Archive of July 17, 2011

Report: American taxpayers provide one-third of Planned Parenthood's annual budget

Jul 17, 2011 - 05:55 pm .- A new in-depth report on Planned Parenthood by a pro-life group shows that American taxpayers give substantial amounts of money to the abortion provider each year.

Catholic aid agency appeals for help as 10 million face starvation in East Africa

Jul 17, 2011 - 02:10 pm .- The U.K.-based Catholic Agency for Overseas Development is appealing to the world on behalf of 10 million East Africans facing starvation and death due to a severe drought.

Pope encourages Catholics to nurture faith

Jul 17, 2011 - 01:11 pm .- Pope Benedict called on Catholics to nourish their faith in order to “prevent evil from taking root” in their lives. His words came during his July 17 Angelus address which took place in Castel Gandolfo.

Tennessee priest ‘presents himself to the Church’

Jul 17, 2011 - 01:04 pm .- Seven years after entering the Catholic Church, Father Doug Owens’s journey toward ordination was sealed with the single word present, as he responded to vocations director Father Michael Cummins’s invitation, “Let Douglas, who is to be ordained a priest, come forward.”

Benedict XVI appeals for drought victims in Africa

Jul 17, 2011 - 12:05 pm .- Pope Benedict addressed the severe African droughts in his prayers following the Sunday Angelus on July 17.

St. Bridget of Sweden, co-patroness of Europe, honored July 23

Jul 17, 2011 - 08:01 am .- On July 23, the Catholic Church celebrates the long and fruitful life of St. Bridget of Sweden, who raised a large family before going on to found a religious order. In modern times, she has been named a patron saint of Europe.

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