Archive of September 17, 2011

Catholics responding to flooding in Pakistan and India

Sep 17, 2011 - 07:14 pm .- While 6 to 8 feet of water submerges homes in Orissa province in India, floodwaters are packing a second punch to people in Sindh province, Pakistan. Half of the people Catholic Relief Services (CRS) plans to assist in Sindh are still rebuilding their homes and farms after deadly flooding in 2010, setting them further back on the path toward recovery.

Vatican stresses dignity of elderly in reaction to UN report

Sep 17, 2011 - 04:40 pm .- The Catholic Church’s delegation to the United Nations in Geneva has taken “strong exception” to a reference to assisted suicide in a special report on the place of the elderly in society, despite its agreement with other aspects of the report.

Nebraska songwriter, music teacher pays tribute to the Blessed Mother

Sep 17, 2011 - 01:11 pm .- Kevin Boos has been using the musical skills God gave him for the better part of 40 years, serving as a liturgist for St. Bernard Parish in Julian and teaching music for elementary students at Lourdes Central Catholic School in Nebraska City.

Islam set to be dominant religion in France

Sep 17, 2011 - 12:25 pm .- New research suggests there are now more practising Muslims in France than practising Catholics.

Bishop Blaire urges Catholics to help Americans living in poverty

Sep 17, 2011 - 07:16 am .- Amid the country’s recession woes, the U.S. Census Bureau reported that nearly one out of every six Americans is living in poverty – a problem, says a leading Church figure, that every Catholic should be the solution to.

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