Archive of October 22, 2011

Rome celebrates first ever Feast of Bl. John Paul II

Oct 22, 2011 - 07:08 pm .- Blessed John Paul II was remembered with celebrations all over Rome on Oct. 22, his first feast day since his May 1 beatification.

Ann Widdecombe: UK aid policy should help persecuted Christians

Oct 22, 2011 - 03:24 pm .- Former British politician Ann Widdecombe criticized Prime Minister David Cameron for axing foreign aid to countries that persecute gays while overlooking widespread threats to Christians.

Filipino community celebrates first native martyr

Oct 22, 2011 - 01:17 pm .- At the special liturgy celebrating the feast day of St. Lorenzo Ruiz, the first Filipino martyr, on Sept. 28, Bishop Roger Morin of Biloxi, Miss. told the congregation, “There is a road to heroic virtue ... by each one of the individual acts of charity that we do. And each day we have an opportunity to do those Corporal Acts of Mercy.”

Australia’s bishops stress Church unity after Vatican meetings

Oct 22, 2011 - 12:39 pm .- The Australian Catholic bishops’ delegation to Rome has issued a statement about the Vatican’s response to the dissenting Bishop of Toowoomba. They described their multiple “candid” meetings with Vatican officials about the matter and urged the healing of divisions.

On Bl. John Paul's first feast, sister begins spreading his charism

Oct 22, 2011 - 06:42 am .- On Oct. 22, the first “John Paul II sister” will launch a year-long series of talks on the life, charism and spirituality of Blessed Pope John Paul II.

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