Archive of November 9, 2011

Personhood backers pledge continued efforts after Miss. defeat

Nov 9, 2011 - 07:19 pm .- Mississippi’s proposed ballot initiative intended to recognize legal personhood from conception onward failed to pass on Tuesday, but its backers resolved to continue their work.

Vatican official notes Pope’s attention to detail in liturgy

Nov 9, 2011 - 06:05 pm .- Msgr. Guido Marini, the master of ceremonies for papal liturgies, spoke of Pope Benedict XVI’s loving concern for detail in the celebration of the Mass.

Pope prays for flood victims in El Salvador, Thailand

Nov 9, 2011 - 04:05 pm .- After praying the Angelus in St. Peter's Square on Nov. 9, Pope Benedict called on Catholics to pray for and assist flood victims in Central America and Southeast Asia.

Argentinean Bishops’ Conference elects new president

Nov 9, 2011 - 02:17 pm .- Archbishop Jose Maria Arancedo of Santa Fe de la Vera Cruz has been elected to a three-year term as president of the Argentinean Bishops’ Conference.

Pope: Psalm 119 shows depth of man's relationship with God

Nov 9, 2011 - 12:46 pm .- Pope Benedict XVI spoke today about Psalm 119 as a wonderful discourse on the breadth and depth of man’s relationship with God. 

Papal visit to Ireland unlikely after Gilmore statement

Nov 9, 2011 - 05:50 am .- The organizer of the 2012 International Eucharistic Congress in Dublin fears the Irish government may have killed off any hope of Pope Benedict XVI visiting Ireland for the event.

Fewer Democrats tend to be churchgoers, survey says

Nov 9, 2011 - 03:22 am .- Republicans are more likely to attend church than Democrats, while Catholics’ presence in both U.S. political parties has dropped slightly, a new Gallup poll says.

US bishop links environmental justice with pro-life cause

Nov 9, 2011 - 12:51 am .- The U.S. bishops' committee leader on domestic justice said that clean air and environmental stewardship should be serious concerns within the pro-life movement.

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