Archive of November 11, 2013

Synod, evangelization discussed at bishops' meeting

Nov 11, 2013 - 08:48 pm .- During the first day of their fall meeting in Baltimore, the U.S. bishops discussed themes and priorities for their work as a whole, including evangelization, the family and Catholic education.  

Caritas aid agency provides relief to typhoon-wrecked Philippines

Nov 11, 2013 - 05:30 pm .- In the devastating wake of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, Caritas, a relief agency of the Church, has rushed to support victims through the distribution of food and first aid materials.   

Pope Francis to meet with Vladimir Putin

Nov 11, 2013 - 03:48 pm .- Pope Francis will meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Nov. 25 at the Vatican, according to the director of the Holy See’s Press Office, Father Federico Lombardi.

New bishop in England looks forward to working with poor, weak

Nov 11, 2013 - 11:31 am .- Monsignor Mark O'Toole, whom Pope Francis appointed Bishop of Plymouth on Saturday, has said he is humbled by the appointment and that the Roman Pontiff's example will help form his ministry there.

Defend persecuted Christians, Cardinal Dolan urges bishops

Nov 11, 2013 - 11:11 am .- Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan, president of the U.S. bishops’ conference, urged his fellow bishops to be advocates of Christians persecuted for their faith around the world, encouraging prayers as well as action on their behalf.

Apostolic nuncio calls US bishops to deeper Christian witness

Nov 11, 2013 - 09:55 am .- At the opening of the U.S. bishops’ autumn conference, the Pope’s representative urged the diocesan shepherds to a more profound witnessing to Christ and to preserve unity amongst themselves.  

Rome sabbatical aims to renew priests through prayer, formation

Nov 11, 2013 - 06:04 am .- A special sabbatical program invites priests to come to the Eternal City to rest and receive classes on topics relevant in the Church today in order to give new ardor to their pastoral ministry.

The sick are not merely 'objects of charity,' Pope reflects

Nov 11, 2013 - 05:32 am .- In a meeting with an Italian organization dedicated to helping those in poor health go on pilgrimage, Pope Francis reminded the ill and infirm that they have a true role in the Church.

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