Knights Sponsor Prayer for
NEW HAVEN, Conn. — The Knights of Columbus will sponsor a “spiritual pilgrimage” with Pope Benedict XVI as he travels to Turkey Nov. 28 - Dec. 1. Knights, their families and all Catholics are being asked to pray daily for the Holy Father during the trip.
The Knights will
pray for the Pope’s intentions beginning Nov. 26. In addition, the Knights of
Columbus will print and distribute cards with a special prayer written by the
order’s chaplain, Bishop William Lori of
Those joining the spiritual pilgrimage are asked to say the prayer each day during the Pope’s trip. The prayer asks that Pope Benedict’s visit will bring about “deeper ties of understanding, cooperation and peace among Roman Catholics, the Orthodox and those who profess Islam.”
Texan to Become Youngest U.S. Bishop
WASHINGTON — Msgr. Daniel Flores, rector of Corpus Christi Cathedral in
Corpus Christi, Texas, has been named an auxiliary bishop of Detroit by Pope
Benedict XVI. Archbishop Pietro Sambi,
apostolic nuncio to the
Flores, 45, is to be ordained a bishop Nov. 29 at Blessed Sacrament Cathedral
Detroit Cardinal Adam Maida indicated the new auxiliary’s ministry will include a special focus on Hispanic concerns.
Chaplains Working to Bring Peace to Soldiers
Military chaplains share in that heart-pounding anxiety every soldier feels in a war zone — the constant fear of being killed on the ground by gunfire, mortar fire or a roadside bomb or in the air by anti-aircraft fire. But they also specialize in helping military personnel find the peace they need to risk their lives in battle.
“In war, you must be at peace with God,” said Father Joseph Orlandi, a U.S. Army colonel who recently returned to his post as pastor of St. Michael Parish in Paterson, N.J. “You don’t know if you are going to come back alive,” he told The Beacon, newspaper of the Paterson Diocese.
During the past
year at Bagram Air Force Base in