Archive of October 16, 2012

Rome sabbatical course revised to allow more US priests

Oct 16, 2012 - 05:09 pm .- A Rome-based sabbatical program for priests from the U.S. is being overhauled to allow even more American clerics to take time out to pray, relax and study in the Eternal City.

Mexican cardinal urges ill to offer suffering for country's youth

Oct 16, 2012 - 04:01 pm .- The Archbishop of Mexico City, Cardinal Norberto Rivera Carrera, called on the sick to offer their sufferings so that the country's young people might open their hearts to the Gospel.

Cardinal apologizes for video perceived as calling Christians to arms

Oct 16, 2012 - 02:13 pm .- Cardinal Peter Turkson, president of the Vatican’s Pontifical Council on Peace and Justice, has apologized for rankling brother bishops with a video making alarmist predictions about the growth of Islam in Europe.

Leader of rescued Chilean miners visits Pope for Year of Faith

Oct 16, 2012 - 12:06 pm .- On the second anniversary of the historic rescue of 33 workers from a mine in Chile, the group's leader  attended a Mass opening the Year of Faith at the Vatican on Oct.11, thanking Pope Benedict for his prayers.

Pope believes Christianity will rekindle in Europe

Oct 16, 2012 - 11:36 am .- Pope Benedict XVI granted a rare interview to the creators of a documentary in which he said that he is “convinced” that “there will also be a new springtime for Christianity” in Europe.

Play tells story of death row inmate's Marian visions

Oct 16, 2012 - 04:12 am .- The story of a Mississippi death row inmate who admitted his guilt and converted to the Catholic faith after seeing apparitions of the Virgin Mary has come to the stage in a play that premiered in California last month.

Classical education enlivens Denver Catholic school

Oct 16, 2012 - 03:03 am .- Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School based in Denver, Colo., has nearly doubled its enrollment in just one year by introducing a classical curriculum.

Campaign against New Orleans violence recalls 1815 prayers

Oct 16, 2012 - 12:36 am .- “Thou shalt not kill” is the message on yard signs being distributed to parishes in the Archdiocese of New Orleans this week.

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