Archive of July 19, 2009

Married man and woman ‘gold standard’ in childrearing, critics of British official say

Jul 19, 2009 - 07:03 pm .- Correction quickly came to an official with a British diocesan-funded marriage organization who claimed that married couples are no better than other family forms at raising children. His critics say the research is clear that a marriage of a man and a woman is the “gold standard” in childrearing.

‘Do not be discouraged!’ Pope Benedict tells faithful in economic crisis

Jul 19, 2009 - 10:08 am .- In the first public outing of his current vacation in Les Combes, Pope Benedict XVI told 9,000 faithful gathered in Italy’s Romano Canavese village, the birthplace of Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, not to be discouraged by the current economic crisis or to forget those people who are worse off.

Tabernacle placement must be 'central and visible,' Bishop D’Arcy says

Jul 19, 2009 - 04:56 am .- Bishop of Fort Wayne-South Bend John M. D’Arcy has issued new norms on the placement of the tabernacle in churches, aiming to end controversy on the topic.

Church to honor St. Bridget of Sweden

Jul 19, 2009 - 04:41 am .- On Thursday, the Church will celebrate the feast day of St. Bridget of Sweden.  Bridget received visions of Christ’s suffering many times throughout her life and went on to found the order of the Most Holy Savior.

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