The October 2014 archive of Daily News

Liturgical items top agenda at USCCB general meeting in Baltimore

Posted by Kyle Eller

By Mark Pattison / Catholic News Service — Liturgical matters will take center stage on the agenda of action items at the fall general meeting of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, to be held Nov. 10-13 in Baltimore.

There will be five liturgical items up for consideration. All ... Read More »

Texas nurse released from NIH, thanks God and doctors for recovery

Posted by Kyle Eller

By Catholic News Service — Nina Pham, a Dallas nurse who was the first person known to have contracted the Ebola virus in the United States, thanked God, her family and her medical team for her recovery Oct. 24.

Pham held a news conference in Bethesda after she was ... Read More »

Hundreds flock to US shrine to celebrate first feast of St John Paul II

Posted by Kyle Eller

By Adelaide Mena/Catholic News Agency/EWTN News — Hundreds of pilgrims and faithful from all states of life flocked to the St. John Paul II Shrine in Washington, D.C., Wednesday to celebrate the late pope and recently canonized saint’s first universal feast day.

“To be able to celebrate in the ... Read More »

Pope Francis’ closing synod speech received with standing ovation

Posted by Kyle Eller

Catholic News Association/EWTN News — Pope Francis’ address at the conclusion of the Synod on the Family, delivered Saturday, was met with a four-minute standing ovation on the part of the bishops attending the Vatican meeting.

In the Oct. 18 speech, the pope thanked the bishops for their efforts, ... Read More »

Family synod midterm report stirs controversy among bishops

Posted by Kyle Eller

By Francis X. Rocca / Catholic News Service — The official midterm report from the Synod of Bishops, which uses strikingly conciliatory language toward divorced and remarried Catholics, cohabitating couples and same-sex unions, has proven highly controversial inside and outside the synod hall, with some synod fathers saying it ... Read More »

Don’t expect ‘sound bite solutions’ from synod, US cardinal says

Posted by Kyle Eller

By Elise Harris / Catholic News Agency-EWTN News — While there will not be any quick fixes unveiled at this year’s synod, a fair amount of talk can be expected on the application of the Church’s pastoral practice, predicted Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl of Washington.

“I think one of ... Read More »

Father Groeschel, beloved author, retreat master and preacher, dies

Posted by Kyle Eller

By Catholic News Service — Father Benedict J. Groeschel, who was a founder of the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal, a leading pro-life figure and popular author, retreat master and preacher, died Oct. 3 at St. Joseph’s Home for the elderly in Totowa after a long illness. He was 81.

“We are deeply saddened by the death of Father Benedict. He was an example to us all,” said Father John Paul Ouellette, who is also a Franciscan friar and the order’s community servant. CNS photo/Gregory A. ShemitzFather Benedict J. Groeschel, founder of the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal and a leading pro-life figure, is pictured in a 2008 photo. He died Oct. 3 at age 81 after a long ... Read More »

Vatican spurns UN child committee’s call for changes to canon law

Posted by Kyle Eller

Catholic News Association/EWTN News — The Holy See has rejected the United Nations’ Committee on the Rights of the Child’s call for changes to canon law, and has formally criticized the group for a “grave misunderstanding” of the Holy See’s sovereignty.

In a response released Sept. 26, the Holy ... Read More »

Bishop Paul Sirba: Pilgrimage linked us to the Risen Lord and the saints

Posted by Kyle Eller

Seventy-four pilgrims, two buses and a land rich in the story of the mercy of Jesus Christ. If the New Evangelization is about our encounter with the Risen Lord and our subsequent commission to share the Good News of Our Lord’s dying and rising with all we meet, then ... Read More »

125th anniversary

Posted by Kyle Eller

Today marks the 125th anniversary of the formation of the Diocese of Duluth, and a year-long observance begins this weekend with the Diocesan Assembly Oct. 4 and a special Mass celebrated by Bishop Sirba at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Rosary Oct. 5 at 4 p.m. There ... Read More »

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