Archive of February 27, 2011

New Zealand earthquake closes Catholic institutions until inspection

Feb 27, 2011 - 07:25 pm .- After a fierce earthquake in Christchurch, New Zealand this week claimed the lives of 113 people, local Bishop Barry Jones announced on Feb. 25 that all schools and parishes in the area will remain closed until inspected by safety officials.

Mission priest stresses 'love of neighbor'

Feb 27, 2011 - 01:16 pm .- One of the great commandments given by Jesus was “Love your neighbor.”

Christians distinguished by 'absolute trust' in God the Father, Pope declares

Feb 27, 2011 - 12:18 pm .- Faith in God's unending love does not take away the struggle for a decent life, but it does liberate men and women from the things of this world and fear of the future, said Pope Benedict XVI from St. Peter's Square.

American missionary St. Katharine Drexel to be celebrated on March 3

Feb 27, 2011 - 07:32 am .- On March 3, the universal Church celebrates the feast of St. Katharine Drexel, a Philadelphia heiress who abandoned her family’s fortune to found an order of sisters dedicated to serving the impoverished African-American and American Indian populations of the United States.

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