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An Italian priest has developed a new application for Appleâ€™s popular iPad that will allow priests to celebrate mass using the device at the altar rather than using the traditional Roman missal.
Also: Bishop Rene Henry Gracida writes letter of introduction, encouraging Vatican Officials to meet with Mr. Terry and The Vanguard of St. Catherine of Siena.
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.
By Tracy Manzer Residents fed up with the violence that has plagued their North Long Beach neighborhood plan to hold a prayer vigil this Saturday. The public is encouraged to join in the vigil, which is scheduled for 10 a.m. at the corner of 60th Street and Myrtle Avenue.
By Lyn Jerde The headline words were enough to make any Internet news-cruiser stop and gawk - words like "hostage" and "holy heck."According to a feature article posted on the Minneapolis Star-Tribune's Web site, a Florida college student briefly took a communion wafer "hostage" during a church ceremony.The idiotic perpetrator used the all- purpose cop-out that's supposed to excuse every act, no matter how offensive it might be: "It was just a joke."But, some who heard about the so-called...
By Philip Pullella VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - A Roman Catholic prelate at a Vatican synod advising the Pope has boldly challenged his Church to re-think its rule that bars divorced Catholics who remarry from receiving communion.
By Philip Pullella VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - The Roman Catholic Church may someday have to consider ordaining married men in order to deal with the desperate shortage of priests, according to some participants at a Vatican synod that began its work on Monday.
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.
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.
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- An illusion; a trick; a cheat.