Daily Archives: May 22, 2009

Christian exodus from Holy Land is an old story with new urgency

During Pope Benedict XVI’s apostolic trip to the Holy Land earlier this month, the pope time and again encouraged the small communities of Christians living there to remain faithful to their ancient beliefs and to their homeland. Both are serious pleas, but the latter … Continue reading

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Saying a prayer for maritime workers

Today is the National Day of Prayer and Remembrance for Mariners and People of the Sea. The day was established by the U.S. bishops in November 2005 to encourage U.S. Catholics to support, pray and remember those who work in the … Continue reading

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2009 graduates ready for any storm

No one needed to give the 2009 graduating class from Xavier University of Louisiana and Loyola University New Orleans advice about weathering storms. The students, who started their freshman year just days before Hurricane Katrina ripped through New Orleans, were scattered across the … Continue reading

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