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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...

2010-03-05 07:00:00

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. See letter: http://www.ahumbleplea.com/Docs/vanguard.pdf WASHINGTON, March 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following was released today by Randall Terry, Director, Insurrecta Nex. In 2004, Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger, Prefect of the Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith (now Pope Benedict XVI), issued an instruction to American...

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...

2008-09-11 03:00:13

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. "The purpose of our coming together is to seek God's assistance in stopping the violence that is currently occurring in this residential area," Pastor Leon Wood said in a statement Tuesday. (c) 2008 Press-Telegram...

2008-07-20 00:00:23

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...

2005-10-05 06:39:50

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. Archbishop John Atcherly Dew of Wellington, New Zealand compared the plight of Catholics who wanted to receive communion but were barred from it to hunger in the world. Dew spoke on Tuesday evening and the Vatican released the text on Wednesday. The Church...

2005-10-03 09:27:29

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. While the possibility is still far off, the fact that it even surfaced on the synod's first working day was significant because the 1.1 billion member Church is grappling with ways of stemming the shortage in many areas of the...

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.