Archive of October 16, 2010

Young people today have lost ‘moral vocabulary,’ says Archbishop Chaput

Oct 16, 2010 - 06:08 pm .- Addressing a conference in British Columbia, Archbishop Charles Chaput of Denver asserted that Catholics today have failed to transmit the faith to the next generation, which has resulted in young people losing their “moral vocabulary.”

Pope kept Chilean miners’ flag in apartment as reminder of their plight

Oct 16, 2010 - 04:01 pm .- The Holy Father displayed in his home a signed flag from the 33 Chilean miners as a reminder to pray for the trapped men until they were freed. Their rescue, said Vatican spokesman Fr. Federico Lombardi, is a reminder of the value of all human life and the importance of dedication to saving it.

Oakland deanery steps up to end gang violence

Oct 16, 2010 - 01:11 pm .- Captain Paul Figueroa opened a September gang awareness workshop at his alma mater, Oakland’s St. Elizabeth Elementary School, noting that as a student at the parish’s neighboring high school, he couldn’t wear the school’s red color because he didn’t want to be confused with the Norteño gang that controlled his neighborhood.

International pilgrims fill Rome for canonizations of six new saints

Oct 16, 2010 - 11:27 am .- With the approach of the Oct. 17 canonizations of six saints, excitement is rising in the streets of Rome. Often wearing distinctive dress, pilgrims who have gathered for the event include devotees of the first Australian saint and the first Canadian-born saint.

Phoenix diocese forges ahead with Manhattan Declaration seminar

Oct 16, 2010 - 11:08 am .- Despite a threatened protest by clergy from non-Catholic organizations, the Diocese of Phoenix will go ahead with its October 16 seminar on the Manhattan Declaration. The diocese maintains that the document upholds Catholic teachings that the Church cannot compromise.

Deacon candidate who helped Chilean miners describes rescue

Oct 16, 2010 - 07:50 am .- On Oct. 13, Greg Hall's prayers were answered. For more than two months of sleepless nights, the rock-drilling expert and deacon-in-training had been working to save the Chilean miners trapped in the San Jose Mine. The day after all 33 men emerged safely, Hall told CNA about the faith and hope he brought to a rescue operation many considered impossible.

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