Archive of August 4, 2011

Illegal immigrants are first 'mothers and fathers, sons and daughters,' says Archbishop Gomez

Aug 4, 2011 - 07:59 pm .- Archbishop Jose H. Gomez of Los Angeles said on Aug. 3 that most illegal immigrants are forced to leave their homeland in order to provide a better life for their families.

Columnist discusses the 'war on conscience and on children'

Aug 4, 2011 - 05:44 pm .- Catholic attorney and writer Mary Hasson recently discussed a new federal mandate that employers’ health care plans must cover contraceptives and sterilizations.

Papal Nuncio: World Youth Day will transcend Spain’s economic woes

Aug 4, 2011 - 03:53 pm .- When Pope Benedict XVI arrives in Spain for World Youth Day in 18 days time he will find a country gripped by economic crisis. Despite that, the papal nuncio to Madrid says Spanish enthusiasm for the papal visit is undiminished.

Mary’s Meals steps in to help drought stricken Kenya

Aug 4, 2011 - 01:30 pm .- Over 6,000 children in drought-stricken east Africa will receive a daily meal from this week onward. It is all thanks a charity founded by a Catholic aid worker who was recently declared a “CNN Hero” and awarded the Order of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth for his work.

Fukushima children promise Pope they will persevere through nuclear tragedy

Aug 4, 2011 - 12:10 pm .- Twenty elementary school children from northeast Japan promised Pope Benedict “they would never give up” in the face of adversity.

Cardinal Wuerl expresses joy over planned JPII shrine in DC

Aug 4, 2011 - 10:16 am .- Cardinal Donald Wuerl of Washington, D.C. praised the Knights of Columbus over the group's recent purchase of the John Paul II Cultural Center, which will become a shrine and museum honoring the legacy of the late pontiff.

European politician calls new generation to defend Christianity

Aug 4, 2011 - 05:29 am .- One of Europe’s foremost Catholic political thinkers has called for a new generation of politicians to defend and promote orthodox Christian ideals.

Sioux Falls celebrates restoration of St. Joseph Cathedral

Aug 4, 2011 - 12:59 am .- The Diocese of Sioux Falls, South Dakota recently celebrated the interior restoration of its Cathedral of St. Joseph, completing a 15-year effort to bring classical beauty back to the nearly century-old worship space.

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