Catholic students host ‘HopeKids Day’ for terminally-ill

Scottsdale, Ariz., Nov 24, 2012 / 03:07 pm (CNA).- Kids can still hope in the future, even if a life-threatening illness makes that future uncertain at best. Just ask Joel.The 2-year-old from Holland was in an Arizona hospital Nov. 8 for treatment. He faces stage 4 neuroblastoma and the treatment success rate is not as strong back home.Two days later, Joel still had a tube in his nose. That didn’t stop him from smiling big during a pony ride at the third annual “HopeKids … [Read more...]

Pope Benedict creates six non-European cardinals

Vatican City, Nov 24, 2012 / 12:22 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Benedict XVI presided over the creation of six new cardinals Nov. 24, and in a unusual occurrence, none of them were European.The consistory took place at 11 a.m. on Saturday in St. Peter’s Basilica and involved bishops from the United States, Lebanon, India, Nigeria, Colombia and the Philippines. During the ceremony, the men all received rings from the Pope and made vows to him.Pope Benedict XVI asked the new cardinals to … [Read more...]

Tulsa diocese celebrates Year of Faith with rich variety

Tulsa, Okla., Nov 24, 2012 / 06:22 am (CNA).- The Diocese of Tulsa has big plans for the Year of Faith and is crowning its efforts with a “bucket list.”“The idea of the bucket list is to encompass a lot of different aspects of the faith, as well as advertising some of the things our diocese has,” Erik Grayless, chairman of the diocesan committee on the Year of Faith, told CNA in an Oct. 2012 interview.It is “a list of spiritual activities you will want to … [Read more...]