Archive of October 8, 2013

Approach dialogue with respect, bishop tells US leaders

Oct 8, 2013 - 05:43 pm .- U.S. Supreme Court justices and government officials at an annual Mass invoking the Holy Spirit's aid were reminded of the important role of respectful dialogue in the search for truth and unity.

Catholic Charities rejects controversial 'Ghost burger' donation

Oct 8, 2013 - 04:39 pm .- Catholic Charities of Chicago has rejected a $1,500 donation from a local restaurant which drew offense by releasing a burger topped with an unconsecrated host.  

Next bishops' synod to explore pastoral care of family

Oct 8, 2013 - 10:55 am .- The Holy See press office has announced the date and theme of the upcoming Synod of Bishops, which is slated to occur next fall and will address the pastoral approach to family issues.

Pope Francis: prayer is not simply saying words 'like a parrot'

Oct 8, 2013 - 09:34 am .- In his daily Mass, Pope Francis touched on the importance of prayer and forgiveness in the life of a Christian, warning against common attitudes which “close the door” to God.

Kazakhstan bishop urges greater devotion to Eucharist

Oct 8, 2013 - 04:39 am .- Bishop Athanasius Schneider has recently published his second book on Eucharistic devotion in the hopes that it will foster greater reverence for the sacrament amongst the faithful of his diocese.

Government shutdown threatens military Masses, chaplains

Oct 8, 2013 - 04:02 am .- As the U.S. government shutdown continues, lawmakers are being urged to authorize the celebration of Mass by contract priests, who could otherwise face arrest for their routine ministry on military bases.

Catholics in Hiroshima mark 90th diocesan anniversary

Oct 8, 2013 - 02:39 am .- The Diocese of Hiroshima is celebrating its 90th anniversary this year with programs for spiritual renewal, a focus on priestly vocations, and an effort to draw attention to local martyrs.  

Syrian Christians find lives 'paralyzed' by wartime chaos

Oct 8, 2013 - 12:55 am .- Only peace can end the suffering of Syria’s Christian refugees, say local Christian leaders who emphasize the need to give refugees hope alongside material support.

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