Archive of November 14, 2010

Converting Anglican bishop says papal action changed the landscape

Nov 14, 2010 - 06:45 pm .- The Anglican Bishop of Richborough told his flock that he plans to become Catholic because Pope Benedict XVI’s apostolic constitution “completely changed the landscape” for Anglo-Catholics and he now believes that he must lead the way to union with the Universal Church.

Pope Benedict notes agriculture’s importance on Italy’s Thanksgiving Day

Nov 14, 2010 - 04:01 pm .- Giving thanks to God for “the fruit of the earth and of human work,” Pope Benedict has called agriculture an “indispensable resource for the future” that is not given enough importance today.

Arkansas priest heard the call of God in early childhood

Nov 14, 2010 - 01:06 pm .- Father Donald Murrin, SVD, pastor of St. Peter Church and St. Raphael Church in Pine Bluff, Arkansas never wavered in the childhood choice to become a priest.

At Angelus, Pope encourages Haitian and Iraqi disaster victims

Nov 14, 2010 - 11:46 am .- Benedict XVI noted several special causes for prayer after he recited the Angelus at noon on Nov. 14. He particularly expressed his “closeness” to the people of Haiti now suffering from a cholera epidemic and he prayed for peace in war-torn Iraq.

Catholics to celebrate St. Elizabeth of Hungary, princess who embraced poverty

Nov 14, 2010 - 07:51 am .- On Nov. 17, the Catholic Church will celebrate the life and example of St. Elizabeth of Hungary, a medieval noblewoman who responded to personal tragedy by embracing St. Francis' ideals of poverty and service. A patron of secular Franciscans, she is especially beloved to Germans, as well as the faithful of her native Hungary.

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