Archive of May 30, 2010

Matteo Ricci is model for China’s renewed encounter with Christianity, Pope says

May 30, 2010 - 11:01 pm .- The Holy Father remembered the legacy of Jesuit missionary Fr. Matteo Ricci and his "great Chinese friends" on Saturday. The Pope said he is "convinced" that a "renewed encounter with Christianity" will be fruitful in China as Ricci’s mission was.

St. Vincent de Paul Society convenes in Spain to elect new president

May 30, 2010 - 06:29 pm .- The Vatican announced on Friday that the international, charitable Society of St. Vincent de Paul will convene in Spain this week to elect a new president.

Newly beatified Holy Face nun remembered by Pope Benedict

May 30, 2010 - 04:00 pm .- Mother Maria Pierina De Micheli was beatified in Rome on Sunday. Although the Pope was not present at the rite, after the Angelus he commemorated her for her "extraordinary devotion" to the Holy Face of Christ.

Corpus Christi to be celebrated in South Bend with Spanish Mass and procession

May 30, 2010 - 02:11 pm .- St. Matthew Cathedral will be the site for a special premiere event hosted by the Office of Hispanic Ministry on Sunday, June 6. The feast of Corpus Christi will be celebrated there with Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades at an all-Spanish Mass at 1 p.m., followed by a Eucharistic Procession through the streets of South Bend.

Pope asks for prayers for June Cyprus trip

May 30, 2010 - 01:59 pm .- The Holy Father asked for prayers on behalf of his coming trip to Cyprus during the English greeting after Sunday's Angelus prayer in St. Peter's Square.

Sign of the cross is reminder of the Trinity dwelling in us, teaches Benedict XVI

May 30, 2010 - 10:30 am .- The sign of the cross reminds us of the Trinity which resides in us, of God's name and of our commitment to the faith from the moment of baptism, said Pope Benedict before Sunday's Angelus. He also noted the essential role of the priest in bringing the “Spirit of Truth” to us.

Survey shows Americans split on abortion, sexual morality and divorce

May 30, 2010 - 07:54 am .- A new survey report shows division in the American public. While half of Americans find abortion to be morally wrong, they are evenly split on the issue of doctor-assisted suicide. Though a large majority says adultery is morally wrong, majorities of respondents find other sexual immorality and divorce to be acceptable.

Church remembers St. Joan of Arc

May 30, 2010 - 05:00 am .- Today is the feast of St. Joan of Arc, the patroness of France. Joan was born to a peasant family near Lorraine, France in the 15th century.

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