Archive of January 24, 2009

Pope Benedict to visit Czech Republic in September

Jan 24, 2009 - 07:27 pm .- A Czech government spokesman announced yesterday that Pope Benedict XVI will visit the country on September 28, feast of St. Wenceslaus, patron saint of the Czechs.

Holy Father appoints new bishop of Charleston

Jan 24, 2009 - 02:10 pm .- On Saturday, Pope Benedict XVI appointed Monsignor Robert E. Guglielmone as the 13th Bishop of the Diocese of Charleston, South Carolina. The bishop-elect has previously served as a pastor, high school teacher, seminary faculty member and the National and World Chaplain for Scouts.

Pope Benedict lifts excommunication of bishops ordained by Lefebvre

Jan 24, 2009 - 09:20 am .- Pope Benedict XVI has lifted the excommunication of the four bishops from the Society of St. Pius X (SSPX) ordained by Marcel Lefebvre in 1988 in a decision he hopes will lead to “real and final unity.”

Country’s ‘new moment’ requires pro-life action, Archbishop Chaput says

Jan 24, 2009 - 07:51 am .- Archbishop of Denver Charles J. Chaput, appealing to the “greatest qualities” of Americans, has called on Christians to oppose pro-abortion Congressional and presidential initiatives. He also urged Catholics to sign an anti-FOCA petition protesting abortion laws in a “new moment” that requires “great vigilance and sustained action” from pro-lifers.

Italian bishop to celebrate memorial Mass for elderly priest murdered in Kenya

Jan 24, 2009 - 01:30 am .- Bishop Giuseppe Cavallotto of Cuneo and Fosano, the birthplace of Father Giuseppe Bertaina, will celebrate a memorial Mass for the Italian priest who was killed on January 16 in Nairobi, Kenya.

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