Archive of January 15, 2011

Prayer and patience bearing fruit in Sudan independence vote

Jan 15, 2011 - 07:50 pm .- Residents of Southern Sudan, which is expected to become Africa's newest country, are expressing gratitude for the peace that has prevailed during a referendum on independence from the north. The country's Catholic bishops have been a leading voice for peace during the vote, which ends Jan. 15.

Pope recognizes heroic virtue of American priest, Fr. Nelson Baker

Jan 15, 2011 - 06:38 pm .- Pope Benedict officially recognized the heroic virtues of 20th century American priest Fr. Nelson Baker, which moves the beloved champion for the poor further along in the process towards sainthood.

Connecticut parish aims to provide clean water to Haiti

Jan 15, 2011 - 01:13 pm .- It’s not enough that Haiti was hit by a devastating earthquake last January that killed 300,000 people and left another 1.5 million homeless. Now, because of unsanitary conditions, the island nation is enduring the ravages of cholera that so far has claimed 1,400 lives and sickened nearly 57,000 people.

First priests ordained to new Catholic Church structure for former Anglicans

Jan 15, 2011 - 01:05 pm .- An official jurisdiction for members of the Church of England opting for full communion with the Catholic Church was established just in time to receive its first three priests on Saturday.

Supreme Knight calls John Paul II beatification an historic sign of hope

Jan 15, 2011 - 07:50 am .- The Supreme Knight of the Knights of Columbus, Carl A. Anderson, said that the upcoming beatification of Pope John Paul II signaled the inspiring rise of a new generation of Catholics, formed by the beloved pontiff's example and teachings.

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