Oct 24, 2005 - 12:00 am .- During yesterday’s Mass concluding the ‘Year of the Eucharist’ and the General Synod of Bishops, Pope Benedict XVI canonized 5 new saints--the first of his pontificate.
Oct 24, 2005 - 12:00 am .- During a Mass yesterday which concluded the 11th General Synod of Bishops and the “Year of the Eucharist” instituted by John Paul II, Pope Benedict canonized 5 new saints and stressed the centrality of the Eucharist, saying it must be the driving force for the lives of all the faithful.
Oct 24, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Before praying the angelus prayer yesterday in St. Peter‘s Square, Pope Benedict entrusted the fruits of the just-concluded General Synod of Bishops to the Virgin Mary and stressed the unique bond between the Church’s mission and the centrality of the Eucharist.
Oct 24, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Archbishop John Myers of Newark has been appointed by the Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith to work with all U.S. bishops and oversee the process by which Anglican/Episcopalian clergy, who wish to convert to Catholicism, can be ordained as Catholic priests.
Oct 24, 2005 - 12:00 am .- On Saturday, the final message of the General Synod of Bishops, entitled, ‘The Eucharist: Living Bread for the Peace of the World’, was made public in five languages by the Vatican.
Oct 24, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The bishop of Hong Kong said Friday that the ordination of Chinese bishops, appointed by the government but approved by the Vatican, is a breakthrough in relations between the Vatican and China.
Oct 24, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The Diocese of Dallas has confirmed that Supreme Court nominee Harriet Miers is not Catholic; neither did she receive any of the sacraments of initiation in the Catholic Church.
Oct 24, 2005 - 12:00 am .- During a public audience at the Colombian Senate last week, the Institute on Family Policy of Colombia said the high rate of maternal mortality in the country is not due to illegal abortion, and therefore it should not be considered a public health problem, as it has been categorized by abortion supporters.
Oct 24, 2005 - 12:00 am .- On Friday, November 25, Pope Benedict XVI will preside at the opening of the academic year at the Catholic University “Sacro Cuore” of Italy.
Oct 24, 2005 - 12:00 am .- On Sunday a photo exhibit on the sorrowful mysteries of the Rosary was opened in Valencia, Spain, at the Church of Our Lady of the Rosary.
Oct 24, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The Italian press revealed this Monday that Pope Benedict XVI will publish the first encyclical of his pontificate on the emblematic date of December 8.