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October - December 2012


20th December 2012:  Pope Benedict XVI writes article for 'The Financial Times' 

20th December 2012:  Pope declares new "Servants of God"> - first step on way to sainthood - includes Servant of God, Pope Paul VI

19th December 2012:  Study finds 84% of world have religious affiliation 

12th December 2012:  Pope Benedict XVI sends his first Twitter message.  Join him @Pontifex

11th December 2012:  Pope appoints new Apostolic Nuncio to Australia - Archbishop Paul Gallagher - English born member of the Vatican diplomatic service 

30th November 2012:  Prefect of Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith says that seeing Vatican II as a 'rupture' is heresy 

29th November 2012:  Holy See comments on Palestine vote in the General Assembly of the United Nations

29th November 2012:  The Pope is on Twitter 

21st November 2012:  Anglican Church in England (C of E) votes against the ordination of women as bishops 

20th November 2012:  publication of the third book in the series on Jesus by Joseph Ratzinger - Pope Benedict XVI 

16th November 2012:  coming Consistory to increase numbers of College of Cardinals 

15th November 2012:  Nigerian archbishop stresses peacemaking after latest church bombing by radical Muslim group 

12th November 2012:  Pope visits aged care facility and talks of his own ageing 

12th November 2012:  Message of congratulations from Vatican to new Archbishop of Canterbury elect 

9th November 2012:  Bishop Justin Welby named as next Archbishop of Canterbury

7th November 2012:  Pope speaks of finding faith in a secular world

1st November 2012:  Catholic Catechism praised by US bishops as great tool for Year of Faith 

31st October 2012:  the Church is the place where the faith is transmitted - it's not just a personal thing - Pope 

29th October 2012:  the new Evangelisation applies to the whole of Church life - Pope 

26th October 2012:  full text of the message from the Synod for the New Evangelisation 

26th October 2012:  from Rome, Cardinal George Pell of Sydney speaks of the challenges to evangelisation 

26th October 2012:  final communique on the Synod on the New Evangelisation 

25th October 2012:  schismatic Society of St Pius X expels Bishop Richard Williamson 

24th October 2012:  Pope calls consistory for creation of 6 new Cardinals 

19th October 2012:  At Rome Synod, Cardinal George Pell speaks of struggle between good and evi

19th October 2012:  Archbishop Gomez of Los Angeles on how best to reach out to Youth 

19th October 2012:  relic of Blessed John Paul II being taken to Lourdes 

18th October 2012:  Bishop Anthony Fisher of Parramatta - speaking in Manchester England - says don't say medical costs by targeting the elderly 

18th October 2012:  Archbishop Costelloe of Perth speaks at Rome Synod on the New Evangelisation in Australia and some more here 

17th October 2012:  Pope will conduct year-long teaching series on restoring Faith 

17th October 2012:  Ignorance of the faith risks creating 'cafeteria Catholics' says Pope 

17th October 2012:  representatives from several Christian denominations address Synod on the New Evangelisation 

12th October 2012:  Pope greets thousands in St Peter's Square at beginning of Year of Faith 

12th October 2012:  'Aggiornamento' does not break from the Tradition, but extends it vitality 

11th October 2012:  at Year of Faith opening, Orthodox Patriarch Bartholomew I prays for unity 

11th October 2012:  in opening Year of Faith, Pope calls for return to Documents of Vatican II 

11th October 2012:  Anglican Primate Rowan Williams suggests Contemplation for means of reaching non-Christian world 

9th October 2012:  the inauguration of the Year of Faith & celebration of the 50th anniversary of Vatican II 

8th October 2012:  Pope Benedict inaugurates Synod of the New Evangelisation 

8th October 2012:  the butler is sentenced 

8th October 2012:  Pope says 'being tepid is the greatest danger for Christians' 

7th October 2012:  It has been learned through parish bulletins in the affected parishes that the following temporary transfers are to take effect from 12th October:

  • Rev Father James Griffin:  Administrator Pro Tem - Grafton & South Grafton
  • Rev Father Paul McDonald:  Administrator Pro Tem - Kingscliff
  • Rev Father Peter Wood:  Assistant Priest - Grafton & South Grafton

5th October 2012:  Shanghai's priests and nuns forced to attend government propaganda classes

Plenary Indulgence for the Year of Faith - commencing 11/10/12 

SYNOD OF BISHOPS begins Sunday 7th October:  

5th October 2012:  presentation of the Synod on the New Evangelisation 

4th October 2012:  Pope entrusts Year of Faith and Synod to Mary 

1st October 2012:  first hearing in the 'Vatileaks' trial 






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