Daily Archives: November 2, 2007

Drive to canonize Blessed Damien takes major step

A major step toward the canonization of Blessed Damien de Veuster of Molokai, the famed minister to Hawaiian leprosy patients, was taken last month, reports the Hawaii Catholic Herald. A medical commission of the Vatican’s Congregation for Saints’ Causes said the … Continue reading

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Oakland’s soaring new cathedral to be dedicated next year

Construction of the soaring new Cathedral of Christ the Light in Oakland, Calif., is 75 percent complete, and so diocesan officials have set the date for its solemn dedication for next September, reports The Catholic Voice, Oakland’s diocesan newspaper.  Among … Continue reading

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This week in Origins

Another edition of Origins CNS Documentary Service is online and in the mail. Here’s what’s in the new edition dated Nov. 8: The “new evangelization” demands that the church first cover the psychological and sociological distances that separate it from the … Continue reading

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Bishop’s podcast explores prayer in daily life

Bishop John C. Wester of Salt Lake City has a new podcast available, courtesy of our friends at the Intermountain Catholic, his diocesan newspaper. The subject this time: Prayer, and how to integrate daily prayer into our busy lives.

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Have a happy ‘Día de los Muertos’

Today is “Día de los Muertos,” or Day of the Dead, and The Catholic Sun in Phoenix has an excellent explanation of what the day means for Latin American cultures. The lead paragraph of J.D. Long-García’s story sums it up: … Continue reading

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