The federal trial against Fr. Shawn Ratigan, a priest of the Kansas City-St. Jospeh diocese who is accused of child pornography, has been continued until June 4, 2012, reports the AP.
For those who follow the Crystal Cathedral news ...
The Christian Science Monitor reports:
The Crystal Cathedral has endorsed selling its sprawling campus to a university as part of a bankruptcy reorganization plan, church officials said Wednesday.
The church's board of directors has backed Chapman University's offer to buy the property if the church is unable to raise enough money to avoid a sale, the church said in a written statement.
Under the plan, the church would be able to continue to use a number of buildings on the Garden Grove campus and possibly repurchase them at a later date.
Read more of the story here.
On this day in 1858, Theodore Roosevelt was born "in a brownstone house on Twentieth Street in New York City. A re-creation of the original dwelling, now operated by the National Park Service, replicates the tranquility of Roosevelt's earliest years. His father, Theodore Roosevelt Sr., was a prosperous glassware merchant, and was one of the wealthy old Knickerbocker class, whose Dutch ancestors had been living on Manhattan Island since the 1640s. His mother, Martha Bulloch, was reputedly one of the loveliest girls to have been born in antebellum Georgia. Together the parents instilled in their eldest son a strong sense of family loyalty and civic duty, values that Roosevelt would himself practice, and would preach from the bully pulpit all of his adult life."
A new 10-part video series on the Catholic faith titled "Catholicism" began airing in October on about 70 public television stations around the country.
The U.S. bishops are taking their new effort to protect religious freedom to Congress.
Bishop William Lori, head of the Bridgeport, Conn., diocese and chair of the bishops' new ad hoc committee on religious liberty, is set to testify this afternoon before the House of Representatives subcommittee that deals with issues of constitutional rights.
On this day we celebrate the feast of Blessed Celine Borzecka (1833-1913), Foundress of the Congregation of the Sisters of the Resurrection.
"The Congregation of the Sisters of the Resurrection was founded in Rome in 1891 by a widow, Celine Borzecka, and her daughter, Hedwig. The formation of the Congregation was the first time in the history of the Catholic Church that a religious community of women was founded by a mother and daughter."
--from the web site of the Castleton, New York, Congregation of the Sisters of the Resurrection.
Letter: Response by Bishop William Morris to the Australian Catholic Bishops Statement of 22 October 2011. This link opens a pdf document.
AP Exclusive: Exodus as pope's Legion of Christ reform lags. Disillusioned members are leaving the movement in droves.
A round up of opinions: Does Pope Benedict support Occupy Wall Street?
One man's opinion: The Pope, Chaplain to Occupy Wall Street? Rubbish by George Weigel
Why was the U.S. so special in the 1970s to get experimental privileges to sometimes have both kinds of Communion available?
Well, it was and it wasn't.
The Simpson Center at Loyola University in Chicago (Lake Shore Campus) is hosting a symposium on women deacons Thursday October 27 4-6 p.m.
Susan A. Ross, professor of theology at Loyola will chair a panel with Gary Macy of Santa Clara University, William T. Ditewig, a deacon from Monterey, and Phyllis Zagano, an NCR columnist and senior research associate-in-residence at Hofstra University. For more details, read this.
Macy, Ditewig and Zagano will be launching their book Women Deacons: Past, Present, Future.
The event will also mark the opening of The Phyllis Zagano Papers at the Loyola Women & Leadership Archives.
"This day is called the feast of Crispian . . ."
Click here to see Sir Lawrence Olivier delivering the St. Crispin's Day speech from Henry V.