Archive of December 19, 2011

Pope approves miracles of Blesseds Marianne Cope and Kateri Tekakwitha

Dec 19, 2011 - 07:32 pm .- Pope Benedict XVI formally recognized miracles attributed to Bl. Marianne Cope and Bl. Kateri Tekakwitha on Dec. 19, clearing the way for both women to be canonized.

Malaysian Christians reject permit to sing Christmas carols

Dec 19, 2011 - 06:06 pm .- Christians from two churches in Malaysia rejected a requirement that they will need a police permit to sing Christmas carols in their parishes or their homes.

Denver school creates action figures of saints for kids

Dec 19, 2011 - 05:26 pm .- St. Michael the Archangel is the model for a saint-based action figure, part of a new “Action Saints” series from the Denver-based Kolbe Film School. The series is intended to engage children in their faith and help them get acquainted with the saints.

CNA to resume services in 2012

Dec 19, 2011 - 03:01 pm .- Catholic News Agency will suspend its daily news service beginning Dec. 20, in celebration of Christmas and the New Year. It will resume Jan. 2, 2012.

Catholic leaders hope Kim Jong Il’s death opens way to reunification

Dec 19, 2011 - 04:55 pm .- The death of North Korean leader Kim Jong Il may be the beginning of a turning point for the path of reunification of the Koreas, Catholic leaders said after his passing.

Cardinal entrusts Latin America to Our Lady of Guadalupe

Dec 19, 2011 - 02:06 pm .- After a recent papal Mass commemorating Latin America, Cardinal Raymundo Damasceno Assis of Aparecida, Brazil entrusted the future of the continent to Our Lady of Guadalupe.

Pope visits prisoners in Rome, addresses overcrowding

Dec 19, 2011 - 12:47 pm .- Pope Benedict told inmates at Rome’s largest prison that he supports efforts by the Italian government to reduce chronic overcrowding in the country’s jails.

Catholic couples recall Christmas memories

Dec 19, 2011 - 09:57 am .- It wasn't much, just a little Christmas tree with colorful lights and a few carefully wrapped presents.

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