Archive of November 27, 2009

Holy See to have pavilion at Venice Biennial

Nov 27, 2009 - 11:59 pm .- After Pope Benedict XVI’s meeting with 260 artists in the Sistine Chapel last Saturday, the president of the Pontifical Council for Culture, Archbishop Gianfranco Ravasi, announced that the Holy See will participate in the Biennial of Venice in 2011 and for this first time have its own pavilion.

Pro-lifers reject attempts to legalize abortion in Uruguay

Nov 27, 2009 - 05:02 pm .- On the eve of the country’s presidential elections to be held on November 29, the National Coordinating Association for Life has strong rejected “every proposal to legalize abortion in Uruguay as a violation of human rights.”

Archbishop of Detroit leads pro-life vigil 'rooted in Christian love'

Nov 27, 2009 - 12:45 pm .- On Saturday, nearly 700 parishioners of the Archdiocese of Detroit participated in a pro-life vigil led by Archbishop Allen Vigneron.  The event, one participant explained was “rooted in genuine Christian love, not hate or anger.”

Pope calls for solidarity in action for World Day of Migrants and Refugees

Nov 27, 2009 - 10:47 am .- The Holy Father released a message today regarding the 96th World Day of Migrants and Refugees, to be observed on January 17, 2010.  His Holiness uses these celebrations as opportunities to "express the Church's constant concern for those who, in different ways, experience a life of immigration."  This year, the theme will be 'Minor Immigrants and Refugees.' Pope Benedict XVI wrote that he wishes to invite "all Christians to become aware of the social and pastoral challenges posed by migrant and refugee minors." 

Producer of 'The Passion of the Christ' calls on students to 'make the world a better place'

Nov 27, 2009 - 09:04 am .- The latest installment of the Franciscan University Distinguished Speaker Series, Steve McEveety, the producer of “The Passion of the Christ,” spoke to a standing-room only crowd of students, faculty, and community members last week in a talk entitled, “The Passion, Hollywood, and the Church.”

Third phase of Catholic/Anglican dialogue to include cooperative investigation of 'divisive' issues

Nov 27, 2009 - 02:33 am .- An interview on Vatican Radio Wednesday morning revealed that the third phase of official dialogue between the the Catholic Church and the Anglican communion, to take place within the next year, will include what Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams deemed last week to be 'divisive' issues.

Nine Cardinals to take part in Novena for feast of Immaculate Conception

Nov 27, 2009 - 12:18 am .- From November 29th to December 7th a novena dedicated to the Immaculate Mother will be led by nine cardinals in Rome.  The tradition has a long history at the Basilica dei Santi XII Apostoli. The nine days of prayer will be observed in the Roman Basilica dei Santi XII Apostoli (The Holy Twelve Apostles), with each of the nine cardinals officiating ceremonies on separate days.  For the sake of continuity, the homily is given by same person for the entirety of the novena. 

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