Archive of November 29, 2011

Pontifical anthropology magazine now available in English

Nov 29, 2011 - 08:07 pm .- The Pontifical Commission for Latin America announced in Rome on Nov. 29 that the Christian anthropology magazine “Humanitas” will now be available in English.

Vatican paper refutes critics of divorce and remarriage teaching

Nov 29, 2011 - 07:28 pm .- After a leading German bishop questioned the Church’s teaching on divorce and remarriage, the Vatican’s newspaper today published an essay by Pope Benedict XVI, then Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, that called the teaching compassionate and pastoral because it is true to the teaching of Christ. 

Planned Chinese ordination has Vatican approval, with conditions

Nov 29, 2011 - 06:31 pm .- The Nov. 30 ordination of a new Chinese bishop has approval from the Vatican, though there are concerns about how the ceremony might be publicized and who will participate.

Mail bomb prompts Mexican archdiocese to call for increased security

Nov 29, 2011 - 06:10 pm .- The Archdiocese of Mexico is calling on local officials to improve security after a package containing explosives was mailed to the archdiocesan chancery.

Man who escaped from Colombian rebels prayed for his captors

Nov 29, 2011 - 02:14 pm .- Sergeant Luis Alberto Erazo Mayo, the sole survivor of the recent massacre of four hostages by a Colombian rebel group, said he prayed for his kidnappers during his captivity.

Pius X Society says Vatican's current offer not acceptable

Nov 29, 2011 - 01:16 pm .- The Superior General of the Society of St. Pius X says he will inform the Vatican “in the next few days” that they cannot give the doctrinal reassurances required of them to advance reconciliation with the Catholic Church.

Patience with new translation expected to pay dividends

Nov 29, 2011 - 06:07 am .- November 27 was a historic Sunday for English-speaking Roman Catholics, who began using a long-awaited and more accurate Mass translation. The change, however, involved its share of awkward moments.

Vatican's Cardinal Piacenza points priests to Mary for Advent

Nov 29, 2011 - 03:14 am .- Catholic priests should ask the Virgin Mary for a heart able to “relive Christ’s coming” during Advent this year, Cardinal Mauro Piacenza said.

College of St. Mary Magdalen consecrated to Sacred Heart

Nov 29, 2011 - 12:49 am .- The College of St. Mary Magdalen’s faculty, students, administrators and staff consecrated the school to the Sacred Heart of Jesus on Nov. 20, the Feast of Christ the King.

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