Category: News

A BIG SECRET: Pope, Bishops, Most Priests, Monks, and Nuns will Pray for the Conversion of the Jews This Sunday

In light of the inordinate amount of media attention given to the new Good Friday prayer for the conversion of the Jews, I would like to reveal a great secret. As we are constantly reminded, the new prayer in the … Continue reading

Is There More to This Story?

Gorbachev, a convert?  Why has he hidden it?  Where does he attend Mass?  What does he mean by “[arriving] at the Church” through St. Francis of Assisi? “It was through St. Francis that I arrived at the Church, so it … Continue reading

Greek Orthodox Leaders Call Civil Unions ‘Prostitution’

Moscow, Mar 19, 2008 / 11:59 pm (CNA).- Disappointment and questions have followed the cancellation of a meeting between Moscow’s new Catholic bishop and the Patriarch of Moscow, AsiaNews reports. Archbishop Paolo Pezzi, the new archbishop of the Moscow-based Archdiocese … Continue reading

Bin Laden: Pope Helps Anti-Islam Crusade

By PAUL SCHEMM CAIRO, Egypt (AP) – Osama bin Laden accused Pope Benedict XVI of helping in a “new Crusade” against Islam and warned of a “severe” reaction to European publications of cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad that insulted many … Continue reading

Vatican paper lauds film on Katyn massacre

Rome, Mar. 19, 2008 (CWNews.com) – The official Vatican newspaper has offered high praise for a film on the Katyn massacre. The Oscar-nominated film, entitled simply Katyn, is a story based on the historical realities of 1940, when Soviet troops … Continue reading

Vatican to Offer Conciliatory Note to Jews?

Or, so says Reuters News Service. They have it that the Secretary of State, Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, is going to author the note. Here’s the article by Reuters.

Revisiting Tolkien

This 2003 interview of the Vatican News Agency, Zenit, with author/historian, Bradley Birzer, is worth a read for fans of the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy. Read.

Mob of Hindu radicals attacks nuns, teenage girls

Mumbai, Mar 18, 2008 / 05:14 am (CNA).- A Hindu radical group on Saturday attacked two Catholic nuns and three teenage girls in a western Indian village as they prepared to hold a women’s educational program, UCA News reports. Sister … Continue reading

Catechumens Overcome Difficulties On Their Road To Baptism

CAMBODIA – PHNOM PENH (UCAN) — Catechumens in Cambodia commonly face challenges including family rejection, community ostracism and government unease.UCA News spoke with catechumens of St. Joseph Parish in Phsar Thoich, Phnom Penh, recently about their journey into the Church. … Continue reading