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2011-11-18 02:43:31

A new, unprecedented national survey of African American Catholics by University of Notre Dame researchers reveals several significant insights into individual religious engagement and identifies several notable demographic trends facing the church. The survey was sponsored by the National Black Catholic Congress and Notre Dame's Institute for Church Life and Office of the President. Notre Dame social scientists Darren W. Davis and Donald B. Pope-Davis, who coauthored the report, set out...

2011-11-10 15:50:00

Catholics Come Home® announces a major, national, prime-time network television evangelization effort, for the first time ever in the 2,000 year history of the Catholic Church. Commercials air from December 16, 2011 through January 8, 2012. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) November 10, 2011 Catholics Come Home® announces a major, national, prime-time network television evangelization initiative, for the first time ever in the 2,000 year history of the Catholic Church, to air from December 16,...

2011-05-27 09:15:00

WASHINGTON, May 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In an unprecedented statement in Rome's prominent daily, Corriere della Sera, Catholics for Choice and the Condoms4Life campaign welcome attendees to Saturday's Vatican conference on HIV and AIDS with the message: We believe in God. We believe that sex is sacred. We believe in caring for each other. We believe in using condoms. We thank Pope Benedict for acknowledging that condoms save lives. (See a copy of the ad here.) Jon...

2011-04-26 08:22:00

Many saw him in person, watched papal events and his funeral, and remember his visits NEW HAVEN, Conn., April 26, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As Catholics around the world prepare for the beatification of Pope John Paul II on May 1st, Americans overwhelmingly say they admire him, still remember much of his pontificate, and overwhelmingly agree that he is worthy of beatification, according to a new Knights of Columbus/Marist Poll. For Pope John Paul, who visited America seven times,...

2011-04-18 13:44:00

ALEXANDRIA, Va., April 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Honor your family and friends this Holy season with an Easter eCard from Catholic Charities USA (CCUSA), the responsible way to provide both an environmentally friendly message and a gift to help those in need--all with a quick and easy click or two. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081008/CCUSALOGO) To select from a variety of Easter eCards, go to the CCUSA Web page (at www.catholiccharitiesusa.org/ecards). All the...

2011-04-14 08:00:00

Scientific Examination in Italy Is First of Its Kind Allowed by Catholic Church National Geographic Channel World Premiere Documentary Chronicles the Scientific Study of Martyrs Said to Have Been Buried Alive Explorer: Mystery of the Murdered Saints Premieres Tuesday, April 19, at 10 PM ET/PT REGGIO EMILIA, Italy, and WASHINGTON, April 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A scientific investigation of human bones locked in a crypt in the northern Italian cathedral of Reggio Emilia since...

2011-04-12 00:00:27

In an innovative campaign, the Metro New York and Long Island Catholic dioceses have turned to young people to help spread the word about the Sacrament of Reconciliation. The Archdiocese of New York, the Diocese of Brooklyn, and the Diocese of Rockville Centre have offered students an opportunity to create and submit short (up to 1 minute in length) YouTube style videos to promote the Sacrament of Reconciliation. The contest, which is open to students in any accredited institution of...


Word of the Day
malpais
  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
'Malpais' translates from Spanish as 'bad land.'