Archive of November 23, 2011

New York's bishops begin Vatican visit

Nov 23, 2011 - 06:56 pm .- The bishops of New York’s eight dioceses began their “ad limina” visit in Rome today.

Criticism mounts against Colombian priest's support for abortion

Nov 23, 2011 - 06:15 pm .- The Spain-based group Right to Life added to increasing criticism of Father Carlos Novoa, calling the Colombian priest's support for abortion unacceptable.

Northern Ireland bishop's health problem prompts resignation

Nov 23, 2011 - 03:13 pm .- Pope Benedict XVI has accepted the resignation of Bishop Seamus Hegarty from the Diocese of Derry in Northern Ireland for health reasons, effective Nov. 23.

Pope encourages Marian devotion in new children’s book

Nov 23, 2011 - 02:10 pm .- A new book gathers reflections from Pope Benedict on the Virgin Mary to encourage children in devotion to the Blessed Mother. 

After Benin visit, Pope sees Africa as 'resevoir of life' for the Church

Nov 23, 2011 - 12:20 pm .- Pope Benedict said Nov. 23 that during his trip to the country of Benin this past weekend he saw that Africa is “a reservoir of life and vitality” for the Church and its future.

Egyptian bishop condemns military's crackdown on protests

Nov 23, 2011 - 06:04 am .- Egyptian police have “no right” to threaten the lives of those protesting peacefully in Tahrir square, Giza Bishop Antonios A. Mina says.

San Francisco archdiocese wins tax battle in court

Nov 23, 2011 - 03:11 am .- The Archdiocese of San Francisco won a three-year legal fight Nov. 18, after a Superior Court judge moved to throw out charges against the archdiocese for a multimillion-dollar “delinquent” tax bill.

Philadelphia seminary creates Cardinal Foley chair in homiletics

Nov 23, 2011 - 01:46 am .- Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary in Wynnewood, Pennsylvania has established the John Cardinal Foley Chair of Homiletics and Social Communication to honor Cardinal Foley for his lifetime of distinguished service as a professional communicator and for his “outstanding priestly service.”

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