New U.S. ambassador to Vatican sworn in at State Department ceremony
Aug 24 2009
WASHINGTON – With a roomful of theologians, college professors and presidents, political activists, leaders of various church organizations, and family and longtime friends looking on, Catholic theologian Miguel Diaz was sworn in as ambassador to the Vatican Aug. 21.
It’s amazing what the church can do
Jun 17 2009
One story that may never be fully told is the story of all the good that the Catholic Church does. The big ticket items are obvious for all to see – the tremendous contribution to education at the primary, secondary and college and university levels; the service to the poor and needy by Catholic Charities (a tip of the hat to Hal Smith); the worldwide service to 100 million people around the world by Catholic Relief Services.
Easter is season of joy for Catholics
Apr 14 2009
Holy Week 2009 will go down as one of the most memorable and joyful for many pastors and parishioners throughout the archdiocese, as nearly 900 people were received fully into the Catholic Church during the April 11 Easter Vigil – the biggest number in a decade.