Archive of November 15, 2012

Vatican to address abortions in Catholic hospitals

Nov 15, 2012 - 04:05 pm .- During its upcoming conference, the Pontifical Council for Health Care will address the problem of abortion and other practices against Church teaching at some Catholic hospitals around the world.

Vatican office unveils Faith Scroll for pilgrims

Nov 15, 2012 - 03:50 pm .- In honor of the Year of Faith, pilgrims to Rome can now share their thoughts about the gift of faith by writing them on a special scroll at the Vatican’s Pilgrim Office.

Pope: World's spiritual poverty heightens need for Christian unity

Nov 15, 2012 - 12:38 pm .- Christians must not allow their divisions to keep them from working together to evangelize a world enduring a “crisis of faith,” Pope Benedict XVI told the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of Christian Unity.

UN report renews 'family planning' advocacy

Nov 15, 2012 - 11:05 am .- A new report from the United Nations Population Fund declares that family planning is a global “right” for women, and calls for the removal of any social and financial obstacles to it.

US bishops approve revisions to Liturgy of the Hours

Nov 15, 2012 - 04:09 am .- The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has approved a plan to draft an amended edition of the English-language Liturgy of the Hours for use in the United States.

Dorothy Day sainthood cause finds strong support from bishops

Nov 15, 2012 - 02:02 am .- The U.S. bishops heartily approved the advancement of the cause for canonization of Dorothy Day, a 20th century Catholic convert, pacifist and advocate for the poor.

Cardinal Burke honors Irish blessed with monument

Nov 15, 2012 - 12:22 am .- Cardinal Raymond L. Burke recently unveiled a monument he commissioned for his titular church – Saint Agatha of the Goths – of a saintly Irish monk who was ordained there in 1881.

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