Archive of August 7, 2011

Witnesses describe Sudan's ethnic cleansing in emergency hearing

Aug 7, 2011 - 05:42 pm .- Witnesses told a House of Representatives subcommittee on Aug. 4 that the Sudanese border state of South Kordofan is descending into racial and religious violence, as the world looks on.

Polish seminarians studying in Mississippi diocese

Aug 7, 2011 - 01:19 pm .- Among the men studying for the priesthood in the Diocese of Biloxi, Mississippi are two Polish seminarians, both of whom are spending part of their summer training in local parishes.

Pope urges Syrian government to respect its citizens

Aug 7, 2011 - 11:37 am .- Pope Benedict XVI used his Sunday Angelus address to call for peace in Syria and to urge the government there to respect “the legitimate aspirations” of its citizens.

St. Teresa Benedicta, Jewish convert and martyr, celebrated August 9

Aug 7, 2011 - 08:02 am .- On August 9 the Catholic Church remembers St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross, also known as St. Edith Stein. St. Teresa converted from Judaism to Catholicism in the course of her work as a philosopher, and later entered the Carmelite Order. She died in the Nazi concentration camp at Auschwitz in 1942.

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