Archive of October 9, 2003 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of October 9, 2003

New bishop expects lay people to continue their vital role in the Church

Oct 9, 2003 - 12:00 am .- The new bishop of the Diocese of Toledo said he expects lay people to continue to have a vital role in his diocesan Church. Bishop Leonard Paul Blair added that one of his first missions will be to meet with Church leaders and priests.

Local Indian churches plan weeklong celebrations

Oct 9, 2003 - 12:00 am .- Mother Teresa’s beatification Mission Sunday, Oct. 19, will spark a week of celebrations in the Diocese of Pune, where she spent most of her years ministering to the poor and the dying.

Boston archbishop jumps into hot social debates

Oct 9, 2003 - 12:00 am .- Just weeks after reaching an $85-million settlement with the alleged victims of Boston’s clergy sex-abuse scandal, Archbishop Sean P. O’Malley, OFM Cap., has begun speaking out on social issues and joining the debates on same-sex marriage and abortion.

Mothers of Political Prisoners Appeal For Prayers in Havana Parishes

Oct 9, 2003 - 12:00 am .- The Leonor Pérez Committee of Mothers for the Release of Political Prisoners, a group of women that visit Catholic parishes asking for prayers for political prisoners, has extended its appeal from the Church of St. Rita in Miramar to other parishes in the Cuban capital.

Spaniards Send Emails In Support Of Nobel Peace Prize For John Paul II 

Oct 9, 2003 - 12:00 am .- Just two days before the announcement of this year’s recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, the Spanish website has begun an international appeal for emails in support of awarding the prize to Pope John Paul II.

Relics Of Mother Teresa To Be Displayed In Rome

Oct 9, 2003 - 12:00 am .- The Postulator of the cause of beatification and canonization of Mother Teresa of Calcutta has announced the relics of Mother Teresa will be displayed for public veneration on October 11-26 in the Crypt of the Antonianum University of Rome.

Pope thanks Knights of Columbus for “unfailing support”

Oct 9, 2003 - 12:00 am .- In a general audience today, Pope John Paul II urged the Knights of Columbus to “continue to seek new ways of being a leaven of the Gospel in the world and a spiritual force for the renewal of the Church in holiness, unity and truth.

Priesthood, more than a career: Pope

Oct 9, 2003 - 12:00 am .- In order to create a true community of disciples of the Lord, priests and bishops must prepare lay people with solid catechesis and train future priests to be holy and see their vocation as more than just a ‘career’, Pope John Paul II told a group of Filipino bishops today.