Archive of January 11, 2013

Haiti rebuilding efforts continue three years after quake

Jan 11, 2013 - 04:03 pm .- Three years after the island nation of Haiti was rocked by a devastating earthquake, efforts to rebuild the local Church have made progress, but there is still much to be done.

John Paul II received 'help' from miner in priesthood vocation

Jan 11, 2013 - 03:02 pm .- One of the closest collaborators of Blessed John Paul II, Cardinal Giovanni Battista Re, recounted in Rome a little-known story about the late pontiff's vocation to the priesthood.

Pope's Twitter success praised as evangelization breakthrough

Jan 11, 2013 - 01:30 pm .- Pope Benedict's mass of 2.5 million followers in eight languages during his first month on Twitter has one Vatican priest calling the pontiff's online presence “a new frontier” of evangelization.

Spanish athlete sets example of kindness, sportsmanship

Jan 11, 2013 - 11:03 am .- Spanish athlete Ivan Fernandez Anaya made news when he allowed another runner who was leading a race to finish first, despite the other runner's huge blunder that should have cost him the win.

Theology professor sheds light on 'Les Mis' bishop

Jan 11, 2013 - 04:05 am .- In a recent op-ed for the Wall Street Journal, Dr. Doris Donnelly drew attention to the clerical hero of “Les Miserables;” a character she says has been significantly “pared down” in the musical and film versions.

Religious leaders urged to fight global persecution

Jan 11, 2013 - 02:03 am .- Religious leaders in America are being called upon by a U.S. congressman to advocate for those across the globe who are oppressed for their faith.

Illinois priest on leave after 911 handcuff call

Jan 11, 2013 - 12:03 am .- A priest of the Diocese of Springfield is on leave after he dialed 911 asking for help getting out of handcuffs – a call that has been replayed across the internet.

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