Archive of October 29, 2013

Texas pro-life law takes effect after some portions struck down

Oct 29, 2013 - 05:42 pm .- A ban on abortions when an unborn baby can feel pain took effect in Texas today, one day after a federal judge blocked other new restrictions on abortion practices in the state.

Nun called 'the prison angel' dies in Mexico at 86

Oct 29, 2013 - 04:01 pm .- Mother Antonia Brenner, who married and divorced twice before converting to the Catholic faith and devoting herself to prison ministry for nearly 39 years in Tijuana, died Oct. 17 at the age of 86.

Pope reaches 10 million followers on Twitter

Oct 29, 2013 - 03:36 pm .- Pope Francis has passed 10 million followers across nine different language accounts on the popular social media network Twitter, where users publish messages of 140 characters or fewer.

Fr. Kurt Burnette made head of Ruthenian Eparchy of Passaic

Oct 29, 2013 - 12:16 pm .- Father Kurt Burnette, rector of Sts. Cyril and Methodius Seminary in Pittsburgh, was appointed Bishop of the Ruthenian Eparchy of Passaic, which serves nearly 15,000 Ruthenian Catholics, on Oct. 29.

Pope Francis: anchor your heart in hope, not false security

Oct 29, 2013 - 10:16 am .- During his daily Mass Pope Francis reflected on the virtue of hope, stressing that it is a gift which does not disappoint, and warning of the false attitudes that can appear to be the virtue.

Ohio bishop tapped to lead Hartford, Connecticut diocese

Oct 29, 2013 - 06:59 am .- Pope Francis has appointed Bishop Leonard P. Blair of Toledo, Ohio to lead the diocese of Hartford, Connecticut, following the retirement of the diocese's previous archbishop.

Marine Marathon participants run for military archdiocese

Oct 29, 2013 - 04:09 am .- As tens of thousands of runners crossed the finish line in the Oct. 27 Marine Corps Marathon, 24 participants completed the race having raised over $25,000 for the Archdiocese for Military Services.

Pope accepts resignation of Bishop Gassis of El Obeid, Sudan

Oct 29, 2013 - 02:07 am .- Pope Francis on Monday accepted the resignation of Bishop Macram Max Gassis of El Obeid, in Sudan, upon his having reached the age limit of 75.

Maintain faith during persecutions, Iraqi bishop advises

Oct 29, 2013 - 12:08 am .- The Chaldean archbishop of the Iraqi city of Mosul wrote in an open letter to Christians in the West that in the face of religious persecution, Catholics must continue steadfast in the virtue of faith.

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