Archive of February 19, 2011

Polish priests display their skiing skills for John Paul II Cup

Feb 19, 2011 - 07:04 pm .- Polish clergymen rocketed down ski slopes to pay tribute to their beloved Pope and countryman, and to compete for a trophy in the John Paul II Cup.

Number of baptized Catholics in the world grows by 15 million

Feb 19, 2011 - 01:38 pm .- Catholics in the world continue to increase in number by the millions, according to the latest official statistics from the Catholic Church. Although the number of baptized Catholics in on the rise, Church officials say that with the exception of Asia and Africa, the "crisis remains" in vocations to the religious life throughout the globe.

Dominican Sisters of Mary expanding to California

Feb 19, 2011 - 01:04 pm .- One of the fastest growing orders of women religious in the United States is expanding to California where the Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist, took over administration of a Sacramento Catholic school this school year.

Wisconsin Catholic bishops urge protection of workers' rights as protests surge

Feb 19, 2011 - 07:27 am .- Amid unprecedented protests in the state of Wisconsin over Republican Gov. Scott Walker's proposal to sharply limit bargaining rights for union employees, the state’s Catholic bishops underscored the “moral obligation” of protecting workers' rights and called for lawmakers to carefully evaluate the difficult situation.

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