Archive of October 11, 2012

At Year of Faith opening, Orthodox patriarch hopes for unity

Oct 11, 2012 - 04:40 pm .- Orthodox Christianity’s most significant bishop told Pope Benedict XVI that the Year of Faith should spur greater prayer, hope and effort towards the unity of their two Churches.

Colombian bishops say nothing justifies legalizing euthanasia

Oct 11, 2012 - 04:04 pm .- A representative of the Colombian bishops, Father Pedro Mercado Cepeda, has rejected recent efforts by a group of lawmakers to legalize euthanasia in the country.

Legion and Regnum Christi head taking leave for health reasons

Oct 11, 2012 - 01:50 pm .- Father Alvaro Corcuera, General Director of the Legion of Christ and Regnum Christi, announced that he is handing over his responsibilities for the sake of his health

Abortion activists in Argentina target young Catholics

Oct 11, 2012 - 12:04 pm .- Around 500 abortion activists in Posadas hurled insults, spat and threw paint on young Catholics who prayed the Rosary outside the local cathedral and prevented the demonstrators from entering.

Pope opens Year of Faith, calls for return to Vatican II documents

Oct 11, 2012 - 09:44 am .- Pope Benedict XVI opened the Year of Faith in Rome with a call for a new evangelization rooted in an authentic interpretation of the documents of the Second Vatican Council.

Catholic bishop supports girl shot by Taliban

Oct 11, 2012 - 09:10 am .- A Catholic bishop in Pakistan has voiced “sympathy and solidarity” towards Malala Yousafzai, a 14-year-old Muslim activist critically injured by Taliban gunmen who said they shot her for her advocacy of girls’ education and Western culture.

Many Catholics considering religious vocations, study finds

Oct 11, 2012 - 04:01 am .- A new report shows that while a significant number of Catholics are considering religious vocations, more education and outreach are needed to foster encouragement, especially among Latino populations.

Anglican archbishop suggests contemplation for reaching post-Christian world

Oct 11, 2012 - 02:02 am .- Anglican Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams addressed the synod of Catholic bishops on the New Evangelization about the importance of contemplation for reaching people in a post-Christian world.

US bishop thanks Pope for approving unborn blessing

Oct 11, 2012 - 12:02 am .- Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville has personally thanked Pope Benedict XVI for the Vatican's recent approval of a new blessing for the child in the womb.

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