Monthly Archives: October 2012

Cardinal’s peace efforts lauded by interfaith understanding organization

Between fall trips to Africa and South America, Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick , the technically “retired” archbishop of Washington, stopped long enough in Washington to be honored Oct. 10 for Extraordinary Commitment to Peace by an organization that’s itself an active … Continue reading

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Inside the synod: Worries about the Middle East, and enhancing our means of communication

By Bishop Gerald F. Kicanas One in a series Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012 VATICAN CITY — The work of the synod continues but another gift of this time together is the opportunity to build fraternity among those participating in the synod. … Continue reading

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CRS explains how it upholds Catholic teaching, values

Catholic Relief Services, the U.S. bishops’ overseas aid and development agency, has explained — once again — that it upholds Catholic teaching as a pro-life organization “dedicated to preserving the sacredness and dignity of human life from conception to natural … Continue reading

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Inside the synod: Modern-day martyrs can transform the faith

By Bishop Gerald F. Kicanas One in a series Monday, Oct. 15, 2012 VATICAN CITY — The synod fathers returned after a welcome free day. Interventions continue. Bishops speak from their experience and the realities in their dioceses. The most … Continue reading

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YouTube makes its synod debut — clip gives rise to objections

UPDATE: Ghanaian Cardinal Peter Turkson, president of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, apologized to the synod members last night for having asked that the YouTube clip be shown. There are no written texts of the synod’s evening discussions, but Basilian … Continue reading

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Inside the synod: Seeing the life of the universal church through the eyes of other bishops

By Bishop Gerald F. Kicanas One in a series Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012 VATICAN CITY — One of the joys of the synod is the opportunity to meet bishops from other countries and experiences and to hear about the life … Continue reading

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Inside the synod: Evangelization by example, and lunch with the pope

By Bishop Gerald F. Kicanas One in a series Friday, Oct. 12, 2012 VATICAN CITY — Archbishop John Onaiyekan of Abuja in Nigeria, whose brother lives in the Diocese of Tucson, offered today’s reflection to begin our full day of interventions. … Continue reading

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