legionaries of Christ, Father Alvaro Corcuera, earlier this week explained the reasons that prompted his congregation to issue their March 26 statement which publicly acknowledged the misdeeds committed by its founder, Father Marcial Maciel, for the first time.

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