Archive of August 1, 2010

Pope welcomes cluster munitions ban, urges more countries to sign

Aug 1, 2010 - 08:04 pm .- It was with "great contentment" that Benedict XVI observed the first day of the worldwide ban on cluster munitions, which took effect on Sunday. The Vatican participated in the talks that led to the international agreement, focusing upon the "logic of peace."

Illinois baseball team hosts pre-game Catholic Mass

Aug 1, 2010 - 06:21 pm .- Thanks to discussions between a priest and a minor league baseball team official, the Kane County Cougars of the Class A Midwest League hosted a Catholic Mass before a Friday baseball game earlier this month.

Lawyer realized he could help people in a spiritual role

Aug 1, 2010 - 01:12 pm .- Not that long ago Father Carlos Vargas was on track to becoming a successful lawyer. While working on a case of a man charged with murder, however, the young, faith-filled man realized he could help people in another, more spiritual way.

The saint's 'wise heart' rejects dependence on transient things, Pope teaches

Aug 1, 2010 - 10:23 am .- The person who trusts in the Lord and does not give in to a fear of adversity or death shares "a wise heart" with the saints, Pope Benedict XVI said Sunday. Remembering the saints’ examples of trust in God, the Holy Father taught that any dependence on "passing realities" is "foolishness."

Theology of the Body Institute presents awards during first annual congress

Aug 1, 2010 - 07:55 am .- During its first annual congress in Pennsylvania, the Theology of the Body Institute presented five awards to organizations and individuals for their work in promoting the late John Paul II's teachings on human sexuality.

Roman and Byzantine Catholics to celebrate feast of the Transfiguration

Aug 1, 2010 - 04:11 am .- Both Roman and Eastern rite Catholics will soon celebrate the Church's feast of the Transfiguration on its traditional date for both calendars, August 6.

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