Archive of May 16, 2010

New Chinese bishop speaks on reconciliation within the country's Catholic Church

May 16, 2010 - 06:07 pm .- During his ordination ceremony last week, a new Chinese bishop spoke on the importance of reconciliation within the Church in China, referencing the Holy Father's letter to the Catholic community in 2007.

Caregivers put Catholic values in action while caring for grieving family

May 16, 2010 - 01:17 pm .- Melissa Moron thought she was going in for a routine obstetrics exam last month, but the visit turned out to be anything but normal. She was 18 weeks pregnant. Her physician, Dr. Clint Leonard, told her the unborn baby she was carrying no longer had a heartbeat and that she needed to report to Mercy Gilbert Hospital.

Strong roots in God needed to combat sin, Pope tells enormous crowd at St. Peter's

May 16, 2010 - 10:51 am .- The Holy Father was joined by a larger than normal crowd in the Vatican for the Regina Coeli on Sunday. Thanking them for the enormous turnout in his support, he said that the Church must root herself in God to combat the "true enemy" of sin inside and outside of the Church.

Jesus' Ascension gives a foretaste of life in Heaven, teaches Pope Benedict

May 16, 2010 - 10:24 am .- Speaking to the throng gathered in St. Peter's Square before the Regina Coeli on Sunday, the Holy Father referred to the day's Gospel reading in which Jesus departs from the disciples. The Ascension, he said, permits us to "foretaste" the divine life from here on earth.

Survey again shows self-identified pro-lifers slightly outnumber pro-choice in U.S.

May 16, 2010 - 08:01 am .- A Gallup poll of Americans’ views on abortion again reports that slightly more Americans self-identify as pro-life instead of pro-choice. While the number of pro-life Democrats is down, a shift is apparent among Republicans and Independents.

Church to celebrate feast of St. Rita, 'expert in suffering'

May 16, 2010 - 05:06 am .- On Saturday, May 22, the Church will celebrate the feast day of St. Rita of Cascia, who the late John Paul II called “a disciple of the Crucified One” and an “expert in suffering.”

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