Archive of October 21, 2011

Italian conference set to honor St. Catherine of Siena

Oct 21, 2011 - 05:59 pm .- An Oct. 27-29 conference in Rome and Siena will honor Saint Catherine of Siena, 550 years after her canonization.

Archbishop urges Catholic media to share Christ’s love

Oct 21, 2011 - 05:55 pm .- The president of the Pontifical Council for Social Communications recently reminded Catholic media professionals to communicate the love of Christ.

Under scrutiny, Herman Cain clarifies pro-life position

Oct 21, 2011 - 03:01 pm .- In recent interviews with the media, Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain has defined where he stands on abortion, including in cases of rape and medical emergencies.

Cuban cardinal submits resignation as Archbishop of Havana

Oct 21, 2011 - 02:01 pm .- Cardinal Jaime Ortega of Havana, Cuba submitted his resignation as Archbishop of Havana on Oct. 18, upon reaching the canonical age of retirement.

Pope outlines Holy See's global vision for diplomacy

Oct 21, 2011 - 12:25 pm .- Pope Benedict XVI used his address to the new ambassador from the Netherlands to outline how the Catholic Church views its role in diplomatic relations.

Author keeps saints alive with insight, humor

Oct 21, 2011 - 11:04 am .- Author Thomas Craughwell's latest two books speak to society's growing fascination with saints and relics—but with an engaging wit that is rarely seen on the topic.

Dutch sister’s online vocation efforts bearing fruit

Oct 21, 2011 - 06:13 am .- Sister Elvira Maria de Witt, DCJ, is an opera singer turned nun who has found a new way to win vocations to the religious life—by going online.

NY archbishop lauds reaction to Susan Sarandon's Nazi comment

Oct 21, 2011 - 03:15 am .- Archbishop Timothy M. Dolan of New York praised local news and anti-discrimination groups for chastising actress Susan Sarandon after she called Pope Benedict a “Nazi.”

Vatican council sends Deepavali greetings to Hindus

Oct 21, 2011 - 01:45 am .- The Vatican Council for Interreligious Dialogue has offered its “cordial greetings” to Hindus celebrating the feast of Deepavali. The council proposed religious freedom as the answer to religiously motivated conflicts.

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