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Diocese supports ban on students wearing rosaries

October 25, 2010

The Diocese of Colorado Springs, Colo., said it “does not oppose” a decision by some local public schools to ban rosaries from being worn as an accessory on top of students’ clothing.

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Christian girls targeted for violence in Pakistan

October 25, 2010

The Christian community in Pakistan was in shock at increasing episodes of violence and abuse targeted at young Christian girls, according to Fides, a Vatican missionary agency.

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Medieval mystic is model for finding God’s presence

October 25, 2010

Pope Benedict said the penitential path of a little-known medieval mystic offers modern men and women a lesson on discovering the presence of God in their lives.

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Priest tries to help poor Filipinos fight mining

October 25, 2010

The quest for minerals in the Philippines is taking its toll on the nation’s poorest residents — the indigenous population, said a Filipino priest who advocates on their behalf.

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Pope unveils agency for ‘new evangelization’

October 25, 2010

Pope Benedict unveiled a new Vatican agency to promote “new evangelization.

”Its job will be to combat the “de-Christianization” of countries that were first evangelized centuries ago.

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Bonds needed with Mideast Christians — Collins

October 25, 2010

The Catholic Church around the world needs to reach out to the churches in the Middle East and be a source of hope for its people, said Archbishop Thomas Collins of Toronto.

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Pope calls for major reforms to combat world hunger

October 25, 2010

Pope Benedict said persistent world hunger calls for global reforms that focus on long-term solutions as well as short-term emergency food aid.

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Poverty insults our humanity, says UN nuncio

November 1, 2010

The papal nuncio to the United Nations challenged the international community Oct. 21 to unite in a fight against global poverty, which he called “an insult to our common humanity.”

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Missionary outreach can transform world — pope

November 1, 2010

All Catholics are called to spread the good news of salvation and support the Church’s missionary mandate, Pope Benedict said on World Mission Sunday.

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Protection for refugees is lacking — bishop

November 1, 2010

The number of refugees is growing and resettlement space is shrinking, highlighting a need for international solutions, a Vatican official said.

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