Archive of May 2, 2010

Samoan priest employs culture to bolster faith of islanders living in Alaska

May 2, 2010 - 07:40 pm .- Towering, yet soft-spoken, Samoan Father Pale Schmidt is gently calling Samoans in Anchorage back to their spiritual homeland — the Catholic Church. Using the native language of the tiny Pacific island, he articulates the universal message of Christ to Samoans torn between two cultures.

Following Gomez appointment, LA archdiocese newspaper explains bishop’s role

May 2, 2010 - 07:13 pm .- Responding to the designation of Archbishop Jose Gomez as the next head of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, the archdiocese’s paper has explained the role of the bishop in the Catholic Church.

Legionaries pledge 'faith and obedience' after statement from Apostolic Visitation

May 2, 2010 - 04:17 pm .- Following the apostolic visitors' meeting on Saturday, the Legionaries of Christ expressed gratitude and promised to embrace the provisions of the visitors' statement with “faith and obedience.”

Church to celebrate feast of 'Christian Brothers' founder

May 2, 2010 - 01:25 pm .- Wednesday, May 5, is the feast of Blessed Edmund Rice, an Irish businessman who was so moved by the plight of children in the port city where he worked that he founded schools and eventually a religious order to serve them.

San Francisco parish prepares 500 for First Communion

May 2, 2010 - 01:22 pm .- Saturday morning first Communion instruction at St. Francis of Assisi Parish in East Palo Alto, Calif. is too big by far to fit into one room. It takes up the sanctuary, the parish hall, a room off the entrance, the choir loft and a picnic area outdoors. The class, where youngsters complete their two-year catechism preparation to receive first Eucharist either this year or next, is filled to capacity with 500 students but would be larger if the parish had room.

Mary helps us see the face of God in Jesus' face, Pope says during Turin visit

May 2, 2010 - 11:04 am .- The Holy Father prayed the Regina Caeli after Mass in Turin's St. Charles Square on Sunday. Saying Mary teaches us to recognize the face of God in Jesus’ human face, Pope Benedict asked for her intercession for workers, those in jail and all believers.

Suffering shown in Shroud of Turin gives us hope, Pope Benedict teaches

May 2, 2010 - 10:43 am .- The Holy Father celebrated Mass Sunday morning in St. Charles Square in Turin. During his homily, he taught about the new commandment of Christ and told how Christ's passion, witnessed in the Shroud of Turin, gives us hope.

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