Oct 9, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Hundreds of people filed into Curé of Ars Parish in Merrick, N.Y., Saturday to pray before the uncorrupted heart of St. John Vianney, the patron saint of priests and of the parish.
Oct 9, 2006 - 12:00 am .- What started as an experiment for Cardinal Sean O’Malley has become a new and regular means of evangelical outreach. The cardinal-archbishop of Boston has decided to continue his blog, which he began on a recent trip to Rome.
Oct 9, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Bishop Rafael Guizar Valencia will become the seventh Knight of Columbus and the first bishop/Knight to be declared a saint. Pope Benedict XVI will canonize the bishop in Rome on Oct. 15. According to the Knights of Columbus, Supreme Knight Carl Anderson will attend.
Oct 9, 2006 - 12:00 am .- This weekend Bishop Thomas Olmsted of Phoenix launched a new booklet, challenging Catholics to take a more active part in influencing the political process.
Oct 9, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Reflecting yesterday on the Christian sense of marriage, Pope Benedict XVI said during his Angelus address that society needs “families which are not swept up in the modern cultural currents inspired by hedonism and relativism,” and which are prepared to generously fulfill their mission for the Church and the world.
Oct 9, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The Archbishop of Guadalajara, Cardinal Juan Sandoval Iñiguez, has called on the faithful not to allow the scandals committed by some in the clergy to be a reason to “distance oneself from God, to stop loving His Church or to stop believing in her.”
Oct 9, 2006 - 12:00 am .- In a statement marking the 25th anniversary of the abolition of the death penalty in France, the members of the Council of Christian Churches of France said, “In a troubled and divided world in which executions are massively practiced, it is more important that, in a peaceful but firm way, Christians together denounce this punishment that is contrary to the mercy of God.”
Oct 9, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Bishop Emilio Aranguren of Holguin, was given the medal of the Fraternity of the Holy Grail of the Last Supper in Valencia last week,and he pledged to spread devotion to the relic throughout Cuba.
Oct 9, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Archbishop Emeritus Carmelo Gianquinta of Resistencia said last week persons who are “separated from their spouse but have not remarried and are living chastely can absolutely receive Communion.”
Oct 9, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Meeting with bishops of Western Canada, in Rome for their “Ad Limina” visits, Pope Benedict insisted, this morning, on the need for a renewed understanding of sin and appreciation for the Sacrament of Penance in order to foster reconciliation and healing among people.
Oct 9, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Cardinal William H. Keeler, Archbishop of Baltimore is recovering today after being involved in a car accident which left one priest dead and another injured. The Cardinal’s car was sideswiped while the three were traveling through Terni, Italy.