Archive of May 20, 2012

Catholics nationwide preparing 'Fortnight for Freedom' events

May 20, 2012 - 05:45 pm .- Various initiatives are planned throughout the country in response to the U.S. bishops’ call for a “Fortnight for Freedom” June 21-July 4 to encourage prayer, education and public action about religious freedom.

Ariz. man launches Rosary for the US

May 20, 2012 - 01:06 pm .- As Manny Yrique prayed before the Blessed Sacrament, his heart was burdened with concerns about the United States and the level of animosity in American discourse. 

Pope says Jesus' Ascension confirmed promise of heaven

May 20, 2012 - 11:50 am .- The Ascension of Jesus should remind Christians of the promise of Heaven and the power of earthly prayer, Pope Benedict XVI said at the Regina Coeli prayer on Sunday.

Medieval reformer Pope St. Gregory VII honored May 25

May 20, 2012 - 06:05 am .- On May 25 the Catholic Church celebrates Pope St. Gregory VII, who sought to reform the Church and secure its freedom against the intrusion of civil rulers during his 11th century pontificate.