Gulf Coast slowly rebuilds five years after Hurricane Katrina
Aug 29 2010
WASHINGTON – Five years after the devastating effects of Hurricanes Rita and Katrina, rebuilding efforts are still very much a work in progress. Many, but not all, Gulf Coast residents have returned and although many homes and buildings have been rebuilt, more still needs to be done.
Mexican Catholics pray for 72 migrants found massacred on ranch
Aug 27 2010
MEXICO CITY – Catholics in the northeastern Mexican state of Tamaulipas offered prayers for the 72 undocumented migrants from Central and South America whose bodies were discovered Aug. 24 in what was possibly the largest mass slaying since the country began cracking down on drug cartels and organized crime.
Use of new Roman Missal to begin in U.S. at Advent 2011
Aug 20 2010
WASHINGTON – Catholics in the United States will begin using the long-awaited English translation of the Roman Missal on the first Sunday of Advent in 2011, Cardinal Francis E. George of Chicago said Aug. 20.
Catholic schools careful with social media
Aug 12 2010
Doug Heidrick wasn’t so sure Calvert Hall College High School should get into Facebook, a popular online social media page. The school’s communications director wasn’t convinced it was an appropriate venue for a Catholic school and he feared a presence on Facebook would siphon visitors from the school’s well-established website.
Guest columnist: Exist to evangelize
Aug 05 2010
Archbishop Edwin F. O’Brien has asked four individuals to serve as guest columnists in August. The first is Paulist Father John Hurley, the executive director of the archdiocesan Department of Evangelization.