Archive of May 6, 2012

Rise in US seminary numbers brings 'big smile' to Pope's face

May 6, 2012 - 04:06 pm .- Bishop James D. Conley of Denver said the news of rising seminarian numbers across the United States has delighted Pope Benedict XVI.

Benedictine sister has lived her life as a prayer

May 6, 2012 - 01:03 pm .- Her strong spirit soared early, sparked by growing up on a farm in southern Indiana and riding a long distance to the nearest Catholic school in a horse-drawn wagon. At 15, she left home to become a Benedictine sister, certain in her choice even as her father told her, “You’ll be home in two weeks.”  

A fruitful life comes from staying close to Jesus, Pope says

May 6, 2012 - 10:44 am .- Pope Benedict XVI told pilgrims May 6 that their lives will be fruitful and have meaning if they live in union with Jesus Christ.

Bishop and author St. Epiphanius of Salamis celebrated May 12

May 6, 2012 - 06:08 am .- On May 12 the Catholic Church honors Saint Epiphanius of Salamis, an early monk, bishop and Church Father known for his extensive learning and defense of Catholic teachings in the fourth century.