Archive of November 14, 2009

Question 1 backers should not live in fear after death threats, former homosexual leader says

Nov 14, 2009 - 07:30 pm .- Supporters of Maine’s Question 1 have reported receiving death threats from irate opponents of the measure, which vetoed the state legislature’s move to allow same-sex “marriage.” In response, one former homosexual leader says supporters should not “live in fear” but should “stay strong” and show a love that helps their adversaries to change.

Encuentro provides food for soul and body

Nov 14, 2009 - 02:36 pm .- The universal Catholic Church was visible during the Encuentro Hispano Saturday, Oct. 31 at the Arkansas State Fairgrounds in Little Rock. The crowd estimated at more than 1,000 people, many originally from various Spanish-speaking nations in Central and South America as well as other states now living in Arkansas, attended the daylong gathering, which was centered around the theme of "Young Man and Young Woman: Listen to God's Call."

Retired military chaplain, Bishop of La Crosse is new Archbishop of Milwaukee

Nov 14, 2009 - 12:28 pm .- The Most Rev. Jerome E. Listecki, until now Bishop of La Crosse and a retired Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Army, has been appointed by Pope Benedict XVI to succeed the Most Rev. Timothy Dolan as the new Archbishop of Milwaukee.

Crowds swarm Shrine of Knock, wreak havoc on basilica

Nov 14, 2009 - 08:12 am .- Despite Archbishop Mike Neary's recent warning that alleged apparitions at the Shrine of Knock risk “misleading God's people and undermining the faith,” crowds of people swarmed the shrine on Saturday Oct. 31. Close to 10,000 people from all over Ireland came to the shrine in hopes of seeing an apparition of Mary which was predicted by self-proclaimed visionary Joe Coleman. 

Crucifix is symbol of greatest values, Spanish archbishop says

Nov 14, 2009 - 02:55 am .- Archbishop Juan Jose Asenjo of Sevilla in Spain said this week the crucifix is “the sign and emblem of the greatest values: commitment, solidarity, piety, mercy and universal brotherhood.”  His comments came in the wake of a ruling by the EU Human Rights Court ordering crucifixes to be removed from all classrooms in Italy.

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