Incarnation students help the homeless in a big way
Dec 19 2011
GAMBRILLS – As choirs of youngsters sang “Jingle Bells,” “Feliz Navidad” and other Christmas favorites Dec. 15, hundreds of students of School of the Incarnation went about the work of making this Christmas special for nearly 1,000 people who are homeless.
Pope tells inmates God loves them
Dec 19 2011
ROME – Pope Benedict XVI told inmates at a Rome prison that people say nasty things about him, too, but it’s important to remember that there are other people ready to offer their love and support.
Lawyer among those serving as missionaries
Dec 16 2011
WASHINGTON – In the sparse chapel of a house tucked in a Washington neighborhood, a 62-year-old New York trial lawyer pledged to devote the next two years of her life to serving those in need in Nairobi, Kenya.
Archbishop Kelly, retired Louisville archbishop, dead at 80
Dec 16 2011
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Archbishop Thomas C. Kelly, who led the Archdiocese of Louisville from 1982 until his retirement in 2007, died peacefully in his sleep on the morning of Dec. 14 at his home on the campus of Holy Trinity Church. He was 80.
Bereavement counselor promotes ways to cope with pain of loss
Dec 15 2011
Beth L. Hewett understands the pain and anguish of grief all too well. A facilitator and facilitator trainer for the National Catholic Ministry to the Bereaved (NCMB) and active in the grief ministry of her parish, St. Ignatius, Hickory, she has in recent years lost her brother, sister and father.
Will healing of 15-month-old be considered a miracle?
Dec 14 2011
PEORIA, Ill. – Boxes wrapped in ribbon and a happy little boy are Christmas images, but the combination had another joyful meaning Dec. 11 during ceremonies closing the Diocese of Peoria’s inquiry into an alleged miraculous healing through the intercession of Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen.
A year after late-term abortionists’ arrival, 600 march for life
Dec 13 2011
Under a full moon on a cold, dark evening, they walked and prayed together, an estimated crowd of 600 people, holding candles and praying the rosary as they marched Dec. 10 from Mother Seton Church in Germantown to a nearby late-term abortion clinic.
Lawsuit challenging HHS contract with USCCB awaits judge’s decision
Dec 13 2011
WASHINGTON – A lawsuit pending in a Massachusetts federal court may determine if the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services can allow religiously based restrictions on reproductive health services in agreements with private agencies to provide social services.
Cardinal Foley dies; was Vatican communications chief, Mideast advocate
Dec 12 2011
DARBY, Pa. – U.S. Cardinal John P. Foley, who spent more than two decades leading the church’s social communications council and later worked for the church in the Middle East, died Dec. 11 after a battle with leukemia. The cardinal, who had been residing at Villa St. Joseph, the home for retired Philadelphia archdiocesan priests, was 76.
In his class, instructor requires students to keep cellphones on
Dec 09 2011
WASHINGTON – Most colleges require students to put away their cellphones during class. However, for one class at The Catholic University of America, not bringing a cellphone to class can result in loss of points from their participation grade.
Archbishop Dolan defines human dignity as ‘primary doctrine’ of church
Dec 08 2011
NOTRE DAME, Ind. – Calling the dignity of the human person “a primary doctrine” of the Catholic Church, Archbishop Timothy M. Dolan of New York told an audience at the University of Notre Dame Dec. 6 that it must prompt Catholics “to treat ourselves and others only with respect, love, honor and care.”