Archive of June 13, 2010

Other Mother Teresa birthday plans on offer after Empire State Building refusal

Jun 13, 2010 - 05:49 pm .- Other activities to honor Mother Teresa in New York City are being planned after the Empire State Building operators said they would not light the building in the blue and white of the Missionaries of Charity on the religious sister’s 100th birthday. The Catholic League continues to question the consistency of the policy and plans a protest.

Pope Benedict praises generosity and faith of two newly beatified Catholics

Jun 13, 2010 - 03:54 pm .- During his traditional greeting and remarks before praying the Sunday Angelus with those gathered in St. Peter’s square, the Holy Father discussed Manuel “Lolo” Lozano Garrido and Fr. Jerzy Popiełuszko, two men who were beatified in their home dioceses this week.

Cardinal Napier wishes South Africa’s World Cup team good luck

Jun 13, 2010 - 12:05 pm .- Cardinal Wilfrid Napier, the Archbishop of Durban, has asked South Africa to welcome and learn from the world during the World Cup. Speaking on behalf of the country’s Catholic bishops, he extended his prayers and best wishes to the South African Football team Bafana and hoped they would “dispel all the past negativity.”

Priests are a gift from the Heart of Christ, Pope Benedict says

Jun 13, 2010 - 10:58 am .- Thousands of pilgrims and faithful gathered at noon Sunday in St. Peter’s Square to pray the Angelus with the Holy Father. Before the prayer, he said that the fruits of the recently ended Year for Priests could never be measured, but are already visible and will continue to be ever more so.

Faithful to celebrate feast of St. Germaine Cousin

Jun 13, 2010 - 05:34 am .- Tuesday, June 15, is the feast day of St. Germaine Cousin, a simple and pious young girl who lived in Pibrac, France in the late 1500s.

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