Photos from this morning’s National Catholic Prayer Breakfast

You can view a gallery of our photos from this morning’s breakfast here.

UPDATE: Here’s today’s story.

Mission in Venezuela is featured in photo slideshow

The Catholic Spirit in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis today posted on YouTube a video slideshow of photos from Jesucristo Resucitado (Risen Christ), the archdiocese’s mission parish in Venezuela. Dave Hrbacek, the paper’s staff photographer, shot the photos during a recent trip to Venezuela and also wrote about the parish, its pastor and the history of the archdiocese’s outreach to the community there.

Pope Benedict’s speech at Regina Pacis center

VATICAN CITY — Pope Benedict XVI’s first stop after arriving in Amman, Jordan, was to the Regina Pacis center. The center was founded by the Latin Patriarchate Vicar in Jordan, Bishop Salim Sayegh, and it offers rehabilitation for people with disabilities.

Here is the text released by the Vatican of Pope Benedict’s speech he gave during his visit to the Regina Pacis center in Amman, Jordan: Continue reading

Pope Benedict’s arrival speech at Amman’s airport

VATICAN CITY — Here is the text released by the Vatican of Pope Benedict XVI’s speech he gave upon his arrival at the Queen Alia International Airport in Amman, Jordan: Continue reading