Archive of October 22, 2012

Vatican approves addition of Bl. John Paul II's feast for US

Oct 22, 2012 - 05:05 pm .- The Congregation for Divine Worship has approved the celebration of Blessed John Paul II's feast day in the dioceses of the United States, after setting the feast day for Oct. 22.

Uruguay bishops say lawmakers who support abortion are excommunicated

Oct 22, 2012 - 04:02 pm .- Uruguay's bishops say that local lawmakers who recently voted to legalize abortion in the country are automatically excommunicated for separating themselves from the Church's teaching.

Phoenix medical center not stripped of Catholic status

Oct 22, 2012 - 02:35 pm .- The Diocese of Phoenix clarified over the weekend that a hospital working on certifying its Catholic identity has not been stripped of its Catholic status.

American priest celebrates receiving Ratzinger award in Rome

Oct 22, 2012 - 01:17 pm .- An American priest and scholar who was awarded the annual Ratzinger Prize for Theology by Pope Benedict XVI on Oct. 20 was both thrilled and surprised to receive the honor.

Archbishop Chaput links new saints with New Evangelization

Oct 22, 2012 - 12:07 pm .- Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Philadelphia believes that the seven saints who were canonized by Pope Benedict Oct. 21 should serve as models for bringing the Gospel to the modern world, and that Saint Kateri Tekakwitha in particular should be an example for young people.

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