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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

  • Oct 1 2014 - 2:41pm

    “Nothing like this has happened in Hong Kong before. I’m just praying that it won’t become like Tiananmen, the situation is similar in many ways.  We must pray this does not happen!” This is what Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun told me by phone from Hong Kong on the evening of October 1.

  • Oct 1 2014 - 12:58pm

    Catholics in the U.S. will mark the 2015 Year of Consecrated Life with special days to highlight prayer, service and community.

    The observances were announced Oct. 1 at a media conference in Washington, D.C., led by Bishop Michael Burbidge of Raleigh, N.C. Bishop Burbidge heads the U.S. bishops’ Committee on Clergy, Consecrated Life and Vocations.

    The U.S events are the national response to the Vatican-initiated yearlong celebration, set to begin the first weekend of Advent...