Sep 5, 2010 - 06:42 pm .- In the wake of massive floods affecting hundreds of thousands of people, the Catholic Bishop of Hyderabad has warned of a deepening crisis. Poor nutrition and a lack of clean water mean a cholera epidemic is “imminent,” while the destitute could face starvation in a time of “skyrocketing” inflation.
Sep 5, 2010 - 02:15 pm .- Following the 100th anniversary of the birth of Mother Teresa on August 26, the United States Postal Service is honoring her with a new 44 cent stamp. It was issued in a special ceremony today at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C.
Sep 5, 2010 - 01:15 pm .- She has met backstage with Taylor Swift, talked with Garth Brooks, had her picture taken with Carrie Underwood and spent time with so many country music singers, including Reba McEntire, Keith Urban, Tim McGraw and the members of Rascal Flatts.
Sep 5, 2010 - 12:25 pm .- Not only is a consistory imminent, but its announcement will come next month according to “Vaticanista” Marco Tosatti. Reporting for the Italian daily La Stampa, the analyst offered a look at who might be included among the 19 likely candidates for being honored as a cardinal at a November election.
Sep 5, 2010 - 07:52 am .- The Diocese of Austin, Texas, is organizing local resistance to a major health board's decision to provide $450,000 in annual funding for abortions in the state.
Sep 5, 2010 - 06:23 am .- Speaking to youth in his message for World Youth Day 2011, Pope Benedict XVI said that the young person's relationship with Christ is fundamental to his reaching maturity. Christ, he added, gives young people all they need to confront life.
Sep 5, 2010 - 05:14 am .- “Without prayer … we can do nothing,” said the Pope while commemorating the legacy of Leo XIII. Joining in the “Leonine Year” celebrations, Benedict XVI remembered his predecessor's faith, devotion and social teaching, saying that all people, including Popes, are called to pray and to love.
Sep 5, 2010 - 05:03 am .- The Catholic Church will soon celebrate the birth of the Blessed Virgin Mary on its traditional fixed date of September 8, nine months after the December 8 celebration of her Immaculate Conception as the child of Saints Joachim and Anna.