Archive of October 3, 2009

Catholic University of America’s president to step down in 2010

Oct 3, 2009 - 06:25 pm .- Fr. David M. O’Connell, C.M., president of the Catholic University of America, has announced that he will step down as president in August 2010 after 12 years in office. Catholic leaders praised his “devoted service” and what they said was his “notable success” in strengthening the Catholic identity of the school.

Anchorage groups see link between needs of the body and soul

Oct 3, 2009 - 12:26 pm .- The chill of fall is descending on Anchorage, along with bright yellow birch leaves – signs of a disappearing summer. But for the hundreds of city residents without a home, these are harbingers of their own dying season.  This year, 11 men and one woman have died — living homeless in Anchorage. As winter looms, Mayor Dan Sullivan is rushing to stem the tide, while advocacy groups and the public chime in with ideas, too.

Local bishop bars Medjugorje seers from parish, clarifies role of messages

Oct 3, 2009 - 07:38 am .- Bishop Ratko Peric of Mostar-Duvno in Bosnia and Herzegovina has sent letters to the pastor and a parochial vicar in Medjugorje, emphasizing that the town's parish is not a “shrine” and specifically directing them that they and the parish are not to promote the alleged Marian apparitions.

Archbishop of Manila orders special collection as typhoons ravage the country

Oct 3, 2009 - 02:51 am .- As another major storm approaches the typhoon-battered Philippines, the national government has declared a “state of calamity” and Archbishop of Manila Gaudencio Cardinal Rosales has announced a special Sunday collection for victims of Typhoon Ketsana.

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