Archive of November 2, 2012

Pope celebrates Feast of All Souls in papal crypt

Nov 2, 2012 - 03:27 pm .- As Catholics around the world on Nov. 2 remember those who have passed away, Pope Benedict XVI visited the Vatican Grottoes to pray for his predecessors on the feast of All Souls.

Bishops' delegation says international support critical for Syrian refugees

Nov 2, 2012 - 01:30 pm .- A delegation from the U.S. bishops’ conference that recently visited the Middle East believes that the Syrian refugee crisis is getting worse and that without increased aid to surrounding countries it could become a disaster.

Cuban officials slammed for jailing dissident's disabled son

Nov 2, 2012 - 12:04 pm .- Cuban dissident Rosa Maria Rodriguez has denounced the local government for imprisoning her mentally impaired son as retaliation for her refusal to leave the opposition.

Pilgrims arrive in Rome to celebrate Latin Mass permission

Nov 2, 2012 - 12:01 pm .- In honor of the fifth anniversary of Pope Benedict XVI’s announcement that any priest can celebrate the Mass according to the pre-Vatican II rite in Latin, a number of pilgrims have come to Rome to offer thanks and celebrate.

Washington Catholics say 'gay marriage' backers mislead

Nov 2, 2012 - 10:30 am .- A group of Catholic lay leaders in Washington state has asked voters to oppose the state’s “gay marriage” ballot proposal Referendum 74, warning against those who “do not accurately represent Catholic teaching.”

Cardinal Dolan sees heartbreak, hope in Sandy's wake

Nov 2, 2012 - 04:01 am .- In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy’s destructive passage across the East Coast, Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York expressed his “solidarity in love and prayer with so many who are suffering.”

Project sends spiritual relief to the frontlines

Nov 2, 2012 - 02:17 am .- For more than two years, the Frontline Faith Project has worked to send MP3 players with Catholic content to U.S. troops, who may not be have regular access to a chaplain or religious services.

Knights of Columbus aid Hurricane Sandy relief efforts

Nov 2, 2012 - 12:07 am .- The Knights of Columbus is making an immediate $100,000 donation to assist with Hurricane Sandy relief, dividing it equally between the state councils of New York and New Jersey.