For the past nine months, he's driven his used Ford Taurus up and down Southern California -- seeking, it seems, to cover every one of the 8,762 square miles that make up he Archdiocese of Los Angeles. And along the way, Jose Gomez has prepared himself for one of the most important transitions in current American Catholicism.
On this day we celebrate the feast of St. Valentine.
In the first two years of Treasure Chest, Violet Moore Higgins, a well-known illustrator of children's books, contributed sixteen stories to the comic book, including "St. Valentine's Legend", in the February 4, 1947, issue.
Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-CA, promises to wage a campaign against “No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act”
Dateless? Pray for love to come , message from Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines Episcopal Commission on Family and Life
For a Catholic, Newt Gingrich, a possible Republican candidate for president in 2012, has a curious position on the environment and government, according to John Gehring over on the Faith in Public Life blog: Newt Gingrich and the EPA
One morning at breakfast we sisters were talking about something that had happened between some people we knew and one sister said, "Well, we can only change ourselves." Another said, "I continue to realize this more and more that I can only change myself; I have to look in the mirror myself." And then one of the sisters said very quietly, "There's an app for that, you know." There really wasn't but we had a great laugh to start the day since we all have smart phones of one kind or another.
Now with the launch of the new "Confession: A Roman Catholic App" on Monday the blog world is abuzz with chatter and commentary abounds.
When I first heard about the recent uprising in Egypt like many others I asked simply: “Why?”
Why did these young people take to the streets of Cairo and other cities in Egypt in such overwhelming numbers and demand the ouster of their president?
The press release:
Announces Jim Towey as School’s Next President
AVE MARIA, Fla. (February 10, 2011) – Ave Maria University’s board of trustees announced today that Jim Towey will be the university’s next president. Towey will be responsible for the day to day operations as president when his term begins on July 1, 2011. Thomas S. Monaghan, who currently serves as Chancellor and CEO of AMU will remain Chancellor, but will relinquish the responsibilities of CEO and hence the oversight of the daily operations of the university.
The board of trustees voted on the appointment of Towey at its regularly scheduled meeting earlier this week. Chairman of the board of trustees, Michael T. O. Timmis, made today’s announcement on behalf of the board. Timmis praised the incredible vision of Monaghan and the solid foundation that he has set in place for AMU. He also talked about the confidence the board has that Towey is the right person for AMU at this stage of its development.
On this day we celebrate the feast of St. Cædmon, "the father of English Sacred Song. Fell asleep hard by, 680."
Cædmon was an old man who lived at St. Hilda's monastery at Whitby. When a beer party (gebeorscipe) was held, it was the Saxons' custom to pass a harp (hearpan) and take turns singing poems.
Gasps, tears as jury finds priest guilty, Emotional altar boy rape case ends
Transition at Ave Maria Univ., Thomas Monaghan replaced by Jim Towey
Riverdale, N.Y., Catholic college faces crisis of faith, labor laws
From the mailbag comes this news release from the Medical Mission Sisters of Philadelphia, Pa.
The Medical Mission Sisters and many bishops, priests and missionaries around the world had appealed to Rome for many years to change a Middle Ages Canon Law that prohibited Sisters with public vows from being doctors. 75 years ago the Vatican not only lifted the ban but also encouraged that “new Sisterhoods be founded which shall devote themselves ... to the care of mothers and children in peril of life and health.”