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Just a year after Catholics began using the new English translation of the Roman Missal at Masses, the U.S. bishops agreed Nov. 13 to have work begin on a revision of the Liturgy of the Hours.
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In their mission to serve all people, Catholic health care facilities also must be vigilant in maintaining their Christian identity and protecting the life and dignity of the human person, said the head of the Pontifical Council for Health Care Ministry.
The U.S. bishops endorsed the sainthood cause of Dorothy Day, the co-founder of the Catholic Worker movement, who was famously quoted as saying, “Don’t call me a saint.
The Timmons, Ont., Diocese’s long wait for a new shepherd is now over with the Nov. 10 announcement of Pope Benedict’s appointment of Msgr. Serge Poitras.
Opponents of same-sex marriage demonstrate in Paris Nov. 18 against the French government’s draft law to legalize marriage and adoption for same-sex couples.
Palestinians take part in a prayer service to show solidarity with Gaza at a Catholic church in the West Bank village of Beit Jala Nov. 18.
The Second Vatican Council was followed quickly by an explosion of lay liturgical ministries. Prior to the council, the sanctuary of every church had been clearly demarcated from the main body of the church by the presence of a Communion rail.
As the years go by, it gets increasingly difficult to detect without research some of the shifts in thinking that occur in the documents of the Second Vatican Council. They have been part of us for so long and, indeed, a majority of today's Catholics have no recollection of the Church prior to the council.
Catholics from around the globe are playing a key role in building a health care system in the world's newest country.
SYDNEY – An Australian royal commission into the sexual abuse of children, which will include investigations into Catholics, is an opportunity "to separate fact from fiction," said Sydney Cardinal George Pell.