Monthly Archives: October 2012

Inside the synod: Small groups consider final propositions

By Bishop Gerald F. Kicanas One in a series Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012 VATICAN CITY — Today was spent in our language groups meticulously considering each of the 57 propositions presented to the synod yesterday. All synod fathers have an … Continue reading

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Inside the synod: Ideas for implementing the new evangelization

By Bishop Gerald F. Kicanas One in a series Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012 VATICAN CITY —  The synod recessed on Saturday afternoon and only returned to session on Tuesday. In the interim the rapporteurs,  those elected to serve as secretaries of … Continue reading

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After two years and 7,500 dead, cholera still plagues Haiti

Hundreds of Haitian demonstrators took to the streets of Port-au-Prince, Haiti’s capital, Oct. 20, calling for the United Nations to withdraw all of its troops from the country. The vocal demonstration came days before the second anniversary of the outbreak of … Continue reading

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Inside the synod: Deliberating on the new evangelization, and applause for a young catechist

By Bishop Gerald F. Kicanas One in a series Friday, Oct. 19, 2012 VATICAN CITY — Bishop Shlemon Warduni, Chaldean auxiliary bishop of Baghdad, Iraq, reflected on today’s reading at our morning prayer. I came to know Bishop Warduni when … Continue reading

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Youth merge marketing & new media to spotlight their newest saint

VATICAN CITY — Move over Flat Stanley, there’s a new kid in town. His name is “Pedrito” and his goal is to reach the four corners of the Earth, helping people learn about the Catholic faith and get closer to … Continue reading

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Brooklyn bishop off to Haiti to see reconstruction progress

Auxiliary Bishop Octavio Cisneros of Brooklyn, N.Y., will get his first look at church-led reconstruction in Haiti when he visits several projects next week. He will be representing the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops during his Oct. 22-25 visit to … Continue reading

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Inside the synod: Auditors speak, Christian/Islam concerns, and Cardinal Wuerl sums up the synod so far

By Bishop Gerald F. Kicanas One in a series Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012 VATICAN CITY — The preacher for today’s prayer opening the synod’s day was Bishop Edward Hilboro Kussala, the first bishop of the new country of South Sudan. … Continue reading

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