Archive of October 9, 2012

Growing number of Americans have no religious identity

Oct 9, 2012 - 06:03 pm .- A new survey shows that more Americans than ever are religiously unaffiliated, and as a group they are not seeking religion.

Pope accepts resignation of Chilean bishop accused of sexual abuse

Oct 9, 2012 - 04:03 pm .- On Oct. 9, Pope Benedict accepted the resignation of Bishop Marco Antonio Ordenes Fernadez of Iquique, Chile, who has been under investigation by the Vatican since April for alleged sexual abuse.

Cardinal Dolan: Confession is the sacrament of New Evangelization

Oct 9, 2012 - 02:15 pm .- Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York told the synod of bishops gathered at the Vatican that “the primary sacrament of the New Evangelization is the sacrament of penance.”

Christians excited to hear Pope's messages in Arabic

Oct 9, 2012 - 12:34 pm .- Arab Christians are reacting positively to the decision to include Arabic as one of the official languages used at the Pope’s weekly general audience.

Year of Faith chance to deepen love for Christ through sacraments

Oct 9, 2012 - 12:03 pm .- The head of the U.S. bishops' catechesis and evangelization committee has called upon Catholics to draw closer to Christ by deepening their understanding of the sacraments during the Year of Faith.

Year of Faith opening will relive iconic Vatican II moments

Oct 9, 2012 - 10:23 am .- A procession of over 400 bishops from around the world will form a key part of the ceremony to open the Church’s Year of Faith on Oct. 11, a day that will also mark the 50th anniversary of the start of the Second Vatican Council.

Atlanta archdiocese prohibits support of Komen foundation

Oct 9, 2012 - 04:04 am .- The Archdiocese of Atlanta recently sent a memo to its parishes announcing they are to end support for Susan G. Komen for the Cure over the organization's ties with Planned Parenthood.

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