A woman whose spouse died after 10 years fights for Washington state's Referendum 74 but keeps her Catholic identity.
Dioceses along the East Coast followed the government's lead and closed Monday and Tuesday for Hurricane Sandy.
The Tablet of London is reporting that German theologian Hans Küng says he will "withdraw from the big stage" in March when he turns 85. He wants to make "room for the next generation," The Tablet reports. Küng will also publish is third volume of memoirs next year.
The appointments weren't announced during the synod, so news only spread during the prelates' lunch break.
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Since 1997, Eleanor St. John has lived for the day when one of her greatest heroes would be recognized as a saint by the Catholic church -- Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha.
That year, St. John attended her first Tekakwitha Conference, named for the young maiden known as the "Lily of the Mohawks."
Blessed Kateri, the daughter of a Christian Algonquin mother and a Mohawk father in upstate New York, will be canonized Sunday at the Vatican by Pope Benedict XVI, along with several others. She will become the first Native American saint.
The Knights have contributed millions of dollars to several campaigns to stop the legalization of gay marriage, the report says.
Mexican Cardinal Juan Sandoval Iniguez said he sees "many possibilities here in the United States for vocations from the Spanish-speaking people," and urged priests and other church leaders to work for vocations among Hispanic Catholics.
"Go to the children, speak to the children" to cultivate new vocations, he said in an interview with The Record, newspaper of the Louisville Archdiocese.
He also had a message for Hispanic Catholics in the United States. "Don't lose your faith in Christ. Maintain yourselves inside the church," he said.
WASHINGTON — Pope Benedict XVI has named 60-year-old Archbishop Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R., secretary of the Vatican Congregation for Institutes for Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life, as archbishop of Indianapolis.
After a year of exile because of money management, Fr. Frank Pavone has placed himself back in the spotlight, just in time for elections.