Aug 8, 2010 - 06:26 pm .- A delegation sent by the U.S. Catholic bishops has returned from Haiti after observing relief efforts for the January earthquake. The country is at a “crossroads” and must not lose hope, commented the delegation, which made specific recommendations regarding further recovery work.
Aug 8, 2010 - 01:11 pm .- Joann Roa, director of the diocesan Office of Hispanic Ministry, calls the idea “exciting.” Diocesan Vocations Director Father Richard Rocha calls it “a Godsend.” For four hours a day during the summer, six seminarians work jobs for the Bishop Sullivan Center, installing air conditioners for Project ElderCool, or doing intake and sacking groceries at the food pantries at the center, St. James Place or Sacred Heart/Guadalupe Parish.
Aug 8, 2010 - 10:59 am .- Before Sunday's Angelus prayer, Pope Benedict XVI taught the importance of leading our lives with trust and hope in the coming of the Lord. This hope, he said, should encourage us to “an intense life, rich with good works.”
Aug 8, 2010 - 04:51 am .- Saint Maximilian Kolbe, the Polish Franciscan priest, missionary and martyr, will soon be celebrated throughout the Church on his feast day, August 14.
Aug 8, 2010 - 12:46 am .- Many find it hard to fathom why a woman would ever think of trading in a good job and the prospect of marriage and family for a life of poverty, chastity and obedience. Tara Clemens of Anchorage, Alaska is doing just that.