A fixed calendar of annual pilgrimages for bishops from around the world should be set to ensure that the Holy Land is constantly filled with pilgrims, Armenian Archbishop Emmanuel Dabbaghian of Baghdad proposed.
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Two Syrian Catholic bishops living in Lebanon told the Synod of Bishops for the Middle East that the blossoming number of Catholic-Muslim dialogue projects has not and may never lead to real understanding.
Catholics from around the world are invited to join in on the celebration of French daily Mass from St. Joseph’s Oratory thanks to two daily broadcasts on Salt + Light Television and daily uploads at seletlumieretv.org/messe.
Pope Benedict has chosen “new evangelization” as the theme for the next world Synod of Bishops in 2012.
Potential economic gains are no reason for California voters to approve a ballot measure that would legalize limited amounts of marijuana for recreational use, said Bishop Salvatore Cordileone of Oakland.
The Vatican hopes the death penalty will not be carried out against former Iraqi Deputy Prime Minister Tariq Aziz, 74, said the Vatican spokesman.
Pope Benedict said the world has a responsibility to help refugees find places to live and work in safety, as part of its vocation to form "one family."
Pope Benedict praised the millions of Catholic women in the world who inspire their husbands and children to live truly Christian lives.
Greg Hall was preparing to serve as an acolyte for Mass at his parish in Houston when an associate contacted him about a "banging on the pipe."
Religiously mixed marriages are becoming more common among those who practise Reform Judaism but have shown a significant decline among U.S. Catholics in the past 20 years, speakers said at a recent meeting of a Catholic-Jewish dialogue group.