Archive of August 15, 2010

Eighteen language-specific Facebook pages help expand World Youth Day's reach

Aug 15, 2010 - 06:15 pm .- World Youth Day (WYD) Madrid has opened four more language-specific pages on Facebook, bringing its total Facebook pages to 18. The pages were created thanks to young volunteers who see the importance of having WYD information available in their own language.

Pope discusses Christian promise of eternal life in heaven

Aug 15, 2010 - 01:48 pm .- The destination of Mary assumed is a reality founded on the love of God, taught the Pope on Sunday. The Christian promise of heaven, he said, brings great joy and encourages believers to work for the construction of a "world of God."

Bishops bless the mission of the ACE program teachers at Notre Dame

Aug 15, 2010 - 01:04 pm .- A vocation to work in Catholic education is “a noble mission, a holy mission,” Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades told more than 300 participants and staff in Notre Dame’s Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE) during a grotto prayer gathering at the University of Notre Dame on the evening of Thursday, July 22.

Benedict XVI at Angelus: Mary's mission of salvation and intercession continues today

Aug 15, 2010 - 09:30 am .- Although Mary was assumed into heaven, she "has not abandoned her mission of intercession and salvation" on Earth, explained Pope Benedict, using the words of one of his predecessors. Before the Marian prayer at noon on Assumption Sunday, he highlighted Mary's historic role in the Church, inviting continued trust in the Mother of God and prayer for her aid on earth.

Archbishop Chaput: Violence in movies only appropriate when it 'teaches us not to be violent'

Aug 15, 2010 - 08:11 am .- At a recent film event in Denver that explored the topic of violence in movies, Archbishop Charles Chaput weighed in on the issue, telling CNA that he believes violence to be appropriate in film only if it's the kind “that teaches us not to be violent.”

Church celebrates Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary on August 15

Aug 15, 2010 - 04:11 am .- Today, Catholics and many other Christians will celebrate the feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The significant feast day recalls the spiritual and physical departure of the mother of Jesus Christ from the earth, when both her soul and her resurrected body were taken into the presence of God.

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