Oct 3, 2010 - 05:54 pm .- Ahead of an important visit to the U.K., a Sudanese bishop has said he will “ring the alarm bell” regarding the situation in his country. Opportunities to prepare for the upcoming secession referendum are dwindling and there are concerns that violence will return to the ravaged land if the election does not go well.
Oct 3, 2010 - 02:21 pm .- Anna Maria Adorni, in her life a mother, widow and consecrated religious, was beatified on Sunday. The 19th-century Italian blessed is remembered for her maternal charity to the needy, especially those in jail, and her constant prayer.
Oct 3, 2010 - 01:11 pm .- Father Emil Kapaun, a priest of the Diocese of Wichita, is among the 24 men, women, or groups nominated for the Eight Wonders of Kansas People, a campaign by the Kansas Sampler Foundation to promote and educate about the Sunflower State.
Oct 3, 2010 - 06:27 am .- At noon on Sunday, Pope Benedict prayed that all people might be strengthened in faith, hope and charity through the intercession of Mary. He asked, in particular, that she lead the faithful to "walk quickly and joyfully on the way of holiness."
Oct 3, 2010 - 06:02 am .- Taking as his theme the statement of Pope Benedict XVI, that “every child brings us God's smile,” Archbishop Robert Carlson of St. Louis wrote on Wednesday that the defense of all members of humanity, from conception to natural death, is ultimately rooted in joy and gratitude for God's gift of life.
Oct 3, 2010 - 05:23 am .- To carry the "explosive force" of the Gospel to the world takes a life based in the faith, said Pope Benedict XVI in his Sunday homily. In living with faith, even a "pinch," he taught, the Christian is able to take courageous action to renew the face of the earth.
Oct 3, 2010 - 04:40 am .- On October 7, the Roman Catholic Church will celebrate the yearly feast of Our Lady of the Rosary. Known for several centuries by the alternate title of “Our Lady of Victory,” the feast day takes place in honor of a 16th century naval victory which secured Europe against Turkish invasion. Pope St. Pius V attributed the victory to the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary, who was invoked on the day of the battle through a campaign to pray the Rosary throughout Europe.
Oct 3, 2010 - 12:02 am .- Reflecting on the content of an orchestral and choral program, Pope Benedict said that one particular piece gave voice to the witness of faith through martyrdom. And this, he explained, represents the greatest masterpiece of all, an act of authentic love.