Archive of October 13, 2006

Injured priest says Cardinal Keeler back, speaks of “ferocious impact”

Oct 13, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Monsignor Thomas Smith, one of the life-long friends who was with Baltimore’s Cardinal William Keeler when their car was struck in Italy said yesterday that he and the cardinal are grateful to be home.  Msgr. Smith also spoke briefly about the accident which took the life of a third friend, Fr. Bernard Quinn.

Pope encourages countrymen of excommunicated archbishop to fidelity and holiness

Oct 13, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Meeting this morning with bishops from Zambia, the homeland of excommunicated archbishop, Emmanuel Milingo, Pope Benedict XVI encouraged the bishops to guide their people in a life of prayer and urge their priests to live a life of holiness, not being led astray by the temptations of the world.  The Holy Father met with the bishops as part of their scheduled “ad limina” visit.

Iraqi priest’s beheading linked with Pope’s comments re Islam, says family

Oct 13, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Relatives of an Orthodox priest in Iraq, who was kidnapped and found beheaded three days later, said Thursday that his death was linked with the recent violence spurred on by those who misinterpreted Pope Benedict's recent comments about Islam.

Catholic leaders, development experts to explore solutions to global poverty

Oct 13, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Catholic leaders, international development experts and grassroots advocates will gather in San Francisco this month to discuss strategies for alleviating global poverty.

Bishop calling for peace in advance of commission report

Oct 13, 2006 - 12:00 am .- A bishop in East Timor has called for calm in anticipation of the release of the findings of a commission that investigated violence which afflicted the tiny country in April and May, reported UCA News.

Venezuelan archbishop skeptical of Chavez, but hopes for authentic conversion

Oct 13, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The vice president of the Bishops’ Conference of Venezuela, Archbishop Roberto Luckert Leon of Coro said yesterday he hoped President Hugo Chavez’s recent “message of love” was reflective of a true conversion, but that the test of a conversion is in the good works which flow from it.

Thousands participate in devotions to Our Lady of the Pilar in Spain

Oct 13, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Thousands of Catholics yesterday participated in the traditional offering of flowers to Our Lady of the Pilar, Spain’s patroness, whose feast day was celebrated on October 12.

Argentinean archbishop speaks out for prisoners, demands justice and end to delays

Oct 13, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Commenting on hunger strikes taking place in several Buenos Aires prisons, Archbishop Hector Aguer of La Plata said the constant delays in the judicial process are equivalent to “the denial of justice itself and the privation of a fundamental human right.”

American youth play role in canonization of Mother Guerin

Oct 13, 2006 - 12:00 am .- As of next week, Blessed Theodore Guerin High School in Noblesville, Indiana, will officially change its name to Saint Theodore Guerin High School.  While many are preparing to celebrate the newest American Saint, two students from the Indiana high school are preparing to play a unique role in the canonization - that of serving for Pope Benedict XVI as he proclaims Mother Guerin a Saint on Sunday, the Indianapolis Star reports.

Ukrainian Catholic seminarians and priests evangelizing soldiers

Oct 13, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Fr. Bohdan Prach, rector of Holy Spirit Seminary in Lviv, Ukraine, said his seminarians have had great success in their efforts to evangelize men and women serving in the armed forces of Ukraine.

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