Archive of November 14, 2012

US bishops say homilies should invite Catholics to conversion

Nov 14, 2012 - 06:04 pm .- Sunday homilies should promote repentance, instill a sense of mission and lead Catholics to grow in understanding their faith, the U.S. bishops said in a new document on preaching.

Divorced should be embraced with kindness, priest underscores

Nov 14, 2012 - 04:06 pm .- An Italian priest who serves as a spiritual director for dozens of divorced Catholics in Rome said that the Church needs to lovingly embrace its members who have suffered from separation.

Bishops renew call for comprehensive immigration reform

Nov 14, 2012 - 04:03 pm .- The U.S. bishops are reiterating their appeal to President Obama and the newly elected members of Congress to enact just and humane immigration reform within the coming year.

Vatican congregation to emphasize liturgical music, art

Nov 14, 2012 - 02:45 pm .- With the Vatican's approval on Nov. 14 of its restructuring, the Congregation of Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments will shift its focus more intensely on art and liturgical music.

Jesus expressed the faith in small 'tweets,' cardinal says

Nov 14, 2012 - 12:07 pm .- A Vatican official urged Catholics to share the Gospel in a concise and eloquent way like Jesus, “who used only 78 Greek characters to express the faith, barely half of the amount used for a message on Twitter today.”

'Practical atheism' more destructive than disbelief, Pope says

Nov 14, 2012 - 10:45 am .- The practical atheism of those who say they are Christian but live as if God does not exist is a greater threat than actual atheism, Pope Benedict XVI said as he presented three ways for people to more fully discover God.

Bishops nix economy statement; approve preaching, confession documents

Nov 14, 2012 - 03:55 am .- Although they shelved a strongly debated statement on the economy, the U.S. bishops’ approved moving ahead with the reorganization of their communications department, and the publication of documents on preaching and confession.

Sophia Institute Press names new president

Nov 14, 2012 - 02:01 am .- The New Hampshire-based Sophia Institute Press has named its current CEO, Charlie McKinney, as its new president.

Priest calls study of non-physical realm the 'supreme' science

Nov 14, 2012 - 12:04 am .- A priest who headed the fifth annual World Congress of Metaphysics in Rome said the study of that which lies beyond the physical realm puts all other sciences in the right perspective.

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