Archive of October 14, 2010

Cardinal underscores role of Catholics during Mexican revolution

Oct 14, 2010 - 10:02 pm .- The Archbishop of Monterrey, Mexico, Cardinal Francisco Robles Ortega, spoke this week about the role the Church played during the country’s independence and revolution.

Bishops of Chile thank God for successful rescue of miners

Oct 14, 2010 - 05:51 pm .- In an Oct. 14 statement, the Bishops’ Conference of Chile expressed their “immense joy” and gratitude to the Lord “for the successful rescue of the 33 miners who were trapped” in the San Jose copper mine.

Synod side notes: Calls made for 'priests without borders,' and more respect for patriarchs

Oct 14, 2010 - 02:07 pm .- Any gathering of the world’s bishops is bound to produce a number of interesting sidebar conversations and proposals. And the Synod of Bishops for the Middle East that is going on now at the Vatican is no exception.

Chicago bishop to lead Archdiocese of San Antonio

Oct 14, 2010 - 11:54 am .- The Vatican announced on Thursday, October 14 that Bishop Gustavo Garcia-Siller, 53, currently an auxiliary of Chicago, has been appointed by the Holy Father to become the new Archbishop of San Antonio, Texas.

Pope Benedict to canonize six next Sunday

Oct 14, 2010 - 11:06 am .- This coming Sunday Pope Benedict XVI will raise six Catholics, all consecrated religious, to the ranks of sainthood.

Mastermind of Chilean miner rescue looks to become deacon next year

Oct 14, 2010 - 05:56 am .- On Wednesday, the world watched in anticipation as 33 Chilean miners finally began to emerge through a narrow shaft, drilled half a mile below the earth. The extraordinary man who helped save them, Drillers Supply International co-owner Greg Hall, is also training to become a deacon in the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston next February.

Sudanese cardinal unharmed after failed assassination at Mass

Oct 14, 2010 - 02:55 am .- A would-be assassin failed to harm Cardinal Gabriel Zubeir Wako during an Oct. 10 Mass celebrating the feast of St. Daniel Comboni. The knife-wielding suspect had reportedly tried to blend in with liturgical dancers.

Window light campaign intended to ‘reclaim’ Halloween as Christian holiday

Oct 14, 2010 - 12:43 am .- In an international effort to “reclaim” Halloween as a “joyful” Christian celebration, a founder of a U.K.-based Catholic community has asked Christians to place a light in their window on Oct. 31 as a sign of their faith.

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