Archive of June 19, 2011

Bishops' committee okays early introduction of some new Mass responses

Jun 19, 2011 - 05:55 pm .- Diocesan bishops will be allowed to gradually introduce the musical settings for Mass parts from the new Roman Missal beginning in September, Archbishop Gregory Aymond of New Orleans announced June 16.

Florida woman reflects on letters received from Mother Teresa

Jun 19, 2011 - 01:15 pm .- Nearly 20 years ago, St. Augustine, Fla. resident Jean Hinson never imagined that something as simple as mailing a get well card would change her life. Yet the mere cost of a 29-cent postage stamp touched the life of the recipient of that card – Mother Teresa of Calcutta – so much that the two began exchanging letters over the next few months. Looking back on the experience, Jean, who is now 83, calls it “priceless.”

Love within Trinity overflows into forgiveness for man, Pope says

Jun 19, 2011 - 11:45 am .- The love that exists within the Holy Trinity overflows into the love and forgiveness for man which is manifested by Christ’s death on the cross. That was the message of Pope Benedict XVI in his Trinity Sunday sermon during his visit to the tiny European state of San Marino June 19.

Despite divorce and other threats, fatherhood remains foundational

Jun 19, 2011 - 08:42 am .- In an era of family breakdown and easy divorce, there is still hope for Catholic families to grow and develop under the leadership of fathers – both biological and spiritual. But men today must confront new challenges to their traditional roles.

St. Thomas More, martyr of the English Reformation, remembered June 22

Jun 19, 2011 - 05:52 am .- On June 22, the Catholic Church will honor the life and martyrdom of St. Thomas More, the lawyer, author and statesman who lost his life opposing King Henry VIII's plan to subordinate the Church to the English monarchy.

Major conference on clerical abuse announced in Rome

Jun 19, 2011 - 03:24 am .- Organizers revealed new details about an international conference on clerical sex abuse slated for February of next year in Rome.

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