Archive of August 23, 2009

Pro-life groups organize prayer and protest in response to 'abortion mandate'

Aug 23, 2009 - 07:06 pm .- Responding to President Barack Obama’s efforts to rally sympathetic religious groups to back his proposed health care legislation, pro-life groups have organized prayer campaigns and issued protests of the proposal’s “abortion mandate.”

A day for discerning

Aug 23, 2009 - 02:05 pm .- Sixty male high school and college students gathered with the bishop, priests and seminarians of the Diocese of Charlotte for a Day of Discernment at St. Michael the Archangel Church in Gastonia, N.C. on early this month. 

Accept challenge of Jesus' hard teachings, Pope Benedict urges

Aug 23, 2009 - 09:45 am .- Before Sunday’s Angelus prayer with pilgrims in the courtyard of Castel Gandolfo, Pope Benedict XVI spoke about today’s Gospel, in which Jesus' teaching about his presence in the Eucharist is met with resistance from the Jews and his own disciples. Followers of Christ must respond to his challenging teachings with lifelong commitment instead of trying to adapt his teachings to the fashions of the times, the Pope said.

Church to celebrate feast days of St. Monica and son, St. Augustine

Aug 23, 2009 - 04:58 am .- This week Catholics will honor the lives of St. Monica and her son, St. Augustine. Through trust and persistent prayer of his mother, St. Augustine converted and became one of the most influential thinkers of the Church.

Wisconsin requiring Catholic institutions to provide contraception coverage

Aug 23, 2009 - 02:13 am .- The bishops of the Wisconsin Catholic Conference (WCC) have issued a statement to the state’s Catholic faithful expressing their “deep concern” about a state provision that requires providers of health insurance include contraceptive services. The rule will force Catholic dioceses and other agencies to pay for a “gravely immoral” service, the conference says.

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