Archive of September 12, 2010

Holy Father invites all to follow example of newly beatified Capuchin friar

Sep 12, 2010 - 08:17 pm .- A Spanish Capuchin friar who was knownacross the city of Granada, Spain for his simplicity was beatified onSunday morning. The Holy Father invited the faithful to follow hisexample and to love all people, "without exception."

California Catholic Conference advocates veto of bill changing legal references to marriage

Sep 12, 2010 - 06:19 pm .- A California bill which changes all legal references to “marriage” to say “civil marriage” should be vetoed, the California Catholic Conference has advocated. While the bill purports to protect religious ministers from being forced to perform same-sex “marriages,” the conference says the legislation creates confusion and ignores true threats to religious freedom.

Twins share similar paths to different vocations

Sep 12, 2010 - 01:19 pm .- Sister Elizabeth Ann O’Reilly and Dr. Katie O’Reilly are identical twins. Growing up in New Orleans, they both enjoyed science and both considered careers in medicine. However, in college both had spiritual conversions that led them on different, yet often parallel, paths.

Pope asks for prayers for UK trip, highlights Newman as inspiration for ecumenism

Sep 12, 2010 - 08:58 am .- The Holy Father asked the faithful to accompany him on his trip to Great Britain next week by way of prayers. Referring to the focal point of the trip, Cardinal John Henry Newman, he said that the 19th-century prelate continues to be a “source of inspiration” to the contemporary world and Christian unity.

God is first to welcome the sincerely repentant sinner, teaches Benedict XVI

Sep 12, 2010 - 06:33 am .- “Repentance is the measure of the faith and thanks to it one returns to the Truth,” taught the Holy Father on Sunday. Making reference to the parable of the prodigal son, he said that “only faith” can bring joy out of selfishness and renew relationships with God and neighbor.

Church celebrates St. John Chrysostom, Archbishop of Constantinople, on September 13

Sep 12, 2010 - 04:49 am .- One of the most beloved saints of the Christian East, the renowned preacher and fourth-century Archbishop of Constantinople John Chrysostom, will be remembered and celebrated in the Roman Catholic Church on September 13, the day before the anniversary of his death in 407.

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