Archive of January 6, 2012

Pope Benedict will be 'pilgrim of charity' during Cuba visit

Jan 6, 2012 - 06:05 pm .- Auxiliary Bishop Juan de Dios Hernandez of Havana said that Pope Benedict will arrive in Cuba as a “pilgrim of charity” during his visit to the country in March.

Realism needed to save school system, Philadelphia archbishop says

Jan 6, 2012 - 04:08 pm .- Catholic schools must move forward with hope and realism, Philadelphia Archbishop Charles J. Chaput said as his education commission announced school mergers and closings in a Jan. 6 report.

At nuncios' ordination, Pope hails Epiphany's wise men as models

Jan 6, 2012 - 03:15 pm .- As he ordained new apostolic nuncios for Ireland, and Georgia and Armenia on the Jan. 6 feast of Epiphany, Pope Benedict XVI spoke of the “wise men” who sought Christ, as models for bishops today.

Italian bishops propose evangelizing in shopping malls

Jan 6, 2012 - 02:03 pm .- The Vatican newspaper L’Osservatore Romano published remarks on Jan. 4 by two Italian bishops who urged Catholics to spread the Gospel in local shopping malls.

CNA launches site redesign on Epiphany

Jan 6, 2012 - 01:15 pm .- On Jan. 6, the Feast of the Epiphany, Catholic News Agency launched a redesign of its site to provide improve access to its news stories and resources.

Pope names Archbishops Dolan and O'Brien cardinals

Jan 6, 2012 - 10:29 am .- Pope Benedict XVI named 22 new cardinals on Jan. 6, including two prominent American archbishops.

Paralyzed priest’s ‘miraculous’ cure could lead to canonization

Jan 6, 2012 - 06:18 am .- A priest who was severely paralyzed from a neck injury believes he was healed through the intercession of 19th century priest Bl. Francis Xavier Seelos. If declared a miracle by the Vatican, the healing could lead to the blessed’s canonization.

New study to examine low rate of Latino vocations in U.S.

Jan 6, 2012 - 02:36 am .- The U.S. bishops commissioned a study of Catholic youth in America to determine traits that may be causing Hispanics to be underrepresented in priestly and religious vocations.