Archive of July 26, 2009

Protestant intimidation in India holding back ‘flood’ of conversions to Catholicism, bishop says

Jul 26, 2009 - 04:45 pm .- A leading bishop from northeast India says violence and intimidation by some Protestant groups there are preventing thousands of people from converting to Catholicism.

Soldier with passion for service remembered

Jul 26, 2009 - 01:50 pm .- Late last month, 24-year old US Army LT Brian Bradshaw, described by a family member as "a search-and-rescue volunteer, an altar boy, a camp counselor," died while serving his country in Afghanistan. For Paul and Mary Bradshaw's family, June 25th memorializes the generosity and sacrifice of their son.

Holy Father gives special blessing to grandparents on feast of Sts. Joachim and Anne

Jul 26, 2009 - 08:52 am .- Following the Angelus, Pope Benedict spoke about today’s feast of Sts. Joachim and Anne, parents of the Blessed Virgin Mary and grandparents of Jesus.

Priests are ‘instruments of salvation’ for all, says Benedict XVI

Jul 26, 2009 - 08:39 am .- On July 26, Pope Benedict XVI led the Angelus prayer in Les Combes, Italy and recalled the Sunday readings, in particular the miracle of the loaves, when Jesus feeds thousands of people with only loaves of bread and two fishes.

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