Archive of October 10, 2010

In Israel, Church responds to growing numbers of Hebrew-speaking Catholics

Oct 10, 2010 - 06:56 pm .- Catholics in Israel face a situation in “complete flux,” Vatican expert Sandro Magister says. Descendants of indigenous Christians have been joined by Catholic immigrants who are learning Hebrew and are assimilating into Israeli culture.

‘Samaritan Clinic’ is result of one man’s prayer

Oct 10, 2010 - 01:14 pm .- Every Saturday a small clinic, tucked away inside the parish hall of St. Joseph Church in Newton, N.C.,  opens its doors to uninsured people who can’t get medical care anywhere else. The waiting room – once not much more than a storage closet – quickly fills up with people hoping to see the doctor, Dr. Douglas Miller.

Benedict XVI opens Synod for the Middle East

Oct 10, 2010 - 09:35 am .- Highlighting the special consideration of the Middle East in the eyes of God, Pope Benedict XVI inaugurated the activities of the two-week synod. The Holy Father remembered the region for its role in the history of salvation and called all to bring peace and justice to the Middle East today.

Pope entrusts Synod for Middle East to Mary's intercession

Oct 10, 2010 - 07:54 am .- The Holy Father entrusted the Synod for the Middle East to Mary's intercession so that the region grows in communion and bears witness to the Gospel message. He welcomed the first day of the two-week Special Assembly for the Middle East, asking also for prayers that it be accompanied by the gifts of the Holy Spirit.  

Same-sex attraction doesn’t justify redefining marriage, Minnesota bishops explain

Oct 10, 2010 - 07:44 am .- The Catholic bishops of Minnesota have issued a brief statement on marriage, saying that having same-sex attractions does not deprive anyone of basic human rights but also does not create the right to “marry” someone of the same sex.

St. Callistus, known for merciful leadership, to be remembered October 14

Oct 10, 2010 - 04:46 am .- Pope Callistus I will be celebrated in churches throughout the world as a saint and martyr on October 14. The saint caused a major controversy, including a schism that lasted almost two decades, by choosing to emphasize God's mercy in his ministry. However, the early Pope's model of leadership has endured, and his martyrdom in the year 222 confirmed his example of holiness.

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