Archive of July 4, 2010 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of July 4, 2010

Cardinal Keith O'Brien launches Scotland's logo for papal visit

Jul 4, 2010 - 06:43 pm .- In a statement released on July 1, Cardinal Keith O'Brien of Edinburgh launched Scotland's official logo for the Holy Father's upcoming visit to the U.K. and exhorted the local faithful to recognize the trip as a “rare opportunity for us to strengthen our faith and to show it to others.”

Iowa parishioner takes financial expertise to Africa

Jul 4, 2010 - 02:00 pm .- Roger Holck retired as community president with F&M Bank last July. But the member of St. Mary Parish in Grinnell, Iowa is still making use of his financial knowledge — albeit a bit farther from home

Pope Benedict calls Mary a 'perfect model' of obedience to divine will

Jul 4, 2010 - 11:30 am .- Before leading the Angelus prayer from the Italian city of Sulmona he visited on Sunday, the Holy Father proposed Mary as "the perfect model of obedience to the divine will." He hoped also for increased appreciation of the simple life, as St. Celestine lived it, and the subsequent freedom of heart and mind that opens us up to sharing.

Holiness never goes out of style, declares Pope Benedict XVI

Jul 4, 2010 - 10:52 am .- The Holy Father dedicated his Sunday homily to reflections on the life of St. Celestine as he visited the Italian city where the relics of the 13th century saint and Pope are kept. In a message filled with lessons on life, the Pope especially highlighted the importance of silence to finding God, the fact that faith is a gift and the lasting power of holiness.

True freedom is in acknowledging dependence on God, says Archbishop Dolan

Jul 4, 2010 - 08:02 am .- As Americans across the country celebrate the nation's Independence Day this weekend, they should humbly remember their dependence on their Creator, said Archbishop Timothy Dolan of the Archdiocese of New York.

Catholic faithful to celebrate witness of 120 Chinese Martyrs

Jul 4, 2010 - 05:03 am .- On Friday, July 9, the Church will celebrate the feast of the 120 Martyrs of China. Religious persecution has a long history in China, especially persecution of Christians, thousands of whom have died for their faith in the last millennium.