Archive of October 12, 2008 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of October 12, 2008

Lawsuit claims California college threatened to expel students who prayed

Oct 12, 2008 - 08:27 pm .- Two students filed a federal lawsuit this past Monday against the publicly-funded College of Alameda alleging that school officials at the California school threatened to expel them for praying.

Catholic hospital to remove window said to depict image of Virgin Mary

Oct 12, 2008 - 02:00 pm .- Mercy Medical Center, a Catholic hospital in Springfield, Massachusetts, has announced plans to remove a window in a building which some claim displays an apparition of the Virgin Mary. Hundreds have visited just to see the window.

Holy Father urges the faithful to pray for Christians in India and Iraq

Oct 12, 2008 - 11:03 am .- Following the canonization Mass for four new saints, Pope Benedict XVI greeted the pilgrims present inviting them to rejoice in the saints canonized today and to pray for the victims of religious persecution in India, Iraq and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Pope canonizes four, including India's first female saint

Oct 12, 2008 - 08:44 am .- This morning, pilgrims from around the world gathered in St. Peter’s Square as the Holy Father canonized four saints.  In his homily, the Pontiff recalled the lives and virtues of Gaetano Errico (1791-1860), Sr. Maria Bernarda (Verena) Butler (1848-1924), Sr. Alfonsa of the Immaculate Conception (1910-1946), and Narcisa de Jesus Martillo Moran (1832- 1869).