Daily Archives: December 28, 2011

Nigeria: “They cannot kill our spirit – we must not be afraid”

Nigeria – A scene from the terrorist attacks against Christians After the tragic attacks in Nigeria, the Archbishop of Abuja speaks: “Our young people are furious, but revenge must not prevail. Muslims were among the victims as well.” The day … Continue reading

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A Hildegard Chant for the Holy Innocents

I came across this (on http://hischola.blogspot.com ) today, and since Schola Cantorum is in America, and you may not be familiar with them, and since it allows me to indulge my passion for early liturgical music, I reproduce it here … Continue reading

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VATICAN CITY, 28 DEC 2011 (VIS) – Prayer in the Holy Family of Nazareth was the theme of Benedict XVI’s catechesis during today’s general audience, which was held in the Paul VI Hall in the presence of 7,000 pilgrims. “The … Continue reading

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Restored by the Holy Father – Proclamation of Christmas.

We have become used to the Proclamation of Easter, but I was thrilled that the Holy Father has restored the Proclamation of Christmas this year with the chanting of the ‘Kalenda’; the proclamation of the birth of Christ. This traditional … Continue reading

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Ten amazing Catholics of the year

In the ‘Features’ section of the Catholic Herald online, Mary O’Regan profiles 10 Catholics around the world who showed extraordinary courage, skill and determination during 2011: Shahbaz Bhatti, Pakistan’s minister for minorities and a Catholic, was ambushed, shot and killed … Continue reading

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