Archive of September 5, 2010

Catholic bishop warns of more crisis in Pakistan floods’ wake

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.

New US stamp honors Mother Teresa, admirer and critic of American society

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.

Tuning into God's call: Former radio personality finds new station in life at Catholic school

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.

Vatican analyst certain of November consistory

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.

Austin diocese organizes resistance to health board's abortion funding

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.

Pope highlights call for 'firm' and 'planted' youth in WYD 2011 message

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.

Benedict XVI: All Christians, including the Pope, are called to prayer

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.

Nativity of Blessed Virgin Mary to be celebrated September 8

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.

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