Archive of October 23, 2010

In wake of scandals, Irish bishops call for year of renewal

Oct 23, 2010 - 06:02 pm .- The Irish bishops have announced plans for a year of prayer for renewal in the light of clergy sexual abuse scandals that have roiled the Church.

FOCUS missionaries reaching out to Texas State students

Oct 23, 2010 - 01:18 pm .- Six new FOCUS missionaries have joined the Catholic Student Center at Texas State University in San Marcos to evangelize and minister to college students.

Long-jailed Vietnamese cardinal set on path to sainthood

Oct 23, 2010 - 01:11 pm .- The cause for the canonization of Cardinal François-Xavier Nguyen Van Thuan was officially opened in Rome this week. The cardinal, who suffered for years in Vietnamese prisons without trial, was exiled from his homeland and is remembered for never losing hope.

Fr. Lombardi: new saints are ‘spiritual friends’ and guides to religious virtue

Oct 23, 2010 - 11:03 am .- The saints are “fascinating guides” to faith, hope and love who show that ordinary people bring God's comfort and light to the world, commented Vatican spokesman Fr. Federico Lombardi.

Military archbishop describes dangers of altering 'don't ask, don't tell'

Oct 23, 2010 - 08:01 am .- After a series of legal reversals this week, the permanent status of the military's “Don't Ask, Don't Tell” policy on homosexuality remains unresolved. On Oct. 22, Military Archbishop Timothy Broglio explained to CNA why he believes the government must maintain the policy.

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