Archive of September 25, 2011

As he departs, Pope is hopeful for Germany's Christian future

Sep 25, 2011 - 11:08 pm .- Pope Benedict XVI used his departure from German soil to reflect upon his four-day state visit to his homeland and to express confidence in the future of Christianity there.

Researchers appeal embryonic stem cell ruling

Sep 25, 2011 - 06:17 pm .- Adult stem cell researchers have filed an appeal in a lawsuit seeking to end federal funding for embryo-destroying stem cell research.

Church troubles can help purify and reform, Pope says

Sep 25, 2011 - 04:23 pm .- Troubled times in the Catholic Church and increasing secularization can be an opportunity for renewal, Pope Benedict XVI said in Germany.

Utah pastoral congress focuses on stewardship

Sep 25, 2011 - 01:14 pm .- More than 600 Catholics from throughout the Diocese of Salt Lake City gathered at the Skaggs Catholic Center in Draper, Utah on Sept. 17 for the 2011 Pastoral Congress. In keeping with the new effort that is underway in the diocese, most of the congress speakers focused on the topic of stewardship, which struck a chord with those who attended.

Pope exhorts Germans to fidelity, criticizes ‘routine’ faith

Sep 25, 2011 - 12:12 pm .- Pope Benedict XVI has encouraged German Catholics to remain faithful to the unity of the Church. He warned that those Catholics who view the Church as a mere institution are often further from God than agnostics.

Church celebrates Czech patron St. Wenceslaus on Sept. 28

Sep 25, 2011 - 07:56 am .- On Sept. 28, the Catholic Church honors Saint Wenceslaus, a Central European ruler who died at the hands of his brother while seeking to strengthen the Catholic faith in his native Bohemia.

Pope Benedict dares young people to be saints

Sep 25, 2011 - 01:48 am .- Pope Benedict XVI has challenged young people to “dare to be glowing saints, in whose eyes and hearts the love of Christ beams and who thus bring light to the world.”

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