Archive of October 31, 2010

Holy Father praying for drug addicts in November

Oct 31, 2010 - 06:55 pm .- Pope Benedict XVI has announced his prayer intentions for the month of November, calling for an increased focus on victims of drug and other substance addictions as well as prayers for the well being of the Church in Latin America.

California woman has family connection to new saint

Oct 31, 2010 - 01:04 pm .- San Marcos resident Aurora Albright remembers spending lazy, berry-picking summers at her grandparents’ two-story farmhouse in AuSable Forks, N.Y.

No one excluded from Jesus' mercy, teaches Benedict XVI

Oct 31, 2010 - 11:57 am .- God "sees a soul to save" in everyone, the Pope said before praying the Angelus on Sunday. The Lord's mercy, he taught, takes nothing away from the gravity of sins, but always seeks to save the sinner.

Middle East synod participant explains factors behind its controversial conclusion

Oct 31, 2010 - 07:55 am .- The Synod for the Middle East, a historic gathering of the region's bishops, concluded October 24, amid controversy over alleged bias in its concluding message. One expert on the region told CNA that the document reflected pastoral needs, not a political agenda.

Catholics prepare for celebration of gifted reformer St. Charles Borromeo

Oct 31, 2010 - 04:47 am .- No age of the Catholic Church's history is without its share of confusion and corruption. Still, even in moments when disorder may seem overwhelming, individuals and movements eventually arise to propose the faith with clarity and demonstrate it in action. St. Charles Borromeo, a central figure in the Council of Trent, will be remembered on November 4, as a model of such leadership in difficult times.

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