Archive of August 9, 2009

Cathedral of Salt Lake City prepares to celebrate centenary with ‘Cathedral Week’

Aug 9, 2009 - 05:55 pm .- Salt Lake City’s Cathedral of the Madeleine is preparing to celebrate its 100th anniversary with an upcoming “Cathedral Week” of Masses, celebrations, lectures and musical performances. Cardinal William J. Levada will be among the many participants in the event.

Rare Mass celebrated on N. America’s highest peak

Aug 9, 2009 - 02:21 pm .- It’s a massive feat to just to climb North America’s highest mountain, but even rarer to celebrate Mass on the 20,320 foot peak. In fact, one local Alaskan historian doesn’t recall it ever happening before July 3, when three childhood friends from Poland summited the famed Mt. McKinley.

Nazi concentration camps occurred because man forgot God, says Benedict XVI

Aug 9, 2009 - 10:35 am .- Before the recitation of Sunday’s Angelus prayer at Castel Gandolfo, Pope Benedict XVI recalled some saints whose memory will be celebrated by the Church in the upcoming weeks. He said that St. Edith Stein, St. Maximilian Kolbe, St. Pontian, St. Lawrence, are witnesses to "Christian humanism," differing greatly from "atheistic humanism."

Church to celebrate lives of Sts. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross, Maximilian Kolbe

Aug 9, 2009 - 04:56 am .- This week the Church will honor both St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross and St. Maximilian Kolbe, saints who were both killed at a Nazi concentration camp in the 1940s.

New documentary recounts lives of ‘courageous’ women religious under communism

Aug 9, 2009 - 04:04 am .- A new documentary tells the stories of Greek and Roman Catholic women religious who lived their faith under communist harassment and persecution in Eastern and Central Europe.

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