Archive of August 29, 2010

Bishops to run in Denver marathon to pay off cathedral debt and boost vocations

Aug 29, 2010 - 06:58 pm .- Two Catholic bishops will take part in a Denver marathon in October. One is running to raise funds to pay off the $2.07 million debt on his diocese’s cathedral, while the other is joining local Catholics to increase prayers for and awareness of vocations to the priesthood and religious life.

Pope prays for 'happy conclusion' for Chilean miners

Aug 29, 2010 - 04:01 pm .- Remembering the 32 Chileans and one Bolivian trapped for nearly a month in copper mine in northern Chile, the Holy Father prayed on Sunday for the intercession of the patron saint of miners for their safe extraction.

Over 3,600 attend annual Catholic conference in Wichita

Aug 29, 2010 - 01:25 pm .- Over 3,600 people from 17 states and Mexico attended this year’s Midwest Catholic Family Conference Aug. 6-8 in Wichita, Kansas. Kevin Regan, co-director of the conference, said 800 youth and teens also participated in the programs.

US birth rate in 2009 reaches record low amid recession woes

Aug 29, 2010 - 08:08 am .- A report issued on Friday showed the U.S. birth rate in 2009 falling to the lowest in a century. Experts, including president Steve Mosher from the Population Research Institute, (PRI) have cited the current economic recession as a significant factor in the recent numbers.

Pope at Angelus: Christ took lowest place 'in the world'

Aug 29, 2010 - 07:34 am .- Christ did not limit himself to taking just the lowest place at the table, explained Pope Benedict XVI on Sunday. Jesus, taught the Pope, repeatedly offers humanity "a model of humility and of free giving" and showed the world "radical humility" by accepting the Cross.

Gregory the Great, Pope and Doctor of the Church, celebrated September 3

Aug 29, 2010 - 05:02 am .- St. Gregory the Great, a central figure of the medieval western Church and one of the most admired Popes in history, will be commemorated in the Ordinary Form of the Roman Catholic liturgy on September 3.

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