Archive of September 16, 2012

Sebelius called upon to resign after violating federal law

Sep 16, 2012 - 05:02 pm .- A federal investigative agency has determined that Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius has violated federal law by using her official position to advocate the re-election of President Obama, and the election of another Democratic candidate.

Pope: Lebanon can be beacon of religious co-existence

Sep 16, 2012 - 01:30 pm .- At his departure from Lebanon, Pope Benedict XVI said the religious co-existence the people of Lebanon showed during his three-day apostolic visit can become an inspiration and model for the rest of the Middle East.

Staying focused on Mass

Sep 16, 2012 - 01:03 pm .- The ring of a cell phone, cry of an infant parishioner, or medical emergency are unintended distractions that can often drive away the focus from the holy sacrifice of the Mass.

In Lebanon, Pope calls for end to Syria conflict

Sep 16, 2012 - 12:21 pm .- Pope Benedict XVI has placed the Middle East under the “maternal protection” of Our Lady and has asked her to help bring peace to war-torn Syria and the entire region.

Pope asks Christians to be servants of peace

Sep 16, 2012 - 11:10 am .- Pope Benedict XVI told an open-air Mass in the Lebanese capital of Beirut that the Christians of the Middle East must be peacemakers in the often troubled region.

Spanish archbishop St. Thomas of Villanova honored Sept. 22

Sep 16, 2012 - 07:03 am .- On Sept. 22, the Catholic Church remembers Saint Thomas of Villanova, a 16th century Spanish Augustinian monk and archbishop who lived a life of austerity in order to provide for the spiritual and material needs of his people.