Archive of July 10, 2011

Beloved Detroit crucifix saved from fire finds new parish home

Jul 10, 2011 - 06:52 pm .- A 100 year-old crucifix pulled from a devastating Detroit parish fire in the 1960s is being restored and sent to a new church home in Michigan.

Speakers’ stories reveal that faith grows against all odds

Jul 10, 2011 - 01:25 pm .- A former Protestant pastor who felt haunted by the hidden God in the presence of the Eucharist. A tiny Iraqi nun whose Catholic faith life grew living among the homeless amidst the devastation of war, even though she wasn’t Catholic. A priest who encouraged others to seek freedom from life’s material attachments—and let grace flow through their life. And a former secular Irish singer whose own faith—and career—took off after a serious throat operation left her unable to sing for years.

God always respects our freedom, says Pope

Jul 10, 2011 - 12:54 pm .- God always respects human freedom and never compels anybody into a relationship with him. That was the message of Pope Benedict XVI in his midday Angelus address July 10.

St. Henry's piety and generosity remembered on July 13 feast

Jul 10, 2011 - 08:04 am .- On July 13, the Catholic Church will celebrate the memory of St. Henry II, a German king who led and defended Europe's Holy Roman Empire at the beginning of the first millennium.

‘Virtual pilgrimage’ to World Youth Day uses Facebook

Jul 10, 2011 - 07:26 am .- The U.S. bishops have launched a Facebook app and a website to serve as a “virtual pilgrimage” to World Youth Day 2011 for those who are staying home.

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