Archive of November 1, 2005

Pope takes surprise pilgrimage to Marian shrine

Nov 1, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Over the weekend, the Holy See reported, Pope Benedict made a surprise, personal pilgrimage to the Marian shrine of the 'Mother of Grace' at Mentorella, near Rome. This was the same site visited by John Paul II on his first pilgrimage outside the Vatican 27 years ago.

Artist-in-Residence program seeks to inspire faithful with beauty

Nov 1, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Fr. Bart Winters hopes that beauty will help inspire the parishioners at his Chicago parish to greater holiness.

New USCCB document to outline role of lay ministers

Nov 1, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops have announced a new document, set to be voted on later this month, which explores the role of Catholic lay ministers in the Church.

On All Saints day, Pope encourages to be vigilant and not fear death

Nov 1, 2005 - 12:00 am .- During  the prayer of the Angelus today, Solemnity of All Saints, Pope Benedict XVI said this feast and the tradition to visit the graves of our deceased  is an opportunity to “think without fear about the mystery of death and to develop this constant vigilance in order to face it with serenity.”

Austrians trade jack-o-lanterns for “light of holiness” on Halloween

Nov 1, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Several parishes in the Austrian cities of Vienna and Linz organized special activities on the vigil of All Saints’ Day to emphasize holiness and provide alternatives to the celebration of Halloween.

Archbishop Lajolo celebrates Mass in Moscow Cathedral

Nov 1, 2005 - 12:00 am .- During the celebration of a Pontifical Mass on Sunday at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception of Russia, the Vatican’s Secretary for Relations with States, Archbishop Giovanni Lajolo, said the Eucharist is the eternal Bread of Life that satisfies the hunger and thirst of the Christian pilgrim and that should be shared with others.

Social change achieved through properly-formed consciences, says Argentine bishop

Nov 1, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Bishop Jorge Casaretto of San Isidro, Argentina, said this week that authentic change in society is not possible without a properly formed conscience and the knowledge that every action has repercussions.

Pro-life group slams study calling for legalization of abortion in Spain

Nov 1, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The Association of Victims of Abortion (AVA) in Spain has issued a response to a study by criminal law professor Patricia Laurenzo Copello, which argues that abortion needs to be legalized in that country.

Growing diocese mulls solutions to priest shortage

Nov 1, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Parishioners in the Diocese of Manchester, New Hampshire, are considering what to do with their priest shortage, given their growing church population in the southern part of the state and shifting demographics.

Christian groups applaud Alito nomination to US Supreme Court

Nov 1, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Christian groups are applauding President George W. Bush’s nomination of Judge Samuel A. Alito, Jr. to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Follow us:

Check out Catholic News Agency Polls on LockerDome on LockerDome