Archbishop: Haitians feel abandoned by world amid continuing disasters
Jan 09 2011
WASHINGTON – Frustration and aggravation are simmering across Haiti a year after a terrifying earthquake ripped apart the country’s most densely populated region and as a persistent cholera epidemic endangers the health of virtually everyone in the impoverished nation.
Milwaukee Archdiocese files for bankruptcy protection over abuse claims
Jan 05 2011
ST. FRANCIS, Wis. – A year to the day after his installation as the 11th archbishop of Milwaukee, Archbishop Jerome E. Listecki announced Jan. 4 that he had directed archdiocesan attorneys “to file a petition for a Chapter 11 reorganization of its financial affairs under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code.”
Westminster school offered support in face of Westboro protesters
Jan 04 2011
WESTMINSTER – As the Supreme Court considers a high-profile case involving the Westboro Baptist Church, much media attention has focused on what the Kansas church members did outside St. John parish during Lance Corporal Matthew Snyder's 2006 funeral.
Prayer campaign promotes peace before Southern Sudan independence vote
Dec 19 2010
JUBA, Southern Sudan – Every Saturday, Natalina Mabo walks through the streets of Wau on her way to another house of worship. With her are several hundred people following a candle lantern – they call it a “peace torch” – that symbolizes their longing for an end to the violence that has racked the south of Sudan for decades.
Do we need an Advent intervention?
Dec 16 2010
It’s Advent again, my friends. This is a time for us to prepare ourselves for the return of Jesus. One might ask, aren’t we to be doing that daily? I agree that we should. We get caught up in everyday living, however, and this takes us away from what we as Catholic Christians should be about. Don’t you think we need a reminder? Maybe not as dramatic as Advent, but we may need a nudge about five times daily and in turn, we need to encourage each other, especially our leaders in government and in the Catholic Church. I call that reminder or nudge, to do what Jesus would want us to do, an Advent intervention.
Love, truth, not violent revolution, bring positive change, pope says
Dec 13 2010
VATICAN CITY – Changing the world for the better does not come from leaders making grandiose promises or calling for a violent revolution, Pope Benedict XVI said: It comes from the humble individuals who silently carry God’s light and love to everyone around them.