Week of Prayer
and Fasting starts Saturday, Oct. 20
WASHINGTON — The International Week of Prayer and Fasting, a Catholic global movement, is launching its 20th-annual campaign Saturday, Oct. 20.
During the 18-day campaign, participants pray for the conversion of nations, the building of a culture of life and the promotion of peace throughout the world.
The campaign begins with an all-day Eucharistic Prayer Vigil at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C., from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 20.
For more information on the initiative, visit www.iwopf.org, call (888) 478-PRAY or email email@example.com.
Blessing of the Hands services planned at CVPH
PLATTSBURGH — The CVPH Medical Center’s Pastoral Care Department is celebrating Spiritual Care Week, Oct. 22 through 26, with a variety of activities including several Blessing of the Hands services.
Health-care workers are invited to participate in these blessings planned for Tuesday, Oct. 23, anytime between 7 and 7:30 a.m. and again between 2:30 and 3 p.m. in the Interfaith Chapel. On Thursday, Oct. 25, the Blessing of the Hands will take place in the R5 Solarium between 7 and 8 a.m. and 2:30 and 3:30 p.m.
Other activities include an information table outside the Medical Center’s cafeteria between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday, Oct. 22.
Vendor Fair to
AUSABLE FORKS — The annual Girls’ Day Out Vendor Fair to benefit Holy Name School Catholic education is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, at the school, 14207 Route 9N.
Favorite products and services will be for sale. There will also be door prizes, raffles and concession stands.
Admission is $2, and children age 12 and younger are free. For questions, call 647-8444.
Graham site deletes post calling Mormonism a cult
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association has removed language from its website referring to Mormonism as a cult following a visit by Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney to the minister’s home.
The Asheville Citizen-Times reported Wednesday that the association’s website has deleted an article from its website that listed Mormonism as a cult.
Graham chief of staff Ken Barun said the article was removed because the association did not wish to stoke a theological debate about something that had become politicized during the presidential campaign.
Romney visited the 93-year-old evangelist and his son, Franklin Graham, last week in Montreat prior to holding a campaign rally in nearby Asheville. The younger Graham has previously refused to say whether he thinks Romney is a Christian.