Archive of March 29, 2009

Bishops’ new guidelines condemn Reiki therapy as ‘superstition’

Mar 29, 2009 - 07:11 pm .- The U.S. bishops have published a new evaluation of the Reiki therapy. Calling the Japanese form of alternative medicine comparable to “superstition,” the evaluation describes its practice as being without support in Christian belief, unscientific and inappropriate for Catholic institutions.

Thirty U.S. dioceses now participating in clergy leadership program

Mar 29, 2009 - 06:16 pm .- The Catholic Leadership Institute has announced that its new partnership with the Diocese of Joliet, Illinois means that thirty U.S. dioceses have now partnered with the institute in its clergy leadership development program.

Byzantine singing compared to ‘conversation with God’

Mar 29, 2009 - 01:37 pm .- For Byzantine Catholics, the chance to participate in liturgy is an opportunity to experience heaven on earth, according to John Michalski, the cantor at St. Nicholas of Myra Byzantine Catholic Church in Anchorage.

Pope Benedict praises sacrifices of African missionaries

Mar 29, 2009 - 11:22 am .- With thousands of faithful gathered in St. Peter’s Square for the Angelus prayer on Sunday, Pope Benedict XVI spoke of the joy of the African Church he experienced during his recent trip to Cameroon and Angola. He expressed his thanks to God and to the Church in Africa, noting the fruitfulness of the work of missionaries who live in those lands.

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