Archive of October 19, 2011

Australian bishops to issue Toowoomba statement

Oct 19, 2011 - 06:36 pm .- The bishops of Australia will issue a joint statement on the troubled diocese of Toowoomba, and it may be published as early as this weekend.

Argentinean bishop laments scorn for maternity

Oct 19, 2011 - 05:54 pm .- Bishop Juan Ruben Martinez of Posadas, Argentina recently lamented the “unusual” contempt for maternity expressed by many authority figures.

Citing ‘global crisis,’ advocates urge Congress to fund religious freedom agency

Oct 19, 2011 - 05:15 pm .- Catholics and other advocates are urging Congress and the White House not to let partisan politics to put an end to the vital work of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom.

Psalm 136 reveals God's love throughout history, Pope says

Oct 19, 2011 - 03:17 pm .- Pope Benedict XVI told pilgrims at this week’s general audience that Psalm 136 summarizes the loving plan of God manifested throughout history.

Beatification cause for Carmelite nun opened in Spain

Oct 19, 2011 - 02:05 pm .- Archbishop Carlos Osoro of Valencia has opened the beatification cause of a Carmelite nun from the Spanish town of Ontinyent.

Pope appoints Archbishop Viganò as new US nuncio

Oct 19, 2011 - 12:57 pm .- Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, 70, was appointed today by Pope Benedict XVI to serve as his official representative to the United States.

Pope gives North Dakota's capital new bishop

Oct 19, 2011 - 10:52 am .- On Oct. 19, Pope Benedict appointed Msgr. David Kagan from the Rockford, Ill. diocese as the new Bishop of Bismarck, N.D.

Immaculate Heart sisters featured in basketball movie

Oct 19, 2011 - 05:58 am .- The Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary are featured in the upcoming movie “The Mighty Macs,” an inspirational true story about a small, women’s college basketball team that defies all odds and achieves victory.

Canadian journal opens new dialogue on faith's public role

Oct 19, 2011 - 03:16 am .- Two Canadian Catholics – one priest and one layman – have launched a new journal aimed at starting an intellectual dialogue on the public role of religion in their country.

Kenyan archbishop backs military action against Somali militia

Oct 19, 2011 - 12:41 am .- The Catholic Archbishop of Mombassa has supported Kenyan military efforts to counter the Al-Shabaab militia in Somalia, but he advises a prudent response.

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