Monthly Archives: October 2011


(From IOL News) Pope Benedict XVI on Saturday urged African bishops to fight the influence of witchcraft, followed by some but incompatible with the teachings of Christ, a Vatican statement said. “The heart of the baptised is sometimes shared between … Continue reading


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Did Bishop Finn Deserve Indictment?

Editorial note: for those, who are not yet informed of this incidence, this short report from Mirror of Justice might be useful: October 14, 2011 Bishop Finn indicted Kansas City bishop Robert Finn has been indicted for failing to report suspected … Continue reading

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Top Ten Ways to Have a Catholic Halloween

by Taylor Marshall This time of year introduces several debates. Among conservative Protestants it’s “Halloween or no Halloween?” which sometimes becomes “Halloween vs. Reformation Day,” the latter being the celebration of the Martin Luther’s posting of the 95 Theses on … Continue reading

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Peasant, priest, pope and people lover.

The Catholic Spirit Pope John XXIII signs the bull convoking the Second Vatican Council on Dec. 25, 1961. The document said modern society was advancing with technological and scientific progress for which there was no corresponding advance in morality. He … Continue reading

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Sunday Angelus: Pope offers prayers for victims of floods in Thailand and Italy

Pilgrims from around the world gathered in St. Peter’s Square this Sunday morning for the recitation of the Angelus prayer led by Pope Benedict XVI. Pope Benedict XVI prayed for the victims of recent flooding in Thailand and Italy. The … Continue reading

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Cardinal Pell: Carbon credits like medieval indulgences

Financial Post, Oct 26, 2011 – 11:05 PM ET Money should be spent on raising living standards, not the Kyoto Protocol By George Pell As a bishop who regularly preaches to congregations of every age and at widely different levels … Continue reading

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Biblical Reflection for the 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time A

When Christian Leadership Falls Short of Jesus’ Ideal By Father Thomas Rosica, CSB Today’s text from Matthew 23:1-12 comes from a very polemical chapter of the first Gospel. We learn once again of the bitter conflict between Pharisaic Judaism and … Continue reading

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Melkite archbishop urges Christians to support Jews and Palestinians

From Wiki: Elias Chacour (born November 29, 1939) is the Archbishop of Akko, Haifa, Nazareth and All Galilee of the Melkite Greek Catholic Church. Noted for his efforts to promote reconciliation between Arabs and Israelis, he is the author of … Continue reading

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Our Lady’s Saturday.

In the Mass of my youth, Saturday was always Our Lady’s Day, and has had great significance in Holy Church since Mediaeval times, a period of great Marian devotion which made each Saturday into a feast that honoured Our Lady. In … Continue reading

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How to Help the Holy Souls in Purgatory

From: The National Catholic Register. Author Susan Tassone notes the importance of prayer and offering Masses for the deceased.  by JOSEPH PRONECHEN – Courtesy of Susan Tassone Susan Tassone won’t admit it, but she is one of the experts on … Continue reading

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VATICAN CITY, 28 OCT 2011 (VIS) – This morning in the Vatican, the Holy Father received representatives of various religions, and of non-believers, who yesterday participated in the Day of reflection, dialogue and prayer for peace and justice in the … Continue reading

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VATICAN CITY, 28 OCT 2011 (VIS) – Shortly before 4 p.m. yesterday, the Holy Father and the heads of delegation left the convent of Santa Maria degli Angeli in Assisi, and walked in procession across the square in front of … Continue reading

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Vatican Document on Economics Draws Mixed Reviews

by EDWARD PENTIN From National Catholic Register VATICAN CITY — A new Vatican document that calls for the creation of a new global authority to regulate financial markets and a tax on financial transactions has been praised by some for … Continue reading

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USA: Statue of Jesus violates State-Church separation

Controversy has arisen over a monument built on public land. Those against say “It’s a religious icon”. Those in favour say “It’s part of our history, what harm does it do?” From Vatican Insider Mauro Pianta Turin It has been … Continue reading

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Full text of Pope’s speech in Assisi (Video)

2011-10-27 16:16:00 Full text of Pope’s speech in Assisi: “The Catholic church will not let up in her fight against violence, in her commitment for peace in the world”.  Dear Brothers and Sisters, Distinguished Heads and Representatives of Churches, Ecclesial … Continue reading

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