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October 3 Catholic World News

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International problems reflect moral crisis, Vatican official tells UNCWN - 19 hours ago
In an October 1 address to the UN General Assembly, the Vatican’s chief foreign-policy official has warned that the peacekeeping role of the UN is threatened by a worldwide “crisis of confidence” in the fundamental moral principles that sustain the international organization. Archbishop Dominque Mamberti, the Vatican’s Secretary for Relations with States, suggested that many international...
Pope sees social networks as potential boon for evangelization CWN - 19 hours ago
Pope Benedict XVI will focus on social networks in his annual message for the World Day of Communications, the Vatican has disclosed. The World Day of Communications is celebrated by the Church worldwide on the Sunday before Pentecost. The 2013 observance will take place on May 12. The Pope’s message for the occasion is traditionally released on January 24: the patron saint of St. Francis de...

Cardinal Sarah calls upon Catholic Charities to foster Catholic identityCWN - 17 hours ago
Speaking at Catholic Charities USA’s annual gathering, the president of the Pontifical Council Cor Unum urged the agency to draw strength from its Catholic identity and take part in the new...
US court dismisses one challenge to HHS contraceptive mandateCWN - 19 hours ago
A federal judge in Missouri has dismissed a lawsuit brought by a St. Louis businessman who argued that the mandated coverage of contraceptives in the new federal health-care program violates his...
Bangladesh: Christians fearful following Muslims rampage against BuddhistsCWN - 17 hours ago
Following the posting on Facebook of a picture of a burnt copy of the Qur’an, a mob of more than 20,000 Muslims in Bangladesh burned 22 Buddhist temples, two Hindu temples, and over 100...
Preparing to leave summer residence, Pope thanks staffCWN - 19 hours ago
Pope Benedict XVI has said his goodbyes to the staff of the apostolic palace in Castel Gandolfo, as he prepares to end his annual stay at the papal summer residence.“Everything in this world is...
European bishops rue anti-Christian hostilityCWN - 17 hours ago
At the conclusion of its annual meeting, which took place in Switzerland, the Council of European Bishops’ Conferences (CCEE) issued a statement mourning anti-Christian hostility in...
Terror attack on Kenyan Catholic parishCWN - 19 hours ago
One child was killed and 6 others badly injured when a grenade exploded at a Catholic church during Sunday-school classes. Residents suspect that the explosion at St. Polycarp’s church in Nairobi...
Vatican cardinal calls for return of ‘missionary boldness’CWN - 17 hours ago
Recalling the example of nineteenth-century missionaries to Tibet whose “zeal and boldness” had to be restrained by their superiors, the prefect for the Congregation for the Evangelization of...
Pope told British cardinal not to accept seat in House of LordsCWN - 19 hours ago
Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor, the retired Archbishop of Westminster, has confirmed that Pope Benedict XVI told him that he should not accept a seat in the House of Lords. In 2009, British...
Cardinal sees papal pardon likely for ‘Vatileaks’ suspectCWN - 19 hours ago
If Paolo Gabriele is convicted of stealing confidential Vatican documents, Pope Benedict XVI is likely to grant a pardon to his former valet, in the opinion of an influential Vatican...
Pakistan: witnesses recant testimony supporting girl accused of blasphemy CWN - 17 hours ago
Three witnesses whose testimony had supported Rimsha Masih, the 14-year-old Christian girl accused of burning pages of the Qur’an, have recanted. The three had told police that they had seen a...
Smithsonian Channel curbs hype on papyrus-fragment storyCWN - 19 hours ago
The Smithsonian Channel has pulled back from plans to promote a story about the papyrus fragment referring to a wife of Jesus, after a number of scholars expressed doubts about the authenticity of...
New York Times: photo essay on ‘women as priests’CWN - 17 hours ago
The New York Times has published a photo essay on “women as priests.” “I photographed priests and bishops of the Roman Catholic Womenpriests movement to alter my own deep-seated perception of...
Cardinal Burke’s influence seen on the rise at VaticanCWN - 19 hours ago
In a profile of Cardinal Raymond Burke, David Gibson of the Religion News service says that the American prelate exercises an increasing influence over the Vatican’s perception of—and appointments...
USCCB: October prayer initiatives for respect for life, religious libertyCWN - October 1
The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has issued a Holy Hour for Life and Religious Liberty for use during the month of October to complement its recently announced special Mass and...
Leading Canadian prelate emphasizes New EvangelizationCWN - October 1
As the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops concluded its fall meeting, the conference’s president spoke to Vatican Radio about the importance of the new evangelization.“What the bishops want...
Pope thanks officials at Castel GandolfoCWN - October 1
Pope Benedict gathered with religious and civil officials at Castel Gandolfo, his summer residence, to thank them for their assistance during his time of “study, prayer, and rest” there.“In the...
Pope to write message about social networksCWN - October 1
The Holy See has announced that the theme for the 47th World Communications Day will be “social networks: portals of truth and faith, new spaces for evangelization.”Pope Benedict’s message for...
Pope’s pilgrimage to Loreto will be his 9th CWN - October 1
On October 4, Pope Benedict will make a pilgrimage to Loreto to entrust to the Blessed Mother the upcoming Year of Faith and Synod of Bishops on the New Evangelization. On October 4, 1962, Blessed...
In Red Mass homily, prelate recalls St. Thomas MoreCWN - October 1
Preaching at the Archdiocese of Washington’s annual Red Mass, which invokes the Holy Spirit’s blessings upon the upcoming judicial year, Archbishop Timothy Broglio recalled St. Thomas More.“The...
Laos: Christian ministers arrested in government crackdownCWN - October 1
Authorities in Laos have arrested 3 Protestant ministers in a crackdown on religious groups. Human-rights groups report that Protestant leaders face “harsh prison conditions” in Laos, where they...
Protestant leader battered by Muslim mob in PakistanCWN - October 1
A Protestant prelate was battered into unconsciousness by a Muslim mob that attacked his church outside Lahore on September 28, threatening to kill Christians in retaliation against the release of...
Rejoice at the good in other faiths, Pope tells audienceCWN - October 1
Catholics should rejoice at the good works done by non-Catholics, Pope Benedict XVI told his Angelus audience on Sunday, September 30. Reflecting on the day’s reading from the Gospel of St. Mark,...
Slim chances remaining for reconciliation of SSPX?CWN - October 1
Hopes for a reconciliation of the Society of St. Pius X (SSPX) with the Vatican have faded, according to a Reuters analysis. Bishop Bernard Fellay, the head of the SSPX, has not yet formally...
Pope pleads for peace in CongoCWN - October 1
Pope Benedict XVI pleaded for peace in the Democratic Republic of Congo during his public audience on Sunday, September 30. The eastern region of the African nation has been torn by fighting...
Israeli envoy hopes for quick accord with Vatican on diplomatic pactCWN - October 1
A newly appointed Israeli ambassador to the Vatican has said that he hopes for a quick conclusion of talks leading to a diplomatic accord between his nation and the Holy See. Zion Evrony, a...
Reduce public access to Sistine Chapel, Italian critic urgesCWN - October 1
An Italian writer has touched off a lively debate by suggesting that the Vatican should limit access to the Sistine Chapel to protect the artwork from “drunken herds” of tourists. Pietro Citati,...
Catholic Medical Association says male-female marriage important [CORRECTED]CWN - October 1
The Catholic Medical Association (CMA) has adopted a resolution calling upon American political leaders to protect marriage, citing “the best available published scientific evidence” that shows...
Vatileaks trial opens; Pope's secretary to testifyCWN - October 1
A Vatican tribunal granted one defense motion and denied another in the opening session of the “Vatileaks” trial of Paolo Gabriele. Gabriele, the former valet to Pope Benedict XVI, is charged with the theft of confidential Vatican documents which subsequently appeared in the Italian press. The defendant has admitted that he took the documents, saying that he did so in an effort to expose...

L'Osservatore editorial: Coptic papyrus is probably fakeCWN - October 1
The Vatican newspaper L’Osservatore Romano has argued in an editorial that a Coptic papyrus fragment, which appears to refer to a wife of Jesus, is “a fake.”The editorial notes that many...
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