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2011-01-21 14:33:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Over 10,000 worshippers, many of them youth from schools around the nation, are expected to gather in the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception to pray for an end to abortion at the Opening Mass of the National Prayer Vigil for Life, Sunday, January 23, at 6:30 p.m., the eve of the 2011 March for Life. January 22 marks the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the 1973 Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion. Cardinal...

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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...

2009-01-16 10:18:00

Thousands to Pray for End to Abortion WASHINGTON, Jan. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Thousands of Catholics will gather in the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception to pray for an end to abortion at the National Prayer Vigil for Life Opening Mass at 7:00 p.m. on January 21, the eve of the 36th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the 1973 Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion. Over 16,000 worshipers - many of them youth from schools around the nation - are expected to...

2005-10-02 05:19:54

By Philip Pullella VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Benedict, opening the first major Church meeting since his election, said on Sunday that trying to keep God out of public life was "not tolerance but hypocrisy." The Pope, during a solemn Mass in St Peter's Basilica opening a synod of more than 250 bishops from 118 countries, also said that too many Catholic lives could be compared to "vinegar rather than wine" because of the indifference to God. He homed in on concerns dear to him...

2005-07-07 06:27:57

By Philip Pullella VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - The Vatican on Thursday said too many Roman Catholics were not taking their religion seriously and that those faithful who receive communion and still support abortion rights were behaving scandalously. In an 88-page working document for a synod of bishops to be held in October, the Vatican also decried dwindling attendance at Sunday Mass and reaffirmed a rule that Catholics who divorce and remarry outside the Church cannot take communion. The...


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tessitura
  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.