Archive of August 31, 2011

Madrid World Youth Day's shortcomings offer lessons for Rio

Aug 31, 2011 - 06:39 pm .- It was one of the most remarkable global manifestations of the Catholic faith in recent memory. But since pilgrims have started returning home from World Youth Day, some are talking about the disorganization they experienced and how the event could be improved.

Tropical Storm Irene makes modest impact on Rhode Island parishes

Aug 31, 2011 - 03:55 pm .- It won’t be remembered as the storm of the century, but Tropical Storm Irene did leave her mark on several Rhode Island parishes.

Pope Benedict describes how beautiful art can lead to God

Aug 31, 2011 - 01:48 pm .- Artistic beauty can lead the human heart to God, said Pope Benedict XVI at his Aug. 31 general audience.

Eliminating religious symbols ignores history, warns Argentinean bishop

Aug 31, 2011 - 12:47 pm .- Bishop Antonio Marino of Mar de Plata, Argentina recently criticized a proposed law in Buenos Aires that would remove religious symbols from public spaces.

Voucher movement gains traction as new school year kicks off

Aug 31, 2011 - 05:51 am .- As U.S. Catholic schools gear up for a new academic year, some have seen a spike in enrollment due to more states offering school voucher programs.

Uganda's economic woes threaten to stunt growing seminaries

Aug 31, 2011 - 02:58 am .- Rampant inflation and other severe economic troubles are threatening to close seminaries in Uganda, despite the growing number of priestly vocations in the country.

Catholic Charities organizes help for Irene’s victims

Aug 31, 2011 - 01:21 am .- As Catholic Charities agencies respond in the aftermath of the hurricane and tropical storm Irene, Bishop Salvatore R. Matano of Burlington has expressed his “prayerful support” for Vermonters suffering the storm’s effects.

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