By Berit Kjos - August 2007
Background information: Church Youth Trained for UNESCO's Culture of Peace
" We all belong to thesame family. Hindus, Muslims and all peoples are our brothers and sisters. They too are the children of God." :"(Mother Teresa, Words to Live By Ave Maria Press, 1983. page 35 )":
"We are supposed to preach without preaching not by words, but by our example, by our actions." :"(Mother Teresa, Words to Live By [Ave Maria Press, 1983]. page 72 )": Mother Teresa
By Chris Barry
In my last year of school, which was Form five and having stayed down a couple of years I was eighteen, the only reason for this; I was just a fool. My Sister on our birthday was making arrangements to take my brother and myself to the local hotel for a couple of drinks; I remember that my father on hearing this rebuked her, He could see this was not a wise move. We did not go for our drinks that night, but it wasn't long before we found our own way and there started four years of solid drinking many times waiting for the doors to open and the Barman waiting for me to leave at doors close.
Pope Sends Message to Catholic Fraternity
Vatican City (Zenit.org).- John Paul II expressed his appreciation for the Catholic Charismatic Renewal communities and encouraged them to promote the Eucharist as a bond of unity in a troubled world.
By James Jacob Prasch (Rev)
What Every Roman Catholic And Every Parent Needs To Know
Our aim is not to offend or attack Roman Catholic people. On the contrary, we are very much for Roman Catholic people, and recognizing that it is Roman Catholic children who have been the victims of these breaches of trust, we only want to examine the claims and address the solid facts.Ã‚ While it is not our purpose to assail Roman Catholics, those whose allegiance is not to the irrefutable truth, to justice for innocent victims, and to the protection of their children and grand children, but to an organization whose clergy has perpetrated these unspeakable violations of law and ofÃ‚ basic human decency irrespective of the true facts, may indeed be offended by the presentation of these facts. Ã‚ Those willing to turn a deaf ear to the plea of helpless children, no matter how guilty or Ã‚ Ã‚ institutionally corrupt The Church of Rome may be genuinely demonstrated to be, may object to these facts being presented. None-the-less, they remain proven facts. For the sake of the victims and the children, and for the sake of the truth itself, we tell the truth and address these uncomfortable and often shocking facts.
We challenge any ordained member of the Roman Catholic clergy in open debate before a public audience, the press,Ã‚ and a video camera to disprove these facts in light of the documented, legally documented, and photographic evidence we shallÃ‚ present at such a debate.
by James Jacob Prasch
Moriel endorses no political candidates. It is in our view not scriptural to use the ministry for electoral purposes or secular party politics. We are also at theological odds with John Hagee over his position onÃ‚ evangelizing Jews which we hold to be contra-biblical.
However , we areÃ‚ sickened (but given its history, not surprised)Ã‚ Ã‚ at the unmitigated hypocrisy of the Catholic League and Catholics United for protesting the endorsement ofÃ‚ a presidential candidate by John Hagee due to what they term as "Catholic Bashing" due to Hagee's theological opinions of Roman Catholicism.
Saturday, December 22 12:37 pm
Tony Blair has converted to Roman Catholicism, sources close to the former prime minister said.
He was welcomed into the church in a service on Friday night.
The move comes after years of speculation that Mr Blair, whose wife Cherie and four children are Catholic, would convert from Anglicanism after he resigned from Number 10 in June.
One of his last acts as prime minister was to visit Pope Benedict in June - his third trip to the Vatican in four years.
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Nov 6 11:25 AM US/Eastern
By VICTOR L. SIMPSON
Associated Press Writer
VATICAN CITY (AP) - Benedict XVI raised concerns about restrictions on Christian worship in Saudi Arabia on Tuesday in the first meeting ever between a pope and a reigning Saudi king.
Benedict and other Vatican officials have often protested that Christians are unable to worship openly in Saudi Arabia and are barred from opening churches in the desert kingdom where Islam's holiest sites, Mecca and Medina, are located.
King Abdullah, the protector of the holy sites, requested the audience during his European tour, the Vatican said. Benedict warmly greeted the king, grasping both his hands before heading into 30 minutes of private talks in his library.
By Malcolm Moore in Rome
Last Updated: 2:36am BST
Padre Pio, Italy's most-loved saint, faked his stigmata by pouring carbolic acid on his hands, according to a new book.
- The Mafia is now Italy's biggest business
The Other Christ: Padre Pio and 19th Century Italy, by the historian Sergio Luzzatto, draws on a document found in the Vatican's archive.
The same week that the Roman Catholic Arch Diocese of Los Angeles and its notorious shieldÃ‚ ofÃ‚ baby raping sex pervert Roman Catholic clergy " “ Cardinal Mahoney announced a $630,000,000.00 payment to victims of its sex criminal priests and nuns, the Vatican made another announcement. According to the present pope, all other churches are invalid.