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2010-01-25 06:45:00

Pope Benedict XVI told priests who have a hard time getting their message out to their parishioners to start making 'astute' use of Internet. The pope, who has used the Web heavily in recent years, urged priests to use any and all multimedia tools available to preach the word of God and to reach out to people of other religions and cultures. In a message released by the Vatican, Benedict XVI said that e-mail and the Web is not always enough. He feels that priests should also make use of...

2009-12-02 10:20:00

Ad in Today's Washington Post Highlights Dangers WASHINGTON, Dec. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- If the Catholic bishops have their way, many medical treatments and preventative measures we take for granted may be under threat. The pressure that the US bishops have brought to bear on the debate over healthcare reform has been widely reported. An ad in this morning's Washington Post warns of the likely impact if that pressure to influence healthcare policy is not curtailed. Jon O'Brien,...

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2009-11-13 06:20:00

Roman Catholic leaders stated on Thursday that the Church needs to have a greater presence in the ever expanding world of the Internet, which could make way for more "research, encounters, dialogue and prayer," reported AFP. "The Internet is increasingly an integral part of everyday life," Monsignor Jean-Michel Di Falco said at the beginning of a four-day Vatican meeting of European Catholic bishops about the media. "By not being present (on the Web), you cut yourself off from a large part of...

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2009-11-11 06:10:00

The Catholic Church has come a long way since locking up Galileo for questioning whether the universe revolves around the Earth. The Vatican is now calling upon experts to investigate the possibility of extraterrestrial alien life and what that would mean for the Church and its beliefs, reported the Associated Press. Astronomer and director of the Vatican Observatory Rev. Jose Gabriel Funes said, "The questions of life's origins and of whether life exists elsewhere in the universe are very...

2009-10-21 09:00:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A relic of Saint Mary Magdalene, often referred to as the Apostle of the Apostles, is making its first North American tour. The relic, a major piece of her tibia, will be carried in a reliquary to the United States by Father Thomas Michelet, a French Dominican priest. Its first stop is on October 22nd in Gainesville, Georgia at Saint Michael's Catholic Church where it will be venerated all through the night....

2009-09-30 06:40:00

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic, Sept. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- In a letter to the Apostolic Nuncio, Archbishop Jozef Wesolowski, several Dominican legislators, led by Senator Charlie Mariotti and Senator Prim Pujals Nolasco, have asked the Catholic Church's authorities in the country to speak out on the smear campaign being directed towards the Dominican Republic by Father Christopher Hartley. The senators said that the ideologists of this steadfast campaign are tainting the country's image...

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2009-07-03 07:45:00

A Vatican official said on Thursday that the Catholic Church should not fear scientific progress and risk repeating the errors it made in condemning astronomer Galileo in the 17th century.Speaking at a news conference, Monsignor Sergio Pagano, head of the Vatican's secret archives, said the modern Catholic Church can learn from previous mistakes and shed their reticence toward science.Tension between science and religion has existed for centuries. For example, Christian Churches have...

2009-06-15 13:09:00

ALEXANDRIA, Va., June 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Escalating funding issues challenge social service providers in today's economy. Catholic Charities agencies across the country indicate that decreasing funds impact both those they serve and those they employ. As state governments face new budget years a stark reality has emerged. Proposed and unprecedented cuts to programs that provide minimal, but essential, services to the country's poor and most vulnerable are leaving these people...

2009-06-11 09:48:00

ALEXANDRIA, Va., June 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- CARITAS INTERNATIONALIS, in partnership with the INTERNATIONAL CATHOLIC ORGANIZATIONS CENTER, is pleased to announce that Candy S. Hill, Vice President, Social Policy and Government Affairs, of Catholic Charities USA, in Alexandria, Virginia, will participate in an interactive dialogue-briefing on Monday, June 15th at 3:00-4:30 p.m. at the ICO CENTER, located on East 47th Street, between First & Second Avenue, above Holy Family Church,...

2009-05-11 08:30:00

SAN FRANCISCO, May 11 /PRNewswire/ -- World-acclaimed British novelist, journalist and playwright, Piers Paul Read -- best known for his 1970s international bestseller about the horrific plane crash involving the Uruguayan rugby team, Alive, The Story of the Andes Survivors -- has written a new political-theological thriller which looks at the dramatic inner workings of the Catholic Church. It is a tale of intrigue, espionage, terrorism, subterfuge and mass murder which could spell the end...


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cruet
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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