Archive of October 21, 2012

Head Anglican archbishop makes final push to ordain women bishops

Oct 21, 2012 - 05:48 pm .- The outgoing Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams is trying to persuade members of the Church of England’s upcoming General Synod to back the ordination of women as Anglican bishops, putting further strain on the theologically divided Anglican Communion.

Attorney struggles to pay off student loans to enter cloistered monastery

Oct 21, 2012 - 01:05 pm .- Like many young urban professionals, Anchorage attorney Tara Clemens is gradually chipping away at her burdensome student loans.

Missionaries under the care of Mary, Pope says

Oct 21, 2012 - 11:07 am .- Marking the celebration of Missions Sunday, Pope Benedict encouraged the faithful to entrust all missionaries to the guidance of Mary, Queen of all Saints.

Pope canonizes seven saints for the New Evangelization

Oct 21, 2012 - 09:37 am .- Pope Benedict XVI has canonized seven new saints and prayed that their intercession may “strengthen and sustain” the Church “in her mission to proclaim the Gospel to the whole world.”

Oct. 23 marks feast of military chaplains' patron St. John of Capistrano

Oct 21, 2012 - 08:02 am .- On Oct. 23, the Catholic Church celebrates the life of Saint John of Capistrano, a Franciscan priest whose life included a political career, extensive missionary journeys, efforts to reunite separated Eastern Christians with Rome and a historically important turn at military leadership.

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