Archive of December 6, 2013

Jesuit theologian remembered for scholarship, joyfulness

Dec 6, 2013 - 04:21 pm .- Catholic theologian and professor Father Edward T. Oakes, S.J. died in St. Louis Dec. 6, prompting his colleagues to remember his work in Christology, his wit, and his lasting effect on students.

Sri Lankan Catholics bid farewell to former apostolic nuncio

Dec 6, 2013 - 04:03 pm .- The bishops, priests, and religious of Sri Lanka celebrated a Mass of thanksgiving Dec. 2 to show appreciation for their former apostolic nuncio, who has been appointed nuncio to Ivory Coast.

Vatican group for minors' protection may work with Jesuit center

Dec 6, 2013 - 01:13 pm .- The Church's latest step toward the prevention of the sexual abuse of minors is the newly-announced Vatican commission, which is expected to collaborate with the Jesuit-run Centre for Child Protection.

Pope Francis lauds Mandela's creation of a 'new South Africa'

Dec 6, 2013 - 11:54 am .- After the death of former South African president Nelson Mandela, Pope Francis issued a letter offering condolences to his family and praising the politician’s commitment to promoting human dignity.

Mandela’s legacy is one of 'reconciliation,' priest says

Dec 6, 2013 - 05:58 am .- In wake of the passing of Nelson Mandela, spokesman for South Africa’s Episcopal Conference lauded his political achievements, stating that he will be remembered most for his work in fostering unity.

Book on Vatican art walks a course of spiritual exercises

Dec 6, 2013 - 04:03 am .- The director of the Vatican Museums' art patrons program has authored “Meditations on Vatican Art,” a collection of images of beautiful works accompanying the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius.

Over 10,000 youth to send birthday card to Pope Francis

Dec 6, 2013 - 02:11 am .- More than 10,000 young people have signed a giant birthday card for Pope Francis, offering their prayers and well-wishes for the Holy Father’s 77th birthday on Dec. 17.

Asian bishops encourage biblically-based apostolates

Dec 6, 2013 - 12:04 am .- The Federation of Asian Bishops’ Conferences is hosting a seminar on biblical apostolates and the new evangelization this weekend, drawing clerics, religious, and laity from across the continent.

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