Archive of February 19, 2012

Obama’s revised mandate fuels Bishop Rhoades’ reflections

Feb 19, 2012 - 03:53 pm .- Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades watched from Rome with disappointment as President Barack Obama announced his “accommodation” to the contraception mandate last week. But that news reinforced for him that being a bishop today is about lovingly suffering for and with your flock.

Catholic Church only exists to unite God and man, Pope teaches

Feb 19, 2012 - 01:26 pm .- In the presence of 22 cardinals who were elevated yesterday, Pope Benedict XVI said that the Catholic Church only exists for the purpose of bringing people to Jesus and not for her own sake.

A lifetime of learning to trust God

Feb 19, 2012 - 01:02 pm .- Bob and Beverly Ward teach, learn, raise children and pray — all as a couple.

Cardinal Dolan happy with new role but would rather be a saint

Feb 19, 2012 - 10:58 am .- Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York says he is happy to be a cardinal but that he is aiming for a higher calling.

Former Cuban political prisoner testifies about torture

Feb 19, 2012 - 10:52 am .- Prominent Cuban dissident Dr. Óscar Elías Biscet testified recently at a congressional hearing about the “systematic and flagrant violations against human rights” carried out by the Cuban regime against political prisoners.

Monk-reformer St. Peter Damian celebrated Feb. 21

Feb 19, 2012 - 09:49 am .- On Feb. 21, Catholics honor Saint Peter Damian, a Benedictine monk who strove to purify the Church during the early years of its second millennium.