Archive of December 12, 2012

Ecclesia in America congress participants leave unified, renewed

Dec 12, 2012 - 06:30 pm .- On the final day of the “Ecclesia in America” international conference, several participants agreed that it was a wonderful experience that helped them spiritually and intellectually.

Bishops say Our Lady of Guadalupe still brings Christ to Americas

Dec 12, 2012 - 04:57 pm .- Nearly five hundred years later, Our Lady of Guadalupe is still drawing men and women of the Americas to Christ, two U.S. Catholic bishops said at the “Ecclesia in America” conference in Rome.

Advent a time to reflect on God's saving work, Pope says

Dec 12, 2012 - 12:04 pm .- Christians should use the time of Advent to become more aware of how God continues to carry out his plan of salvation in the world, Pope Benedict said Dec. 12.

Bishop says Mayan prophecy believers should donate to Church before world's end

Dec 12, 2012 - 11:21 am .- Bishop Bernardo Bastres Florence of Punta Arenas, Chile has an interesting suggestion for those convinced that the world will end Dec. 21, as predicted by the Mayan calendar.

In first tweet, Pope blesses his million-plus followers

Dec 12, 2012 - 10:03 am .- Pope Benedict XVI made his debut on Twitter today, sending out a greeting and a blessing as his first tweet to his “followers.”

Cardinal Ouellet: Cultural renewal in Americas requires Mary's message

Dec 12, 2012 - 04:09 am .- The message of Our Lady of Guadalupe promotes a culture of life and is at the center of the New Evangelization of the Americas, said Cardinal Marc Ouellet at a conference in Rome.

US Catholic ordinariate creates Canadian deanery

Dec 12, 2012 - 12:02 am .- The Vatican has approved a new Canadian deanery for the Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter that will minister to Anglicans and their clergy who wish to enter into full communion with the Catholic Church.

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