Archive of November 16, 2011

Adviser says resignation not due to bishops' stance on marriage weakening

Nov 16, 2011 - 09:38 pm .- Former U.S. bishop's conference employee Daniel Avila said his swift resignation after writing a column linking homosexuality with the devil is not evidence of the bishops shying away from the issue.

Young people reject Colombian priest’s support for abortion

Nov 16, 2011 - 06:15 pm .- Dozens of youth in Colombia reacted against Jesuit priest Father Carlos Novoa's support for abortion and called on Colombian bishops and the Society of Jesus to make a statement on the controversy.

Pope’s visit seen as possible counter to African secularization

Nov 16, 2011 - 04:29 pm .- With only days to go before the Pope arrives in the African country of Benin, Bishop Barthélemy Adoukonou says he hopes Benedict XVI’s visit to his homeland will help Africa resist secularization.

Bishops want religious liberty and evangelization to be priorities

Nov 16, 2011 - 02:58 pm .- Religious liberty and evangelizing in the increasingly secular American culture topped the list of issues that the U.S. bishops proposed as new priorities for their 2013-2016 strategic planning cycle.

Pope will use iPad to light up world’s largest Christmas tree

Nov 16, 2011 - 02:37 pm .- Pope Benedict XVI will light up the largest Christmas tree in the world on Dec. 7 located in the Italian city of Gubbio in the region of Umbria.

Bishop Olmsted’s new Communion instructions not backtracking

Nov 16, 2011 - 02:05 pm .- Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted’s recent clarification on the distribution of Communion is not him backing down but is rather an expression of his ultimate desire to bring people into intimacy with Christ, says the Phoenix diocese's liturgist.

Pope shows how Psalm 110 foresaw coming of Jesus

Nov 16, 2011 - 12:42 pm .- Pope Benedict XVI used his weekly General Audience to explain how Psalm 110 foreshadows the incarnation of Jesus Christ as messiah, king and high priest.

Cardinal DiNardo praises Project Rachel's post-abortion healing ministry

Nov 16, 2011 - 06:05 am .- Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo emphasized Nov. 15 how important the Church’s post-abortion counseling ministry Project Rachel is and said that it must play a role in the New Evangelization.

Pope's event draws hundreds of youth in secular Albania

Nov 16, 2011 - 03:15 am .- After decades of Communist rule in Albania, Pope Benedict XVI’s initiative to dialogue with non-believers drew hundreds of young people for a two-day event in the capital of Tirana.

US bishops choose new secretary-elect, committee heads at fall meeting

Nov 16, 2011 - 01:28 am .- The U.S. bishops conference chose Archbishop J. Peter Sartain of Seattle as their new secretary-elect, who will also serve as chairman of the conference’s Committee on Priorities and Plans.

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