Catholics en Rethink 2014: Catholicism <p>Last March, the election of Pope Francis was announced with a billow of white smoke. Nine months later, the media remain in a papal haze. &nbsp;Time Magazine named Pope Francis its person of the year. Francis also topped Esquire's list of 2013's best-dressed men, and Buzzfeed&nbsp;jumped on the papal bandwagon with its list of <a href="">"The 19 Best Pope Francis Moments of 2013"</a>. Mon, 13 Jan 2014 18:37:53 +0000 Virginia Prescott 41745 at Rethink 2014: Catholicism Pope Francis: The People's Pope <p>Pope Benedict the 16th stunned the Catholic world in February <a href="">by announcing his retirement</a>: the first papal resignation in 700 years. And since the <a href="">election of Pope Francis</a> in March, the surprises have only continued: he’s the first Latin American pope, the first Jesuit, the first pope from the southern hemisphere. Tue, 10 Dec 2013 14:00:00 +0000 Laura Knoy 39814 at Pope Francis: The People's Pope New Hampshire Catholics Celebrate New Pope <p></p><p>Catholics held a special mass in Manchester Wednesday night to celebrate the selection of the new pope.</p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Parishioners gathered on short notice at St. Joseph’s Cathedral Wednesday night to commemorate the anointing of Jorge Mario </span>Bergoglio<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> as Pope Francis I.</span></p><p>Bishop Peter&nbsp;Labasci was on hand to lead the mass. He asked those in attendance to welcome the new pope and to pray for his success in leading the church.</p> Thu, 14 Mar 2013 05:06:21 +0000 Jonathan Lynch 23657 at New Hampshire Catholics Celebrate New Pope Diocese Of Manchester Hosting Special Mass Tonight To Celebrate New Pope <p>The Diocese of Manchester will hold a special mass at 6 this evening to celebrate the election of a new pope.</p><p></p><p>Bishop Peter Libasci will lead the mass at the Cathedral of St. Joseph in Manchester.</p><p>Diocese Spokesman Kevin Donovan says the announcement of a new pope comes very early, compared to previous elections.</p><p>“The earliest that a pope has been elected in 100s of years was on the first day, and this is the second day, so still fairly early, which means there was consensus early on among the electors, the cardinals, electing the pope.”</p> Wed, 13 Mar 2013 19:04:29 +0000 Michael Brindley 23628 at Diocese Of Manchester Hosting Special Mass Tonight To Celebrate New Pope New Hampshire Catholics And Their Hopes For A New Pope <p><span style='line-height: 200%; font-family: "Arial","sans-serif"; font-size: 12pt; mso-fareast-font-family: "Times New Roman"; mso-bidi-font-family: "Times New Roman"; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-fareast-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA;'>Catholic cardinals from around the world are meeting now, as the process of choosing a new leader gets underway at a time of tremendous upheaval for their church. We’ll find out what religious leaders and others in the Granite state are saying about this and what they think it means for the future.</span></p><p></p><p></p> Tue, 05 Mar 2013 14:00:00 +0000 Laura Knoy 23032 at New Hampshire Catholics And Their Hopes For A New Pope New Hampshire Catholic Schools Look To Boost Future Enrollment <p>This week is Catholic Schools Week. For students in New Hampshire Catholic schools, that means some unusual classroom activities, from food drives to snowman making festivals.</p><p>For faculty, though, it’s a chance to reflect on the state of the school district – and some of the challenges it faces, from enrollment issues to school safety to teaching Catholic positions on social issues that may no longer be held by the majority of Americans.</p> Thu, 31 Jan 2013 22:42:58 +0000 Brady Carlson 21133 at Bishop Peter Libasci of the Diocese of Manchester <p>We sit down with Bishop Peter Libasci, nearly one year after he took over as head of the Diocese of Manchester. We’ll talk with Bishop Libasci about what he&nbsp;hopes to achieve as leader of more than a quarter million New Hampshire Catholics.</p> Fri, 05 Oct 2012 13:00:00 +0000 Laura Knoy 14237 at Bishop Peter Libasci of the Diocese of Manchester New Hampshire Roman Catholics Have New Bishop <p>Nearly a thousand people packed into St Joseph&#39;s Cathedral to witness the installation of Peter Libasci as Manchester&#39;s tenth bishop.</p><p>Originally from Long Island, New York, Libasci was appointed to the position by Pope Benedict XVI in September of this year.</p><p>In his first address to the congregation, the newly instated Bishop thanked those in attendance, as well as other members of the church who were watching via television:</p> Thu, 08 Dec 2011 23:09:09 +0000 Jonathan Lynch 816 at New Hampshire Roman Catholics Have New Bishop