Daily Archives: November 18, 2011

Aleppo: A Syrian Mosaic

Diverse communities thrive in an ancient Syrian city by Spencer Osberg  The Syrian city of Aleppo ranks among the oldest continuously inhabited centers in the world. Deep beneath its protective walls, narrow alleys and clustered structures lay the remains of … Continue reading

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Pope meets Press on Papal Flight – Full Text

 COTONOU, BENIN — Popes rarely hold press conferences, which makes each papal encounter with the media remarkable for something – either for what’s said, or what’s not. Benedict XVI’s session with the press en route to Benin this morning, on … Continue reading

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The Holy Father arrives in Africa.

BENIN: TRANSITION FROM TRADITION TO MODERNITY The Holy Father en-route to Benin VATICAN CITY, 18 NOV 2011 (VIS) – This morning Benedict XVI began the twenty-second apostolic trip of his pontificate which is taking him to Benin where, on Sunday, … Continue reading

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New movement says founder was an abuser.

By John Thavis A Catholic movement based in France has acknowledged with “humility and repentance” that acts of sexual abuse were committed by its founder and other important members of the organisation. The Community of the Beatitudes, in a statement … Continue reading

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What Does it Mean to Fear the Lord?

By: Msgr. Charles Pope To modern ears the word “fear” is almost wholly negative. We usually associate it with threat or perhaps with some negative experience like pending punishment or diminishment. And yet, over and over, the Scriptures lift up … Continue reading

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