Archive of October 31, 2012

Catholic Charities works to assess, relieve damage from Hurricane Sandy

Oct 31, 2012 - 05:17 pm .- Catholic Charities agencies along the East Coast are working to assess the damage left by Hurricane Sandy and respond to the needs of those left in its wake.

Miracle could allow canonization of first Colombian-born saint

Oct 31, 2012 - 04:05 pm .- A second miracle confirmed on June 14 by doctors appointed by the Vatican's Congregation for the Causes of Saints could advance the sainthood of Blessed Laura de Jesus Montoya Upegui.

Sistine Chapel reveals light of God, Pope says on 500th anniversary

Oct 31, 2012 - 01:33 pm .- The Sistine Chapel ceiling is celebrating its 500th anniversary today, and Pope Benedict XVI followed in the footsteps of his predecessor Pope Julius II, who unveiled the masterpiece by saying vespers there.

Cuban recovery from Hurricane Sandy will take years, agency reports

Oct 31, 2012 - 12:33 pm .- The secretary general of Caritas Cuba said it will take years for the eastern section of the country to recover from Hurricane Sandy but that the local Church is bringing relief to thousands of victims.

Pope offers prayers for Hurricane Sandy victims

Oct 31, 2012 - 11:32 am .- At the Oct. 31 general audience, Pope Benedict offered prayers for the victims of Hurricane Sandy which ravaged the East Coast of the United States early this week.

Faith is lived in community, Pope Benedict reflects

Oct 31, 2012 - 10:19 am .- Although faith is intensely personal, it is necessarily transmitted and lived through relationships with others, Pope Benedict XVI said at his general audience on Wednesday.

North Dakota bishop stands by pastoral letter on election

Oct 31, 2012 - 04:05 am .- Bishop David D. Kagan of Bismarck defended his letter on the election which was read this weekend at parishes in North Dakota, against demands by a state senator that it be withdrawn or changed.

Catholic music label to release nuns' album for Advent

Oct 31, 2012 - 01:03 am .- Kevin and Monica Fitzgibbons left lucrative positions in the entertainment industry to found a company that helps unique new artists – and their De Montfort Music label will soon release an album by contemplative Benedictine nuns.