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2011-04-14 08:00:00

Scientific Examination in Italy Is First of Its Kind Allowed by Catholic Church National Geographic Channel World Premiere Documentary Chronicles the Scientific Study of Martyrs Said to Have Been Buried Alive Explorer: Mystery of the Murdered Saints Premieres Tuesday, April 19, at 10 PM ET/PT REGGIO EMILIA, Italy, and WASHINGTON, April 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A scientific investigation of human bones locked in a crypt in the northern Italian cathedral of Reggio Emilia since...

2010-06-21 06:10:00

An Italian priest has developed a new application for Apple's popular iPad that will allow priests to celebrate mass using the device at the altar rather than using the traditional Roman missal. The Vatican's Pontifical Council for Social Communications, Reverend Paolo Padrini, said Friday that the free application will be launched in July in five languages -- English, French, Spanish, Italian and Latin -- and will contain the complete missal. The application will contain all that is said...

2008-07-04 09:00:28

By Erica Hansen Deseret News "ALTAR BOYZ," Egyptian Theatre Company, through Aug. 2, (435-649- 9371 or www.parkcityshows.com) When I told a friend I was going to "Altar Boyz," she said, "I have that movie," thinking I meant the drama that came out in 2002, "The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys." Nothing could be further from the truth. "Altar Boyz" (with a "z") is pure fun, pure and simple. Directed by L.L. West, "Altar Boyz," at the Egyptian Theatre, has a pretty simple premise: A...

Word of the Day
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'