Archive of October 18, 2013

Cardinal Dolan: humor comes from faith in providence

Oct 18, 2013 - 06:01 pm .- Faith and laughter abounded at the 68th annual Al Smith Dinner as comedian Stephen Colbert joked on politicians, big and small, the Pope, and Cardinal Dolan, and the cardinal made a few reflections of his own.

Vatican consultant to deliver lectures at Steubenville

Oct 18, 2013 - 04:05 pm .- Italian philosopher and statesman Rocco Buttiglione will deliver lectures at Franciscan University of Steubenville this month, beginning by discussing his friendship with Blessed John Paul II.

Malaysian court bars non-Muslims from using term 'Allah'

Oct 18, 2013 - 11:21 am .- An appeals court in Malaysia has prohibited non-Muslims from using the word “Allah” to refer to deities, even though it is the standard Malay term for “god.”

After 30 years of growth, Vatican's CTV looks to the future

Oct 18, 2013 - 10:23 am .- During the anniversary celebrations of the Vatican's CTV network, leaders within the organization expressed great hopes for the future, and shared their vision of what it might hold.

Elderly priests, sisters are 'true shrines of holiness,' Pope says

Oct 18, 2013 - 09:00 am .- During his daily Mass homily Pope Francis reflected on various biblical figures who experienced difficulty in their old age, and encouraged those present not to forget the elderly.

Vatican's CTV marks 30 years of service to the Church

Oct 18, 2013 - 05:23 am .- The Vatican's leading television network commemorated the 30th anniversary of their foundation by hosting a symposium in Rome in which many experts in television broadcasting were present.

Beauty, art have crucial role in evangelization, priest reflects

Oct 18, 2013 - 04:03 am .- Benefactors of the Vatican Museums who have recently gathered in Rome stressed that art is pivotal in the task of bringing God to secular society.

Monks in Louisiana win lengthy fight to sell caskets

Oct 18, 2013 - 02:03 am .- After a long legal fight, the U.S. Supreme Court has let stand a lower court ruling that Benedictine monks in Louisiana have the right to sell their handmade wooden caskets to the public.

Book on Pope Francis to illuminate his context, background

Oct 18, 2013 - 12:05 am .- Austen Ivereigh, author of an upcoming book on Pope Francis, says it will help explain the Pope's pastoral approach to North Americans and Europeans, who may not understand his Latin American roots.

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