Archive of December 12, 2011

LA to host giant 'Guadalupe Celebration' in 2012

Dec 12, 2011 - 07:01 pm .- The Archdiocese of Los Angeles and the Knights of Columbus announced plans today for a massive “Guadalupe Celebration,” to be held at the 93,000-seat L.A. Coliseum on Aug. 5, 2012.

Spanish bishop calls for authentic joy in Christmas season

Dec 12, 2011 - 06:09 pm .- Bishop Demetrio Fernandez of Cordoba, Spain said the upcoming Christmas season should be a time of great joy for believers, not exhaustion or distraction. 

Pope confirms Cuba, Mexico visits on Guadalupe feast

Dec 12, 2011 - 05:26 pm .- Pope Benedict XVI confirmed that he will visit Cuba and Mexico next year, during a Dec. 12 Mass honoring Our Lady of Guadalupe and celebrating Latin American and Carribean independence.

Thousands attend funeral of beloved Chinese bishop

Dec 12, 2011 - 02:16 pm .- Over 3,000 people attended the funeral of beloved 79-year-old Bishop Antonio Changfeng Zong of China, who died on Nov. 22 after struggling with a long illness. 

Cardinal John Foley, great Catholic communicator, dies at 76

Dec 12, 2011 - 01:18 pm .- Cardinal John Patrick Foley, former head of the Knights of the Holy Sepulchre and former president of the Pontifical Council for Social Communications, died in Pennsylvania on Dec. 11 at the age of 76. Pope Benedict XVI expressed gratitude for the cardinal’s priestly ministry and “distinguished service.”

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