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Today (10.09.07)

Today in the Diocese

   SAN ANGELO — Living Rosary, St. Joseph’s Church, 6:30 p.m.

Today’s Readings

Jonah 3:1-10
Psalm 130:1-4, 7-8
Luke 10:38-42

Today’s Headlines from Catholic News Service

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Today (10.04.07)

Today in the Diocese

No diocesan wide events

Necrology

Deacon Thomas Lambdin (1982)

Today’s Readings

Sirach 50:1-1, 3-4, 6-7
Psalm 16:1-2, 5, 7-8, 11
Galatians 6:14-18
Matthew 11:25-30

Today’s Headlines from Catholic News Service

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Archbishop O’Brien calls it ‘an honor’ to lead historic archdiocese

BALTIMORE (CNS) — A joyous crowd of about 2,000 people filled the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen in Baltimore Oct. 1 to celebrate the installation of Archbishop Edwin F. O’Brien as the 15th archbishop of Baltimore. In a ceremony rich with tradition, Archbishop O’Brien called it “an honor and a privilege” to serve as the spiritual leader of more than 500,000 Catholics in the archdiocese. “Whatever I am, and all that I have I give to you,” he said in a homily that was interrupted several times by applause. “And until that day when he calls me to judgment, I will seek to serve you with the wholehearted love of Jesus Christ.” He succeeds Cardinal William H. Keeler, who retired after heading the archdiocese for 18 years. Eight cardinals and nearly 70 archbishops and bishops from across the country and around the world attended the ceremony. More than 400 priests and 62 deacons joined the bishops in an opening procession that lasted more than 30 minutes.

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Milwaukee archbishop prays that jurists will respect all human life

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The belief that God created humanity with a special dignity is a cornerstone of Judeo-Christian tradition and has shaped the United States since its founding, said Milwaukee Archbishop Timothy M. Dolan at the 54th annual Red Mass in Washington. Continue reading

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Festival Season

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C.V. Pickett, left, Eloy Rodriguez and Kenneth Dye, of St. Therese Parish in Carlsbad, work to prepare sausage for the combined Fall Festival at Carlsbad’s St. Therese and St. Paschal in Sterling City Sept. 16        Photo courtesy Ginger Bruton/St. Therese

Watch for more festival photos in the October West Texas Angelus, in mailboxes next week.

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Pope asks world to come to aid of quake victims in Peru

By Catholic News Service

VATICAN CITY — Pope Benedict XVI called on the world community to come to the aid of those affected by a deadly earthquake that struck the coast of Peru.

In a telegram sent to bishops of the dioceses affected by the magnitude 7.9 temblor, the Vatican’s secretary of state, Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, said the pope was deeply saddened upon hearing the news of the quake, which hit Aug. 15 and left more than 300 people dead and more than 1,300 injured. The hardest-hit areas were south of Lima.

The Vatican released a copy of the telegram Aug. 16.

The pope offered his prayers and condolences for all those affected by the quake and urged “institutions and people of good will to offer the needed aid to victims out of charity and a spirit of Christian solidarity.”

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Today (08.16.07)

No events in diocese today

Necrology

August 15 — Rev. Sam Homsey, C.PP.S. (2004)

Today’s Readings

Joshua 3:7-11, 13-17
Psalm 114:1-6
Matthew 18:2119:1

Today’s Headlines from CNS

U.S.

Bill aims to make motherhood easier for college students

WASHINGTON (CNS) — As the debate rages on about whether abortion should be restricted or made more available, Feminists for Life sees clearly that abortion is a choice that no woman wants to make. Members of the organization were on Capitol Hill Aug. 14 to explain their support for the Elizabeth Cady Stanton Pregnant and Parenting Student Services Act of 2007, which was reintroduced to both houses of Congress this year. This bill would establish programs at universities to support pregnant college women, so they don’t have to make the difficult choice between their education and parenting a child. The organization also introduced five women who shared their stories and will tour the country visiting college campuses to spread the organization’s message that “women deserve better than abortion,” said Serrin Foster, president of Feminists for Life.

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Shortage of management talent could hamper nonprofits, speaker says

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Nonprofit organizations will face a serious shortage of senior leaders in the next decade unless efforts are made now to recruit and retain outstanding managers, a consultant to nonprofits told the National Leadership Roundtable on Church Management. Thomas J. Tierney, chairman and co-founder of Continue reading

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Benedict says year will be dedicated to St. Paul

By John Thavis
Catholic News Service

ROME (CNS) — Pope Benedict XVI announced a special jubilee year dedicated to St. Paul, saying the church needs modern Christians who will imitate the apostle’s missionary energy and spirit of sacrifice.

The pope said the Pauline year will run from June 28, 2008, to June 29, 2009, to mark the approximately 2,000th anniversary of the saint’s birth.

He made the announcement while presiding over a vespers service at the Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls in Rome June 28, the eve of the feast of Sts. Peter and Paul, patron saints of Rome. Continue reading

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After Vatican criticism, Amnesty defends new policy on abortion

By Simon Caldwell
Catholic News Service

LONDON (CNS) — Amnesty International has defended its new policy on abortion after a Vatican official said Catholics might need to withdraw their financial support of the organization.

“Amnesty International’s position is not for abortion as a right but for women’s human rights to be free of fear, threat and coercion as they manage all consequences of rape and other grave human rights violations,” said Kate Gilmore, the London-based executive deputy secretary-general of the international human rights organization.

“Ours is a movement dedicated to upholding human rights, not specific theologies,” she said in a statement June 14. “It means that sometimes the secular framework of human rights that Amnesty International upholds will converge neatly with the standpoints of certain faith-based communities; sometimes it will not.” Continue reading

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