‘ThinkerKids’ learn that science lurks everywhere
Last January, while driving home from a spa-themed birthday party she had thrown for her 11-year-old daughter, something was gnawing at Cherie Melancon Franz.
Vocations Awareness Week: Please pray for our seminarians
National Vocation Awareness Week (Nov. 2-8) is an annual celebration of the Catholic Church in the United States dedicated to promoting vocations to the priesthood, diaconate and consecrated life through prayer and education, and to renew our prayers and support for those who are considering one of these particular vocations.
Thirty-one men are studying for the priesthood for the Archdiocese of New Orleans at Notre Dame Seminary and St. Joseph Seminary College. Archbishop Gregory Aymond asks Catholics to include these men in daily prayer that they may discern the call of God in their lives and persevere in that vocational calling.
Xavier thinks globally, eyes China language studies
Dr. Norman Francis, the president of Xavier University of Louisiana, says he doesn’t know a word of Mandarin, a form of the Chinese language that is used by more than 1.2 billion people.
But Francis does understand a few other words that are important to college graduates: money, culture and opportunity.
Muslim leaders offer stern rebuke to ISIS horror
WASHINGTON (CNS) – More than 100 Muslim leaders – clerics and laypeople alike – have signed on to a letter criticizing the Middle East Muslim military group ISIS, short for the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.
Liturgical items top the agenda for U.S. bishops
WASHINGTON (CNS) –Liturgical matters will take center stage on the agenda of action items at the fall general meeting of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, to be held Nov. 10-13 in Baltimore.
There will be five liturgical items up for consideration. All are subject to amendments from bishops. All but one require approval of two-thirds of the bishops, followed by final approval from the Vatican.
U.S. bishops’ Nov. 10-11 meeting live on Internet
The 2014 Fall General Assembly of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) in Baltimore will be live streamed on the Internet, Nov. 10-11.