Archive of September 9, 2009

After more than 20 years, Cuban dissidents still looking for freedom

Sep 9, 2009 - 10:00 pm .- The Christian Liberation Movement denounced this week that Communist totalitarianism has never “had such international cynic complicity” as now and that neither persecutions nor threats will intimidate Cubans, because love of the truth is what strengthens their choice for a free Cuba.

Mexican bishop calls for prayers after murder of candidate and his family

Sep 9, 2009 - 07:04 pm .- In a statement condemning the murder of Representative Jose Fuentes Esperon, his wife and their two children, Bishop Benjamin Castillo Plascencia of Tabasco, Mexico called on all Mexicans to pray and work for an end to the violence.

Catholic fraternity a ‘beacon of light’ to others in the Greek system

Sep 9, 2009 - 05:19 pm .- Phi Kappa Theta, a Catholic fraternity that opened a chapter at the University of Nebraska in 2005, is working to become a “beacon of light” to those within the Greek system and, with its focus on the faith, is helping young men to follow their vocational call.

Christians in Iraq survive amidst fear and violence, bishop says

Sep 9, 2009 - 04:31 pm .- After the recent kidnapping of two Christians, one of whom was killed, Auxiliary Bishop Shlemon Warduni of Baghdad said Iraqi Catholics live with the fear that “due to the 2010 elections, violence could increase even more.”

Three thousand Ecuadoran youth make chastity promise

Sep 9, 2009 - 02:38 pm .- As part of the Week of the Family being celebrated in the Archdiocese of Guayaquil in Ecuador, 3,000 young people made a promise of chastity at the local cathedral during a Mass with Auxiliary Bishop Anibal Nieto on Tuesday evening.

Vatican dicastery organizes congress on family evangelization

Sep 9, 2009 - 01:16 pm .- The Pontifical Council for the Family, led by Cardinal Ennio Antonelli, is hosting the international congress, “The Family, Object of Evangelization,” September 10-11 in Rome, featuring a series of conferences, study sessions and prayer.

Make Jesus central to your life like St. Peter Damian did, Pope exhorts

Sep 9, 2009 - 10:22 am .- Pope Benedict XVI dedicated his catechesis for today's general audience to the figure of St. Peter Damian. The great eleventh century monk offers people the insight that they should not to be overly absorbed by daily activities and the problems of life, thus "forgetting that Jesus must be central to our lives," the Holy Father said.

Prayer vigil seeks to keep abortion funding out of health care reform

Sep 9, 2009 - 06:21 am .- A 27-hour prayer vigil will be held on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol this Sunday to pray that no taxpayer money will be used to pay for abortions as part of health care reform legislation.

Worldwide Children’s Eucharistic Holy Hour to be observed at National Shrine

Sep 9, 2009 - 03:29 am .- Archbishop of New Orleans Gregory Aymond will lead the annual Worldwide Children’s Eucharistic Holy Hour on Friday, October 2 at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C.

U.S. deacon cured through Cardinal Newman to visit Birmingham Oratory

Sep 9, 2009 - 01:01 am .- An American deacon whose cure from a crippling spine malady has been recognized as a miracle wrought though the intercession of Venerable John Henry Cardinal Newman will visit Newman’s Birmingham Oratory in November.

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