Archive of December 8, 2011

Cardinal Bertone praises Knights of Columbus’ diplomatic role

Dec 8, 2011 - 06:59 pm .- Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone has praised the Knights of Columbus’ work in Rome and around the world, remarking on the “great and rewarding friendship” between the Catholic fraternal order and the city.

Priest encourages participation in televised Mass

Dec 8, 2011 - 05:53 pm .- A Mexican priest is urging viewers to participate in a Dec. 12 televised Mass to mark the bicentennial independence of countries in Latin America.

Pope highlights Mary's role as 'woman of the apocalypse'

Dec 8, 2011 - 04:28 pm .- Pope Benedict XVI reflected on the biblical description of a “woman clothed with the sun” in his remarks at Rome's Spanish Steps on the 2011 Feast of the Immaculate Conception.

Mary shows what the Church can be, Pope teaches

Dec 8, 2011 - 02:15 pm .- The Church's nature and destiny are revealed in the Virgin Mary's perfect holiness, Pope Benedict XVI taught on the Dec. 8 Feast of the Immaculate Conception.

Paraguayan bishop urges lawmakers to strengthen families

Dec 8, 2011 - 01:57 pm .- Bishop Adalberto Martinez of San Pedro, Paraguay is encouraging lawmakers to strengthen the family as a means of combating poverty in the country.

Pope's US appointees stress urgency of New Evangelization

Dec 8, 2011 - 11:38 am .- Catholics must rediscover their religious identity and mission, according to two new American appointees to the Pontifical Council for the New Evangelization.

Human dignity central to Catholic faith, Archbishop Dolan teaches

Dec 8, 2011 - 06:01 am .- New York Archbishop Timothy M. Dolan gave the inaugural lecture for Notre Dame's Project on Human Dignity Dec. 6, citing the worth of each human life as a basic principle of Catholic faith.

Root your lives in God, LA archbishop tells 25,000 'Guadalupanos'

Dec 8, 2011 - 01:55 am .- Los Angeles Archbishop Jose H. Gomez celebrated a procession and Mass for nearly 25,000 devotees of Our Lady of Guadalupe Dec. 4, urging them to follow the Virgin Mary's example by grounding their lives in God.

Bl. Marianne Cope nears sainthood after Vatican approval

Dec 8, 2011 - 12:43 am .- Bl. Marianne Cope, a 19th century Franciscan sister who ministered to Hawaiian lepers, advanced towards official sainthood on Dec. 6 when a Vatican congregation recognized a second miracle attributed to her intercession.

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