Bishops to consider sainthood cause of Dorothy Day

Baltimore, Md., Nov 13, 2012 / 02:04 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The U.S. bishops will vote this week on advancing the cause for the canonization of Dorothy Day, a 20th century Catholic social activist and tireless advocate for the poor. The move is being sought by Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan, Archbishop of New York, as his archdiocese was Day's home from 1916 until her death in 1980. Ecclesiastical law requires that the bishop pursuing a canonization consult with his regional bishops' … [Read more...]

Nigerian Catholics respond to attack with prayer and fasting

Lagos, Nigeria, Nov 13, 2012 / 12:17 am (CNA).- After his parish in southern Nigeria was desecrated on Nov. 4, Monsignor Obiora F. Ike called on his parishioners to observe a week of prayer and penance. “Msgr. Ike has called for seven days of prayer, fasting, penance and reparation for the Christian faithfuls and for the conversion of these perpetrators,” according to a statement on his website. Around 2:00 a.m. on Nov. 4, attackers entered St. Leo the Great parish in Enugu, … [Read more...]

Papal nuncio: Catholic division undermines religious freedom

South Bend, Ind., Nov 12, 2012 / 07:08 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano has told the University of Notre Dame that there is a concrete “menace” to religious liberty in the U.S. that is advancing in part because some influential Catholic public figures and university professors are allied with those opposed to Church teaching. “Evidence is emerging which demonstrates that the threat to religious freedom is not solely a concern for non-democratic and … [Read more...]

Pope Benedict brings joy to ‘peers’ at elderly home

Rome, Italy, Nov 12, 2012 / 06:02 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Benedict visited fellow seniors at a home for the aged in Rome on Nov. 12, speaking to their needs and reminding all of them of the special role they play in this “time of sunset.” “I come among you as the Bishop of Rome, but also as an elder on a visit to his peers,” the Pope told residents of the Long Live the Elderly Home, a project of the charitable Community of Sant'Egidio. “I understand the … [Read more...]


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