View your blog

Vatican plans document on Internet and seminaries

February 14, 2011

The Internet can be a valuable tool for Catholic education and evangelization, and its proper use should be encouraged in seminaries as well as other church institutions, Pope Benedict said.

Read the rest of entry »

U.S. bishops update New American Bible

February 14, 2011

The revised New American Bible that will be released on Ash Wednesday, March 9, may seem most different to casual readers for its efforts at providing context and clarity in how the passages fit together, says the coordinator of its publication.

Read the rest of entry »

Bishops called to help those who long for God

February 14, 2011

Bishops are called to help people recognize and respond to their yearning for holiness and goodness, Pope Benedict said at a Feb. 5 Mass where he ordained five bishops.

Read the rest of entry »

Bell Canada to drop EWTN from TV satellite service

February 14, 2011

Thousands of loyal watchers of Eternal Word Television Network across Canada are losing their favourite station as Bell TV will drop EWTN from its digital satellite television service as of Feb. 27.

Read the rest of entry »

Pope cannot be organ donor, Vatican official says

February 14, 2011

As a cardinal, Pope Benedict was a card-carrying organ donor.

But the card became invalid when he became pope, according to his personal secretary.

Read the rest of entry »

Invite to Stephen Lewis draws heat

February 14, 2011
VANESSA SANTILLI
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

LONDON, ONT. — Pro-life supporters are not impressed the Monsignor Feeney Foundation, a London-based Catholic education organization, is hosting international AIDS activist and pro-abortion supporter Stephen Lewis at its Feb. 16 fundraiser. more . . .

Read the rest of entry »

Look for a child's light and strengths

February 14, 2011
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Jerry Goebel learned a crucial lesson from his mentor who was a photographer for Life magazine.

The man shot all his photos in black and white, without ever using a flash. He used the available light to tell a story. more . . .

Read the rest of entry »

Latin American inmates left to rot in squalor

February 14, 2011
BARBARA FRASER
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

A Feb. 3 riot at San Pedro Prison in Lima, Peru, left one inmate dead, less than two months after a fight between rival groups in San Miguel Prison in Santiago, Chile, led to a fire in which 81 inmates died. more . . .

Read the rest of entry »

Average Quebecers speak out on the perils of assisted suicide

February 14, 2011
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

GATINEAU, QUEBEC — Katherine Dadej, 45, a biologist and mother of three young children, is afraid she might be dead now if euthanasia and assisted suicide had been legal three years ago. more . . .

Read the rest of entry »

Medical suicide puts the vulnerable at risk

February 14, 2011
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

GATINEAU, QUEBEC - As Quebec marked Suicide Prevention Week (Jan. 30-Feb. 5), the province's Select Committee on Dying with Dignity held hearings here testing support for legalized euthanasia and assisted suicide. more . . .

Read the rest of entry »

Archive