Archive of November 9, 2012

Bishop Justin Welby chosen to lead Anglican Communion

Nov 9, 2012 - 05:29 pm .- Bishop of Durham Justin Welby will become the 105th Archbishop of Canterbury and leader of the worldwide Anglican Communion, succeeding the retiring Dr. Rowan Williams.

Diocese laments massacre of farm workers in Colombia

Nov 9, 2012 - 04:06 pm .- The Diocese of Santa Rosa de Osos in the Colombian province of Antioquia has condemned the massacre of 10 farm workers at the end of their work day by unknown assailants.

Plans emerge for Pope's personal Twitter account

Nov 9, 2012 - 01:58 pm .- Just after holding the synod on the New Evangelization, Vatican officials say that Pope Benedict XVI will start his own Twitter account.

Pope prays for Guatemala earthquake victims

Nov 9, 2012 - 12:08 pm .- Pope Benedict XVI sent condolences to the victims of the Nov. 7 earthquake that killed at least 50 people in Guatemala, and offered prayers for the Central American nation.

Pope names former Vatican official as Boston auxiliary bishop

Nov 9, 2012 - 12:08 pm .- Pope Benedict XVI has appointed Monsignor Robert P. Deeley, current vicar general of Boston and a former official at the Vatican’s Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith, as an auxiliary bishop for the Boston archdiocese.

US ambassador to Vatican says he built bridges despite tensions

Nov 9, 2012 - 10:51 am .- During his tenure as the U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See, Miguel H. Diaz found himself seeking a middle ground in the sometimes tense relationship between the Church and the Obama administration, and as he leaves his post he believes he was able to do that.

Pro-life leaders aim at cultural change after election losses

Nov 9, 2012 - 04:11 am .- Despite pro-life setbacks in the Nov. 6 election, there is still hope and ample opportunity for progress in promoting a culture of life in the coming years, pro-life advocates are saying.

US bishops call for renewed view of marriage in wake of election

Nov 9, 2012 - 02:04 am .- The U.S. bishops' leader on defense of marriage issues is calling for prayer and a “renewed culture of marriage” in light of recent votes against preserving the meaning of the institution in four states.

EWTN Radio now available on iHeartRadio app

Nov 9, 2012 - 12:19 am .- The EWTN Global Catholic Radio Network is now available through iHeartRadio, the Clear Channel media company’s digital radio service that makes streaming radio available through the internet, mobile devices and tablets.

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