Archive of July 12, 2009

Doughnut sales raise thousands for people in Darfur

Jul 12, 2009 - 02:27 pm .- What began as a one-time fundraiser for a high school student in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati has led to the creation of a nonprofit organization that has rasied thousands of dollars in aid for the suffering people of Darfur.

Technological 'absolutism’ could lead to ‘dark scenarios,’ Pope Benedict warns

Jul 12, 2009 - 09:50 am .- Before Sunday’s Angelus prayer in St. Peter’s Square, Pope Benedict XVI reiterated the views expressed in his recently published social encyclical, Caritas In Veritate. He reaffirmed the need for a global commitment to development and warned of “dark scenarios” for the world if an absolutist view of technology persists.

Deacon discusses miracle healings in beatification cause of John Henry Newman

Jul 12, 2009 - 06:27 am .- The beneficiary of a Vatican-approved miracle attributed to the intercession of Servant of God John Henry Cardinal Newman says an EWTN show inspired him to pray to the saint for the healing of his back injuries that could have paralyzed him. His use of a relic of the cardinal may also be linked to a second miracle.

Louisiana governor signs expanded conscience protection laws

Jul 12, 2009 - 05:48 am .- Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal has signed a law expanding conscience protections for health care workers beyond abortion.

Catholics to celebrate feast of the ‘Lily of the Mohawks’

Jul 12, 2009 - 04:49 am .- On July 14, the Church will celebrate the feast day of Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha, the first Native American to be beatified. Known as the "Lily of the Mohawks," Kateri lived a life of holiness and virtue, despite obstacles and opposition within her tribe.

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