Archive of October 17, 2010

Report: Catholic Hispanic voters still strong Democrats, but motivation to vote is weak

Oct 17, 2010 - 06:55 pm .- A new survey finds that Catholic Hispanics strongly support Democrats for Congress in the November election, while Protestant Hispanics are closely divided.

Australians in Rome cheer canonization of ‘outback saint’ Mary MacKillop

Oct 17, 2010 - 06:01 pm .- After Pope Benedict's Sunday declaration of the six newest saints, some of the loudest cheers in St. Peter's Square came from Australians. They had reason to celebrate: their own Bl. Mary MacKillop had just become their country's first canonized saint.

At Davenport diocesan Mass, couples celebrate 50 years

Oct 17, 2010 - 01:13 pm .- Couples who pray together stay together — at least according to some who’ve been married half a century. “Faith is a good foundation for a marriage,” said Carol Marlin, a member of Church of All Saints in Keokuk who’s been married to Francis Marlin for 50 years.

Benedict XVI: Six newest saints show faith can still be found

Oct 17, 2010 - 11:16 am .- Pope Benedict celebrated Sunday’s canonization Mass of the six newest saints in the Church as a “feast of holiness.” Alluding to the day’s Gospel readings, he declared that their prayerful lives are “shining examples” and proof that faith still can be found on earth.

Court sides with California firefighters forced to participate in gay pride parade

Oct 17, 2010 - 08:16 am .- Four firefighters in California who lodged a complaint against San Diego for being forced to participate in the city’s gay pride parade in 2007, won a court victory on Oct. 14.

Saint Luke, physician who chronicled Christ's life, to be celebrated October 18

Oct 17, 2010 - 05:07 am .- On October 18, Catholics and other Christians around the world will celebrate the feast of St. Luke, the physician and companion of St. Paul whose gospel preserved the most extensive biography of Jesus Christ.

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