Archive of April 22, 2012

Author says women's conference should return to authentic religious life

Apr 22, 2012 - 04:03 pm .- An expert on religious women in America believes that renewal within the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) will require “very strong self-evaluation” and cooperation with the Vatican's recent call for reform.

Portraitist seeks to capture essence of the popes

Apr 22, 2012 - 01:04 pm .- Since childhood, Cuban-American portraitist Sylvia Castellanos has been intrigued by the human face. That fascination and her love of drawing have led her to paint hundreds of portraits — from Washington, D.C., dignitaries to Central American Maya campesinos.

Pope urges careful preparation for First Communion

Apr 22, 2012 - 10:25 am .- During his April 22 Regina Coeli address, Pope Benedict XVI said adults should bring reverence and love to the task of preparing children to receive their first Holy Communion.

Domestic workers' patroness St. Zita remembered April 27

Apr 22, 2012 - 06:06 am .- On April 27 the Catholic Church honors Saint Zita, a 13th century Italian woman whose humble and patient service to God has made her a patron saint of maids and other domestic workers.