Archive of October 24, 2010

Canadian bishop urges citizens to vote wisely in upcoming elections

Oct 24, 2010 - 06:07 pm .- Archbishop Thomas Collins of Toronto urged citizens to vote "conscientiously" on Oct. 25 in the city’s municipal elections. The prelate stressed in particular the need to elect Catholic School Board Trustees who live according to the ethos of the faith.

Pope closes Middle East Synod with impassioned call for peace

Oct 24, 2010 - 03:46 pm .- Peace is possible and urgent in the Middle East, where wars, violence and terrorism have gone on for “too long,” said the Pope at the concluding Mass of the Vatican's synod on the Middle East. He invited prayers for the region and assured its Christian inhabitants that they are “never alone.”

Bishop Tobin says faith community must engage secular society

Oct 24, 2010 - 01:12 pm .- Beige is a good color to paint a house, but not for practicing the Christian faith, said Providence Bishop Thomas J. Tobin. "It is not acceptable for a Christian commitment to be beige, to just blend in with everyone else around you," Bishop Tobin said during the Massachusetts Family Institute's 19th annual fundraising banquet on Oct. 14.

Next meeting of world bishops to focus on ‘new evangelization,’ Pope announces

Oct 24, 2010 - 11:26 am .- Declaring that the Church exists in order to evangelize, the Holy Father announced on Sunday that the next Synod for bishops, to take place in 2012, will focus on “new evangelization.” The Church must work “to welcome every man and offer him in Christ the fullness of life,” he said.

Middle East Church leaders seek common Easter

Oct 24, 2010 - 07:46 am .- Church leaders in the Middle East are asking for an end to separate Easter and Christmas holidays among Christian traditions in the region.

St. Alonso Rodriguez, seeker of God in humble work, remembered Oct. 30

Oct 24, 2010 - 05:16 am .- On October 30, two days before the major feast of All Saints, the Catholic Church will honor a man whose humble occupation gave the world only glimpses of his extraordinary holiness. During his lifetime, Brother Alonso Rodriguez never became a priest, published a book, or advanced professionally. But writings discovered after his death revealed a true mystic, who attended to a rich spiritual life while he worked as a doorkeeper and porter.

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