Archive of March 18, 2012

Intervention could tear Syria apart, Melkite patriarch warns

Mar 18, 2012 - 04:06 pm .- Western military aid to Syrian rebels could prove disastrous for the country, according to the Damascus-based head of the Melkite Greek Catholic Church.

California woman’s sainthood cause opened by Monterey diocese

Mar 18, 2012 - 03:42 pm .- The Vatican is reviewing documents that would allow the cause of sainthood to go forward for a wife, mother, and possible mystic who was baptized Catholic in 1935 after becoming disillusioned with the Mormon faith.

Catholicism offers love lessons contraception fails to teach

Mar 18, 2012 - 12:49 pm .- Proponents of the recent Health and Human Services contraceptive coverage mandate often criticize Catholic teachings. Yet how many have truly considered the reasons behind our opposition to artificial birth control?

Listen to Jesus’ voice in the desert of Lent, Pope tells Christians

Mar 18, 2012 - 11:52 am .- Pope Benedict XVI encouraged Christians to walk with Jesus across the desert of Lent, to “listen more closely to the voice of God, and to unmask the temptations that speak within each of us.”

St. Enda, Irish monastic pioneer, remembered March 21

Mar 18, 2012 - 06:12 am .- On March 21, four days after the feast day of Ireland's patron Saint Patrick, the Catholic Church honors Saint Enda of Aran, a warrior-turned-monk considered to be one of the founders of Irish monasticism.