Daily Archives: March 4, 2009

Not a baptism by fire

Father Joseph Illo, pastor of St. Joseph Church in Modesto, Calif., has been happy to talk to reporters in recent weeks about a member of his parish community, Heidi Sierras, one of a handful of people to be baptized by the pope during the … Continue reading

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Pope: Youths must be witnesses of hope

The Vatican today published the text of Pope Benedict XVI’s message to the world’s young Catholics, who will celebrate World Youth Day this year in their own dioceses. In the pope’s Diocese of Rome, and in most dioceses around the … Continue reading

Posted in CNS, WYD