Archive of October 4, 2012

San Francisco's new archbishop seeks to rebuild God's house

Oct 4, 2012 - 05:48 pm .- At his installation Mass in San Francisco, Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone encouraged a renewal of the Church in the footsteps of St. Francis of Assisi, the city's patron.

Presidential debate reflects Catholic concerns over economy

Oct 4, 2012 - 05:38 pm .- Economic issues dominated the discussion at the first presidential debate of the election season, reflecting the widespread concern among Catholics, along with other American voters, about the national economy.

Pro-life group charges court bias in Costa Rica IVF case

Oct 4, 2012 - 05:03 pm .- A local pro-life group claims the Inter-American Human Rights Court compromised its impartiality by voicing pro-abortion views ahead of an upcoming ruling on Costa Rica's in-vitro fertilization ban.

Ordination of 33 deacons fills St. Peter's with joy

Oct 4, 2012 - 04:25 pm .- Thirty-three new deacons from Rome’s North American College were ordained Oct. 4 at a ceremony in St. Peter’s Basilica, bringing both excitement and joy to the men.

Our Sunday Visitor marks 100 years in print

Oct 4, 2012 - 03:02 pm .- Our Sunday Visitor celebrated its 100th anniversary with a symposium, Mass, and dinner on Sept. 28, attended by several prominent U.S. bishops, academics and speakers.

Pope entrusts Year of Faith, evangelization synod to Mary

Oct 4, 2012 - 11:48 am .- Pope Benedict XVI made a one-day pilgrimage to the Marian shrine of Loreto in Italy to entrust the forthcoming Synod of Bishops and Year of Faith to the Virgin Mary.

Speaker will connect national debt, anti-family hostility

Oct 4, 2012 - 04:02 am .- A Denver-area Catholic commentator sees a connection between the national debt crisis and the “growing hostility to faith, family and freedom,” but he also sees hope for change if the country “turns away from the path of economic and social self-destruction.”

Paul Ryan video for Catholic voters stresses religious freedom

Oct 4, 2012 - 02:38 am .- Republican vice presidential nominee Rep. Paul Ryan has made a special video message for Catholic voters pledging that religious liberty protections will be a “cornerstone” of a Romney-Ryan administration.

Episcopal bishop gives Archbishop Cordileone frosty welcome

Oct 4, 2012 - 12:25 am .- The Episcopal bishop of California Marc Andrus has written a letter to his diocese in which he characterized Catholic Church teaching on marriage as “oppression.”

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