Archive of November 6, 2013

Grassroots effort could end late-term abortion in Albuquerque

Nov 6, 2013 - 05:13 pm .- A citizen-initiated ordinance to ban abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy in Albuquerque, N.M., will receive a vote on Nov. 19 and could have a big impact on the abortion-friendly state.

Pope names Alice von Hildebrand to prestigious order

Nov 6, 2013 - 04:48 pm .- Pope Francis has declared Catholic philosopher, author, and teacher Alice von Hildebrand a Dame Grand Cross of the Equestrian Order of St. Gregory in recognition of her work.

Pope Francis embraces man with tumorous disease

Nov 6, 2013 - 02:30 pm .- At the end of the Nov. 6 general audience in St. Peter's Square, Pope Francis drew attention by warmly embracing a man who suffers from a rare disease causing neuronal tumors all over his body.

Bishop Salvatore Matano appointed to Rochester diocese

Nov 6, 2013 - 11:02 am .- Pope Francis today appointed Bishop Salvatore Matano, who had led the Diocese of Burlington since 2005, as Bishop of Rochester, succeeding Bishop Matthew Clark.

New book aims to re-kindle biblical meditation

Nov 6, 2013 - 09:37 am .- The American Bible Society has released a new study guide on how to pray Lectio Divina with the hope that the manual’s readers will obtain a deeper appreciation for the Word of God.

CDF bars participation in events assuming truth of Medjugorje

Nov 6, 2013 - 09:14 am .- At the direction of the Vatican's head for doctrine, the apostolic nuncio to the U.S. has written a letter stating that Catholics “are not permitted” to participate in meetings which take for granted that the supposed Marian apparitions in Medjugorje are credible.

Charity is the 'greatest richness' of Church, says Pope

Nov 6, 2013 - 05:58 am .- During his general audience today, Pope Francis reflected on the importance of participating in the Church’s spiritual goods in order to grow closer to God as a community in charity.

Vietnamese youth pledge to journey alongside Christ

Nov 6, 2013 - 04:06 am .- A large group of Vietnamese Catholic youth living in Thailand recently participated in a faith encounter pilgrimage camp there, renewing their commitment to Christ.

Ten prelates nominated for US bishops' conference president

Nov 6, 2013 - 02:11 am .- Ten bishops are nominees to become the next president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops at the group's general assembly to be held in Baltimore Nov. 11-14.  

Red Sox outfielder's father praises baseballer's accomplishments

Nov 6, 2013 - 12:05 am .- The father of Boston Red Sox outfielder Shane Victorino is “very proud” of both his son’s accomplishments at the World Series and of his charitable work.

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