Archive of October 6, 2011

Foster care fight ends Peoria Catholic Charities’ work with state

Oct 6, 2011 - 07:31 pm .- Catholic Charities of Peoria is withdrawing from Illinois state-funded social services because state laws and public policy have “increasingly clashed” with Church teachings and the partnership is no longer a “viable option,” Bishop Daniel Jenky announced Oct. 6.

North American College welcomes 35 new deacons with joy

Oct 6, 2011 - 06:35 pm .- The Pontifical North American College in Rome is celebrating the ordination of 35 new deacons at an Oct. 6 ceremony in St. Peter’s Basilica. The overriding sentiment of the newly ordained men was how joyful they are for their vocations.

Vatican daily remembers Steve Jobs as 'visionary' of technology and art

Oct 6, 2011 - 04:19 pm .- The Vatican daily L’Osservatore Romano remembered Steve Jobs, the co-founder of Apple, as a “visionary who united technology and art.”

Bishop Zurek announces private meeting with Fr. Pavone

Oct 6, 2011 - 01:51 pm .- Bishop Patrick J. Zurek of Amarillo, Texas said today that his actions in the situation surrounding Father Frank Pavone are tied to his pastoral concern for the national director of Priests for Life. The bishop also announced that he has invited Fr. Pavone to a private meeting on Oct. 13.

Vatican cardinal warns priests not to let humanity overshadow God

Oct 6, 2011 - 10:55 am .- Cardinal Mauro Piacenza, the prefect of the Congregation for the Clergy, recently addressed priests and seminarians in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, Calif. He told them that the world urgently needs holy priests who avoid allowing their humanity to cast a shadow over the beauty of the Lord.

Maternal health group denied funding over Catholic beliefs

Oct 6, 2011 - 06:03 am .- A Catholic maternal health group has been denied Canadian government funding for the eleventh time in nearly a decade, while organizations such as Planned Parenthood receive millions from the country.

Catholic League finds Madonna unacceptable for Super Bowl

Oct 6, 2011 - 01:58 am .- Madonna's history of religious provocation makes her unsuitable for a possible halftime stint at Super Bowl XLVI, according to Catholic League President Bill Donohue.

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