Archive of February 1, 2011

Former HLI head admits 'imprudent decisions' led to his departure

Feb 1, 2011 - 07:55 pm .- Father Thomas Euteneuer, former president of Human Life International and a popular Catholic media figure, has broken the silence regarding his abrupt departure from public life last August.

Plans for new hospital, university offer hope to Catholics in Iraq

Feb 1, 2011 - 06:26 pm .- An archbishop in Iraq is calling plans for a new Catholic hospital and university in the country “symbols of hope” in an area rife with tension and violence.

Biloxi bishop celebrates Vietnamese New Year

Feb 1, 2011 - 04:50 pm .- Hundreds of Vietnamese Catholics across the Mississippi Gulf Coast celebrated the Vietnamese New Year or Tet Nguyen Dan the weekend of January 29-30.

Mexicans urged to seek Christ's love in order to end violence

Feb 1, 2011 - 02:06 pm .- Cardinal Norberto Rivera Carrera of Mexico City has called on Mexicans to seek out the love and peace of Christ as a response to the terrible wave of violence that has swept the country.

Joy in one's vocation encourages young people to follow suit, Pope says

Feb 1, 2011 - 12:28 pm .- Faithful and joyful witness to one's own vocation “has been and remains an excellent way to awaken in young people the desire to follow the footsteps of Christ,” Pope Benedict said on Feb. 1.

Pope's February prayers urge greater respect for families

Feb 1, 2011 - 10:50 am .- Pope Benedict is calling for a renewed awareness of the importance of the family in his February prayer intentions.

Former pregnant Alaska teen expresses thanks for Catholic aid in crisis pregnancy

Feb 1, 2011 - 08:20 am .- On the eve of this past Thanksgiving, 44-year-old native Alaskan Brenda Kolerok-Schott of Anchorage walked unannounced into the offices of Catholic Social Services to write a $10,000 check to the organization. Never before had she written such a large check. But this gift to Catholic Social Services’ pregnancy support program and Brother Francis Shelter was a deeply personal one for the once pregnant, homeless teenager.

Cardinal Wuerl’s new book celebrates glories of the Mass, anticipates new Missal translation

Feb 1, 2011 - 06:01 am .- Cardinal Donald Wuerl of Washington says the new English translation of the Roman Missal represents “a catechetical moment for the whole Church in the country.”

Catholic hospital workers in Ohio reject unionization bid

Feb 1, 2011 - 03:02 am .- About 6,500 employees with an Ohio-based Catholic health care group have rejected a unionization proposal.

Top Church leader calls for 'silent majority' to oppose radical Islam in Pakistan

Feb 1, 2011 - 12:55 am .- Pakistan's top Catholic leader, Archbishop Lawrence J. Saldanha of Lahore, says it is time for the "silent majority" to speak out against the growing influence of radical Islam, particularly among Pakistan's youth.

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