Archive of August 1, 2009

Nigerian church leaders rebuke anti-education Muslim militants after military clash

Aug 1, 2009 - 06:04 pm .- Emphasizing that modern education and modern civilizations do not preclude “ardent” religious devotion, Catholic Church leaders in Nigeria have condemned a militant Muslim sect opposed to Western education whose confrontation with security forces this week left over 100 people dead.

Emmitsburg to celebrate St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

Aug 1, 2009 - 04:08 pm .- Two hundred years after St. Elizabeth Ann Seton arrived in Emmitsburg to found a ministry of education, hundreds of Catholics will commemorate her entry into town with a weekend of celebrations including live reenactments, Mass with Chicago Cardinal Francis E. George, the showing of an archival exhibit and tours of historic sites.

Fort Worth Diocese to begin year-long anniversary celebrations

Aug 1, 2009 - 03:46 pm .- Catholics in the Diocese of Fort Worth will gather in the thousands to celebrate 40 years of Church life in northern Texas, one of the country's fastest growing regions. The festivities will begin with a special Mass on August 9 in the Fort Worth Convention Center Arena.

California mother forgives her son’s killer

Aug 1, 2009 - 01:28 pm .- Sally Lancaster has been practicing major forgiveness for much of her adult life.  After forgiving the accidental death of her baby daughter 18 years ago, Lancaster is now forgiving the man who shot and killed her 19-year-old son last summer.

Archbishop Gomez: Caritas In Veritate a ‘valuable contribution’ that requires a thorough read

Aug 1, 2009 - 07:40 am .- In his newest column, Archbishop of San Antonio José H. Gomez has discussed Pope Benedict XVI’s latest encyclical “Caritas In Veritate.” Highlighting some of its main points, he exhorted all Catholics to read this “valuable contribution” to Catholic social doctrine, since it cannot be captured by media sound-bites.

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