Archive of November 18, 2011

Pope urges people of Benin to seek Jesus through Mary

Nov 18, 2011 - 08:08 pm .- Pope Benedict XVI urged the people of Benin to seek Jesus Christ through the intercession and example of his mother Mary.

Benedict XVI addresses the press at 30,000 feet

Nov 18, 2011 - 07:01 pm .- Pope Benedict gave his customary papal visit press conference on the flight to his three-day trip to Benin on Nov. 18, addressing topics such as the African Church's role in evangelization, peacekeeping efforts on the continent and his friendship with the late Cardinal Bernardin Gantin.

Spanish diocese petitions for 2015 to be year of St. Teresa

Nov 18, 2011 - 06:15 pm .- The Diocese of Avila in Spain has begun collecting signatures for a petition declaring 2015, the 500th anniversary of St. Teresa of Jesus' birth, as a “Year of Prayer.”

Pope arrives in Benin to help chart future of Church in Africa

Nov 18, 2011 - 03:32 pm .- Pope Benedict XVI arrived in Benin at the beginning of a three-day trip where he will unveil his blueprint on the future of the Church in Africa entitled “Africae Munus.”

Vatican publishes book on Latin America's zeal for Gospel

Nov 18, 2011 - 02:32 pm .- The Vatican Publishing House released a book by the Pontifical Commission for Latin America on religious fervor in the continent and how it has contributed to the spread of the Gospel. 

Diocese of Orange wins bidding war for Crystal Cathedral

Nov 18, 2011 - 12:04 pm .- An bankruptcy judge on Nov. 17 ruled in favor of the Diocese of Orange's $57.5 million offer for the iconic Crystal Cathedral over a bid from Chapman University.

New York's high rate of disabled deaths prompts outcry

Nov 18, 2011 - 10:55 am .- Reports that one in six disabled persons in New York over the last decade have died from preventable causes has drawn sharp criticism from local media and disability advocates.

Canon expert criticizes Colombian priest's abortion support

Nov 18, 2011 - 09:09 am .- The tribunal judge of the Archdiocese of Lima, Peru, Father Luis Gaspar, recently criticized Colombian priest Fr. Carlos Novoa's statements justifying abortion.

Report suggests US funds illegally promoted abortion in Kenya

Nov 18, 2011 - 05:54 am .- An investigation into U.S. funds given to Kenya during the country's 2010 constitutional referendum suggests that the Obama administration gave $400,000 to an organization that promoted increased abortion access in the country.

Imprisoned Pakistan Christians facing discrimination

Nov 18, 2011 - 02:52 am .- Pakistan’s Christians face a “particularly perilous” situation in prisons and suffer severe discrimination, a local Catholic lawyer says.

Cardinal Arinze predicts lasting legacy for Pope's Benin trip

Nov 18, 2011 - 01:03 am .- Nigerian Cardinal Francis Arinze says Pope Benedict’s upcoming visit to Benin will leave behind a positive and lasting legacy for all Africans.

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