Archive of August 21, 2011

Bishops' immigration expert calls new policy a step in the right direction

Aug 21, 2011 - 06:44 pm .- The U.S. bishops' migration policy head, Kevin Appleby, said that the Obama administration's decision to suspend deportation of illegal immigrants who pose no threat to security is a humane advancement.

Take the World Youth Day experience back home, says Pope Benedict

Aug 21, 2011 - 04:31 pm .- Pope Benedict XVI left Spain on the evening of August 21, after giving a challenge to the million-plus young people who came to World Youth Day in Madrid over the past six days.

World Youth Day volunteers receive Pope's gratitude

Aug 21, 2011 - 02:58 pm .- Pope Benedict XVI took time on August 21 to thank World Youth Day 2011 volunteers, saying they made pilgrims feel at home in Madrid by serving in the spirit of the Gospel.

A rare breed: the World Youth Day pilgrim from communist China

Aug 21, 2011 - 01:19 pm .- The final Mass of World Youth Day was a sea of national flags. In the million-strong crowd, however, it was hard to find one particular flag – China. That’s until CNA bumped into Thomas Zeng.

Guadalupe rose visits Iowa parishes

Aug 21, 2011 - 01:10 pm .- Three silver roses, carefully crafted in Mexico to honor Our Lady of Guadalupe, are traveling through North America, with one moving through Iowa.

Pope announces next World Youth Day in Rio de Janeiro

Aug 21, 2011 - 11:59 am .- Rio de Janeiro in Brazil will host World Youth Day in 2013, Pope Benedict XVI told a million young pilgrims after celebrating Mass at Mardrid’s Cuarto Vientos airbase on August 21.

At closing Mass, Pope tells youth to follow Christ through his Church

Aug 21, 2011 - 11:13 am .- Pope Benedict XVI told over a million young pilgrims to World Youth Day that the best way to a personal relationship with Jesus Christ is through the Catholic Church.

St. Monica, mother of St. Augustine, commemorated August 27

Aug 21, 2011 - 07:53 am .- On August 27, one day before the feast of her son St. Augustine, the Catholic Church honors St. Monica, whose holy example and fervent intercession led to one of the most dramatic conversions in Church history.

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