Archive of December 2, 2012

Parishes in Queens remain ravaged by Hurricane Sandy

Dec 2, 2012 - 07:38 pm .- The faith and generosity that Catholics in the borough of Queens are displaying as they struggle to get through the devastating aftermath of Hurricane Sandy are an inspiration to Father Richard J. Ahlemeyer.

Doctor charges governments with ignoring causes of infertility

Dec 2, 2012 - 04:11 pm .- An Italian doctor who specializes in treating newborns says governments are not working to prevent infertility because of financial reasons.

Mountain rescuer keeps faith while seeking the lost

Dec 2, 2012 - 01:11 pm .- Geologists Katharine Bull and Robert Gillis only planned to work for a couple hours in the mountains around Portage Glacier on Alaska’s Prince William Sound. The weather was clear, but that changes on a dime in Alaska.

Pope calls on bishops to run charities better

Dec 2, 2012 - 01:07 pm .- Pope Benedict XVI has released an apostolic letter on charitable activities that asks bishops to improve their supervision of local charities and ensure that these groups’ work does not contradict Catholic teaching.

Pope says Advent is a time to listen to God

Dec 2, 2012 - 10:57 am .- Pope Benedict XVI has said Advent is a time to extend God’s “kingdom of love” and to reflect on the coming of Jesus into the world.

St. Clement of Alexandria historically celebrated Dec. 4

Dec 2, 2012 - 06:05 am .- Dec. 4 was once the traditional feast day of an early Christian theological author whose legacy is controversial, but who is cited as a saint in the Catechism of the Catholic Church and has been described as such in several addresses of Pope Benedict XVI.