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Headlines for October 01, 2012

Released Monday, Oct. 1

Vatileaks trial opens; Pope's secretary to testify CWN - October 1, 2012

A Vatican tribunal granted one defense motion and denied another in the opening session of the “Vatileaks” trial of Paolo Gabriele. Gabriele, the former valet to Pope Benedict XVI, is charged...

In Red Mass homily, prelate recalls St. Thomas More CWN - October 1, 2012

Preaching at the Archdiocese of Washington’s annual Red Mass, which invokes the Holy Spirit’s blessings upon the upcoming judicial year, Archbishop Timothy Broglio recalled St. Thomas More. “The...

Rejoice at the good in other faiths, Pope tells audience CWN - October 1, 2012

Catholics should rejoice at the good works done by non-Catholics, Pope Benedict XVI told his Angelus audience on Sunday, September 30. Reflecting on the day’s reading from the Gospel of St. Mark,...

L'Osservatore editorial: Coptic papyrus is probably fake CWN - October 1, 2012

The Vatican newspaper L’Osservatore Romano has argued in an editorial that a Coptic papyrus fragment, which appears to refer to a wife of Jesus, is “a fake.” The editorial notes that many...

Pope’s pilgrimage to Loreto will be his 9th CWN - October 1, 2012

On October 4, Pope Benedict will make a pilgrimage to Loreto to entrust to the Blessed Mother the upcoming Year of Faith and Synod of Bishops on the New Evangelization. On October 4, 1962, Blessed...

Pope pleads for peace in Congo CWN - October 1, 2012

Pope Benedict XVI pleaded for peace in the Democratic Republic of Congo during his public audience on Sunday, September 30. The eastern region of the African nation has been torn by fighting...

Pope to write message about social networks CWN - October 1, 2012

The Holy See has announced that the theme for the 47th World Communications Day will be “social networks: portals of truth and faith, new spaces for evangelization.” Pope Benedict’s message for...

Reduce public access to Sistine Chapel, Italian critic urges CWN - October 1, 2012

An Italian writer has touched off a lively debate by suggesting that the Vatican should limit access to the Sistine Chapel to protect the artwork from “drunken herds” of tourists. Pietro Citati,...

Pope thanks officials at Castel Gandolfo CWN - October 1, 2012

Pope Benedict gathered with religious and civil officials at Castel Gandolfo, his summer residence, to thank them for their assistance during his time of “study, prayer, and rest” there. “In the...

Laos: Christian ministers arrested in government crackdown CWN - October 1, 2012

Authorities in Laos have arrested 3 Protestant ministers in a crackdown on religious groups. Human-rights groups report that Protestant leaders face “harsh prison conditions” in Laos, where they...

Protestant leader battered by Muslim mob in Pakistan CWN - October 1, 2012

A Protestant prelate was battered into unconsciousness by a Muslim mob that attacked his church outside Lahore on September 28, threatening to kill Christians in retaliation against the release of...

Israeli envoy hopes for quick accord with Vatican on diplomatic pact CWN - October 1, 2012

A newly appointed Israeli ambassador to the Vatican has said that he hopes for a quick conclusion of talks leading to a diplomatic accord between his nation and the Holy See. Zion Evrony, a...

Leading Canadian prelate emphasizes New Evangelization CWN - October 1, 2012

As the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops concluded its fall meeting, the conference’s president spoke to Vatican Radio about the importance of the new evangelization. “What the bishops want...

Slim chances remaining for reconciliation of SSPX? CWN - October 1, 2012

Hopes for a reconciliation of the Society of St. Pius X (SSPX) with the Vatican have faded, according to a Reuters analysis. Bishop Bernard Fellay, the head of the SSPX, has not yet formally...

Catholic Medical Association says male-female marriage important [CORRECTED] CWN - October 1, 2012

The Catholic Medical Association (CMA) has adopted a resolution calling upon American political leaders to protect marriage, citing “the best available published scientific evidence” that shows...

USCCB: October prayer initiatives for respect for life, religious liberty CWN - October 1, 2012

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has issued a Holy Hour for Life and Religious Liberty for use during the month of October to complement its recently announced special Mass and...

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