Archive of April 17, 2011

Architect of Steubenville's Catholic revival to retire after 37 years

Apr 17, 2011 - 06:07 pm .- The Franciscan University of Steubenville has announced that its chancellor and past president Father Michael Scanlan will retiring on June 30, 2011. Dr. Alan Schreck, a professor of theology at the school described how the 79-year-old priest took a leap of faith to renew the school's Catholic identity.

New Hampshire Catholic reflects on adventure, conversion

Apr 17, 2011 - 01:14 pm .- As a kid growing up in Milton, Massachusetts, Dan Egan used to kneel next to his brothers on the church pews, and hearing that he needed to be saved by Christ, he would wonder, “Saved from what?” In 1990, trapped in a snow cave on a blizzard-wrapped glacier below Mount Elbrus, lacking any food or water and on the verge of freezing to death, Dan got his answer.

'Happy Birthday,' Palm Sunday crowds wish Pope

Apr 17, 2011 - 11:16 am .- “Happy Birthday Holy Father!” That was the rousing chorus serenading Pope Benedict XVI April 17 as he concluded this year’s Palm Sunday ceremonies in St Peters Square. The Pope, who turned 84 Saturday, had earlier used his Sunday sermon to warn the world that advances in technology won’t necessarily save mankind from future catastrophes.

St. Adalbert of Prague, bishop and martyr, remembered April 23

Apr 17, 2011 - 08:03 am .- On April 23, the Catholic Church will celebrate the martyrdom of St. Adalbert of Prague, a bishop who lost his life standing up against the pagan practices of Central Europe during the 10th century.

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