Archive of September 26, 2010

Benedict XVI and Vatican prelates remember example of Blessed Chiara 'Luce' Badano

Sep 26, 2010 - 09:14 pm .- Chiara “Luce” Badano, a teenage Italian member of the Focolare Movement, was beatified on Saturday. Church leaders and others remembered her in celebrations throughout the weekend for her example of love, Christian coherence and charity. They called her a reminder that “everyone has sufficient grace to become saints.”

Mexican cardinal defends position on gay 'marriage'

Sep 26, 2010 - 06:10 pm .- Cardinal Norberto Rivera of Mexico City and archdiocesan spokesman, Father Hugo Valdemar, have rejected a request by the National Council for the Prevention of Discrimination (NCPD) to reach a settlement with the plaintiffs who have filed a lawsuit against the clergy members for speaking out against gay "marriage."

Christians’ lack of faith prevents cultural renewal, Archbishop Chaput tells Catholic scholars

Sep 26, 2010 - 01:45 pm .- Christians’ lack of faith and cowardice are the primary obstacles to Christian culture at a time when unbelief is the spirit-destroying “state religion” of the modern world, Archbishop Charles Chaput has told a gathering of academics. He urged personal repentance and witness as the path to cultural renewal.

World Youth Day to inspire seminarians

Sep 26, 2010 - 01:14 pm .- When a group of young adults from the Diocese of Sioux City heads off to Spain for the 2011 World Youth Day, among the diocesan pilgrims will be nine seminarians. According to seminarian Pat Behm, the experience will allow them to grow spiritually.

Eternal destiny of poor in the hands of all people, says Pope

Sep 26, 2010 - 06:41 am .- Pope Benedict taught on Sunday that providing for the poor of the world takes precedence over providing for one's own comfort. Their “eternal destiny,” he said, depends on the conduct of all people and it is in everyone's hands to make the decision to live a “path of love,” in service and charity to others.

Balance of work and 'true' rest essential for health of families, says Holy Father

Sep 26, 2010 - 06:14 am .- Family, work and holidays are God's gifts for a "fully human existence," said the Pope in a message to prepare for the next World Meeting of Families. While work and consumption behavior threaten to replace holidays as times of rest, he wrote, time off must recover its "true sense."

Saint Jerome, pioneer and patron of scripture studies, to be remembered September 30

Sep 26, 2010 - 04:41 am .- Saint Jerome, the priest, monk and Doctor of the Church renowned for his extraordinary depth of learning and translations of the Bible into Latin in the Vulgate, will be celebrated by the Church with his memorial on September 30.

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