Daily Archives: January 6, 2012

Publication of the Date of Easter on the Day of the Epiphany

by Henri Adam de Villiers From the NLM Epiphany is the last principal feast before the beginning of the Easter cycle. In this day, the Roman Pontifical (Pars III. De Publicatione festorum Mobilium in Epiphania Domini) gives the how to … Continue reading

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The 600-year struggle for the soul of Joan of Arc

From independent.uk by John Lichfield Almost six centuries after she was burnt by the English, President Nicolas Sarkozy will lead a commando operation tomorrow to free Joan of Arc from captivity. Not from English captivity but from her status as … Continue reading

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Cardinal-designate Dolan, Archbishop of New York, thanks the Pope for the Cardinal Honour

From Archbishop Dolan’s blog A Gift from Pope Benedict XVI On this “Twelfth Day of Christmas” the traditional celebration of the Epiphany, I have received a gift from Pope Benedict XVI, as he announced just a couple of hours ago … Continue reading

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Benedict XVI names 22 new cardinals

Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky) Twenty-two Church leaders will become cardinals at a consistory on February 18, Benedict XVI announced today. The Pope made the announcement at the midday Angelus for the celebration of the Feast … Continue reading

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Assisted Suicide – A flawed (unofficial) report that protects no-one.

Critics have warned that a controversial new report advocating assisted suicide is “seriously flawed”. The report, which was produced by the Commission on Assisted Dying, says that adults who are thought to have less than a year to live should … Continue reading

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Biblical Reflection for the Solemnity of the Epiphany

Nations will come to your light By Father Thomas Rosica Readings: Isaiah 60:1-6; Ephesians 3:2-3a, 5-6; Matthew 2:1-12 What “stirring” readings we hear in the Epiphany liturgy! Consider the scene from Isaiah’s prophecy (60:1-6). Gentiles come from distant places, attracted … Continue reading

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