Archive of November 15, 2011

Relic of Blessed John Paul II arrives in southern Peru

Nov 15, 2011 - 06:47 pm .- Catholics in the Diocese of Tacna-Moquegua in southern Peru joyfully welcomed a relic of Blessed John Paul II, which consists of a vial of the late pontiff’s blood.

Pope approves US Anglican ordinariate launch for Jan. 1

Nov 15, 2011 - 06:15 pm .- Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl announced today that an Anglican ordinariate in the United States will be canonically erected on Jan. 1, 2012, the Solemnity of Mary, the Mother of God.

Blesseds John Paul II, Marianne Cope added to US liturgical calendar

Nov 15, 2011 - 05:10 pm .- The U.S. bishops approved adding optional memorials for Blessed Pope John Paul II and Blessed Marianne Cope to the U.S. Proper of Saints calendar.

US bishops create health care subcommittee

Nov 15, 2011 - 02:52 pm .- The U.S. Catholic bishops have voted to establish a permanent Subcommittee on Health Care Issues to address ongoing concerns about one of the country’s most politically-charged and debated topics.

Chilean bishops express desire to help young people to follow Jesus

Nov 15, 2011 - 02:26 pm .- Archbishop Ricardo Ezzati of Santiago opened the Chilean bishops' annual meeting by emphasizing the priority of Church leaders to help young people encounter Jesus and follow him.

NJ nurses explain lawsuit against hospital’s abortion requirements

Nov 15, 2011 - 01:36 pm .- With the backing of a congressman, a group of nurses in New Jersey are speaking about their lawsuit challenging their hospital superiors’ orders to cooperate in abortions or lose their jobs.

Illinois bishops announce shutdown of adoption services

Nov 15, 2011 - 06:00 am .- Bishops in three Illinois dioceses announced Nov. 14 that they have dropped their lawsuit against the state and will shut down their adoption and foster care programs, after a civil union law required them to provide their services to same-sex couples.

Priest sees hopeful future for Vietnam’s Christians

Nov 15, 2011 - 04:01 am .- An official with the Vietnamese bishops’ conference foresees a confident future for the Christian community in Vietnam. He cites the “flourishing” of priestly vocations and the government’s “signs of openness.”

Ahead of Benin visit, Pope Benedict seeks prayers

Nov 15, 2011 - 02:14 am .- Pope Benedict XVI will visit the West African country of Benin from Nov. 18 to 20 this week. He has asked for prayers for his upcoming trip and for “the people of the beloved African continent,” especially those who suffer insecurity and violence.

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