From The Australian, we learn that “Pope Benedict XVI has risked a renewed rift with the Muslim world by baptising a converted Muslim born journalist who describes Islam as intrinsically violent and characterised by ‘hate and intolerance’ rather than ‘love … Continue reading
On behalf of all the religious and staff at Saint Benedict Center, I wish you and your families a holy, grace-filled Triduum and a blessed Easter Sunday. All friends and benefactors will be in our prayers during these most holy … Continue reading
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
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
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
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
Denver, Mar 20, 2008 / 02:02 am (CNA).- The former state director of the Colorado Abstinence Education Program has attacked the media coverage of a recent Center for Disease Control (CDC) study about sexually transmitted diseases in teenage girls as … Continue reading
The spokesman of the Chinese foreign ministry responds to the call for peace issued yesterday by Benedict XVI: no tolerance for criminals. To AsiaNews, the Tibetan prime minister expresses gratitude and appreciation for the words of the pontiff. Full story … Continue reading
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
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.
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.
Yes, the games must go on. Just look the other way. Run, jump, swim, play ping-pong, and go for the gold. The U.S. State Department is paving the way in whitewashing the ongoing atrocities of the People’s Republic of China … Continue reading
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
A BBC spokesman said, “We are not seeking to subvert or rewrite the Gospel narrative – we are just retelling it to bring it alive for a contemporary audience.” I would be better put: “A spokesman for Lucifer said, ‘etc. … Continue reading
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