Archive of January 5, 2009

Celebrations to mark 100th birthday of ‘Rosary priest’ Father Peyton

Jan 5, 2009 - 11:45 pm .- Celebrations are being held to mark the 100th anniversary of the birth of Servant of God Fr. Patrick Peyton, CSC, the “Rosary priest” who popularized the phrase “The family that prays together, stays together.”

Abortion restrictions enjoy significant support, survey finds

Jan 5, 2009 - 09:10 pm .- A national survey commissioned by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) reports that about half of U.S. adults support significant restrictions on abortion, while a supermajority supports restrictions forbidden under current constitutional law.

Pope makes bishop appointments to Detroit and California

Jan 5, 2009 - 06:02 pm .- Over the weekend Pope Benedict XVI made a number of appointments for North America, including selecting Bishop Allen Vigneron from the Diocese of Oakland to fill the important Archdiocese of Detroit.

Alaska celebrates 230th anniversary of first Catholic Mass in the state

Jan 5, 2009 - 05:47 pm .- Nearly 230 years ago, three Roman Catholic priests sailed from Mexico to Alaska where they would celebrate the first Catholic Mass in the state and bring the Body and Blood of Christ to the Last Frontier.

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