Rockville Centre diocese converts newspaper to monthly magazine

Rockville Centre, N.Y., Oct 5, 2012 / 04:28 am (CNA).- Facing financial challenges, New York’s Diocese of Rockville Centre is converting its weekly newspaper The Long Island Catholic into a subscription-based monthly magazine, Bishop William Murphy of Rockville Centre announced Oct. 2.Sean Dolan, director of communications, said the diocese hopes that readers will “enjoy the new diocesan magazine and support it enthusiastically.”He said the magazine will be a resource for … [Read more...]

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Indiana priest missing in Greece after warning family

Indianapolis, Ind., Oct 5, 2012 / 02:07 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The family of Indiana priest Father Christiaan Kappes and the Archdiocese of Indianapolis are concerned about his apparent disappearance in Greece.“We are praying for the well-being of Father Kappes and his family and for Father Kappes’ safe return to the United States,” the archdiocese said Oct. 4. “We are concerned that Father Kappes’ family has not been able to contact him in recent days. The … [Read more...]

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‘Pro-choice terrorist’ sentenced for death threats against pro-lifers

New York City, N.Y., Oct 5, 2012 / 12:42 am (CNA).- A self-described “pro-choice terrorist” on Wednesday was sentenced to 41 months in federal prison for his 2010 internet death threats against pro-life leaders like Fr. Frank Pavone and Princeton University law professor Robert P. George.Theodore Shulman, 51, was sentenced to 41 months in prison in Manhattan federal court. He will also face three years of supervised release, the Federal Bureau of Investigation said.“I … [Read more...]

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San Francisco’s new archbishop seeks to rebuild God’s house

San Francisco, Calif., Oct 4, 2012 / 05:48 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- At his installation Mass in San Francisco, Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone encouraged a renewal of the Church in the footsteps of St. Francis of Assisi, the city's patron. “It was St. Francis' personal holiness which led the renewal of the Church,” he underscored. The new archbishop was the main celebrant at a Mass was said the afternoon of Oct. 4 at the Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption. He was … [Read more...]

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Presidential debate reflects Catholic concerns over economy

Washington D.C., Oct 4, 2012 / 05:38 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Economic issues dominated the discussion at the first presidential debate of the election season, reflecting the widespread concern among Catholics, along with other American voters, about the national economy.Frank Newport, editor in chief of Gallup, told CNA that when American voters are asked to rank election issues in order of importance, “the economy swamps everything else.”Oct. 3 marked the first presidential … [Read more...]

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Pro-life group charges court bias in Costa Rica IVF case

San José, Costa Rica, Oct 4, 2012 / 05:03 pm (CNA).- A local pro-life group claims the Inter-American Human Rights Court compromised its impartiality by voicing pro-abortion views ahead of an upcoming ruling on Costa Rica's in-vitro fertilization ban. The Population Research Institute reported Sept. 27 that the Solidarity and Human Rights Institute has filed a complaint at the United Nations General Assembly against justices Margaret Macaulay, Alberto Perez and Diego Garcia … [Read more...]

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Ordination of 33 deacons fills St. Peter’s with joy

Vatican City, Oct 4, 2012 / 04:25 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Thirty-three new deacons from Rome’s North American College were ordained Oct. 4 at a ceremony in St. Peter’s Basilica, bringing both excitement and joy to the men.“This is really a wonderful day for the Church and certainly for the College, too, and for myself,” said college rector, Monsignor James F. Checchio in remarks to CNA after the ordinations.“The men who laid down their lives in service of the … [Read more...]

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