Archive of November 20, 2011

Pope Benedict calls Africa ‘a land of hope’

Nov 20, 2011 - 05:47 pm .- Pope Benedict XVI completed his three-day visit to Benin with a firm prediction that Africa can give a great Christian witness to the rest of the world.

President accused of breaking Notre Dame 'conscience' pledge

Nov 20, 2011 - 05:28 pm .- Obama administration critics say the president misled his religious supporters in a 2009 Notre Dame speech, in which he supported conscience protections and “common ground” on issues like abortion.

Pope Benedict: parishes must reach out to non-Catholics

Nov 20, 2011 - 03:07 pm .- Catholic parishes in Africa and around the world have to evangelize all people, not just those who are presently Catholic, Pope Benedict XVI has told the bishops of Benin.

Be ‘light in Africa,’ Pope tells bishops

Nov 20, 2011 - 01:45 pm .- Pope Benedict XVI has presented “Africae Munus,” his apostolic exhortation on the future of Christianity in Africa, to the bishops of the continent.

Couples attend marriage gathering in Sioux City, hear talk from bishop

Nov 20, 2011 - 01:12 pm .- Helping their spouse get to heaven is one of the main jobs of married couples said Bishop R. Walker Nickless at the marriage night held Oct. 28 at Stoney Creek Inn in Sioux City, Iowa.

Church remembers its fourth Pope, St. Clement I, on Nov. 23

Nov 20, 2011 - 08:08 am .- On Nov. 23 Roman Catholics remember the fourth Pope, St. Clement I, a disciple of the apostles who inherited the authority of St. Peter in the first century. Eastern Catholics celebrate his feast on Nov. 25.

Pope’s exhortation to help forge ‘new Africa’

Nov 20, 2011 - 06:45 am .- Pope Benedict XVI’s new apostolic exhortation on Africa aims to encourage the dynamism of the Catholic Church and to prepare for upcoming decades of evangelization, a Vatican official has explained.

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