November 30, 2011

#Occupychurch- Start of an American faith revolution?

When I tackled the ramifications of the new Roman Missal translation, I pondered what it would mean for ex-Catholics or “fallaway Catholics.” Of course, there has been a split amongst Catholics who do attend church about the translations, which were implemented last week after months of preparations. It took a gigantic amount of effort and...
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Vatican will not consider Annapolis healing case

Vatican experts have declined to consider the case of the apparent healing of an Annapolis woman as the miracle needed for the canonization of Blessed Francis X. Seelos, a 19th century Redemptorist priest who was pastor of St. Alphonsus in Baltimore, St. Mary in Annapolis and Ss. Peter and Paul in Cumberland.
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Catholic officials call for calm after Congo’s election violence

KINSHASA, Congo – Catholic officials called for calm after a tense day of polling in which violent incidents claimed the lives of nearly a dozen people during Congo’s presidential and legislative elections.
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Baltimore teacher packs suitcase, trust for mission to Ethiopia

It’s only slightly unsettling to Marie Prosser that she possesses a one-way ticket to Ethiopia.
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Pope urges international agreement on climate change

VATICAN CITY – Pope Benedict XVI urged international leaders to reach a credible agreement on climate change, keeping in mind the needs of the poor and of future generations.
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Parishes to mark feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe

The Archdiocese of Baltimore has marked the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary in recent years, but this year celebrations for the Dec. 12 feast will shift back to parishes that have a Hispanic ministry.
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Catholic seminary enrollment up, but numbers seen as only part of story

WASHINGTON – In his first months as rector of Theological College in Washington, Father Phillip J. Brown has been confronting a problem that the national diocesan seminary for the U.S. Catholic Church “has not had for a long time” - it is bursting at the seams.
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