Archive of November 28, 2008

Inter-religious dialogue 'a grace or a risk?' asks Vatican official

Nov 28, 2008 - 10:14 pm .- The president of the Pontifical Council for Inter-religious Dialogue, Cardinal Jean Louis Tauran, said this week that the predominance of religion in today’s world means inter-religious dialogue is at once a grace and a risk, which must be assumed coherently by Christians, without renouncing or covering up their faith in the search for the common good.  

Russian Catholic Church working toward financial independence

Nov 28, 2008 - 06:20 pm .- The Catholic bishops of Russia met yesterday in Germany with various Church aid agencies to discuss the areas of need that the Church in Russia has and to formulate plans to eventually make the Russian Church financially self sufficient.

Andrew Greeley now in fair condition after recovery from fall

Nov 28, 2008 - 05:08 pm .- Father Andrew Greeley, the Chicago columnist and bestselling novelist who recently suffered a severe head injury, is now recovering at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago.

Flight of Christians from Iraq is destabilizing the Middle East, archbishop says

Nov 28, 2008 - 04:12 pm .- Archbishop Louis Sako said this week, “Iraq without Christians is a poorer country.  It would be disastrous for peaceful coexistence and for tolerance not only in Iraq but in all of the Middle East.”

Devotion to ‘saint death’ is useless, says Mexican archbishop

Nov 28, 2008 - 02:47 pm .- Archbishop Jose Ulises Macias Salcedo of Hermosillo said this week the devotion to “Saint Death” does not protect those who “pray” to him from anything and that those who believe in it are “badly misguided.”

L'Osservatore Romano launches 2009 calendar with 13 photos of John Paul II

Nov 28, 2008 - 01:12 pm .- The photo service of the Vatican daily, the L’Osservatore Romano, will issue a 2009 calendar on December 3 featuring thirteen photos of the Servant of God John Paul II.

Bishop's work to prevent illegal arms trade gains importance as conflicts flare up

Nov 28, 2008 - 12:54 pm .- The work of an English bishop in helping to regulate the trade in small arms and light weapons took on a new importance this week as the Vatican’s permanent observer to the U.N. spoke out about the need to prevent illegal arms trading.

Bishops of India strongly condemn terrorist attacks

Nov 28, 2008 - 12:44 pm .- The Bishops’ Conference of India has “unequivocally” condemned the terrorist attacks that have taken place in the city of Mumbai, calling them “one of the worst human tragedies of recent times.”

Placido Domingo presents album of songs drawn from JP II's poetry

Nov 28, 2008 - 11:26 am .- Described as the successful union of truth, goodness and beauty, Placido Domingo’s newest album is a tribute to Pope John Paul II that borrows its depth from the poetry of the late Pope. Mr. Domingo, Bishop Giampaolo Crepaldi and record company representatives unveiled the new work at the Vatican today.

Ohio Catholic University to feature Nativity scenes from around the world

Nov 28, 2008 - 06:11 am .- A Catholic university in Dayton, Ohio is displaying a unique Nativity scene complete with wise men, shepherds, the town butcher and even government spies.

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