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  • Pontiff Backs Latin America's Continental Mission
    Catholic Online
    VATICAN CITY (Zenit) - Benedict XVI is encouraging Latin America's "continental mission," urging deacons and priests to enthusiastically adopt the spirit of ...
  • Pope and Gordon Brown Meet About Development Aid
    Catholic Online
    VATICAN CITY (Zenit) - Benedict XVI met with the British prime minister and is encouraging his work to aid development despite the global economic crisis. After the ...
  • Catholics Decry Anti-Christianity in Israel
    Catholic Online
    JERUSALEM (Zenit) - Leaders of the Catholic Church in the Holy Land are condemning the "revolting attacks" against Jesus Christ and the Virgin Mary, broadcast by ...
  • Franchising to Evangelize
    Catholic Online
    By Jesús Colina NAZARETH, Israel (Zenit) - The construction of the Mary of Nazareth International Center is part of an evangelization project to publicize the ...
  • 2 Nuns Kidnapped in Kenya Set Free
    Catholic Online
    NAIROBI, Kenya (Zenit) - Two Italian nuns who were kidnapped late last year in Kenya have been released. The Missionary International Service News Agency reported ...
  • State Aid for Catholic Schools: Help or Hindrance?
    Catholic Online
    Acton Institute Hosts Debate in Rome By Edward Pentin ROME (Zenit) - Last March, a few angry parliamentarians in Britain summoned Bishop Patrick O'Donoghue of ...
  • Moral Clarity
    DAN SHEA
    By Dan Shea In his era, G. K. Chesterton said, “A strange fanaticism fills our time: the fanatical hatred of morality, especially of Christian morality.” He also ...
  • World Food Program Director on Lent
    Catholic Online
    VATICAN CITY (Zenit.org) - Here is the statement Josette Sheeran, executive director of the World Food Program, gave today at the press conference the presented Benedict ...
  • Modernity & Morality
    Dan Shea
    The Cultural Revolution changed what constitutes the good by suppressing the established social constructs. This breakdown of the natural boundaries of civilized ...
  • Interview With Vatican Aide on Jewish-Catholic Relations
    Catholic Online
    By Viktoria Somogyi ROME, MARCH 22, 2008 (Zenit) - The personal witness of Benedict XVI, and before him, Pope John Paul II, plays a key role in the advance of relations ...
  • Cardinal Zen's Meditations for Via Crucis
    Catholic Online
    Text Prepared for Good Friday Event at Colosseum VATICAN CITY, MARCH 22, 2008 (Zenit) - Here is a Vatican translation of the meditations Cardinal Joseph Zen, bishop of ...
  • Good Friday Sermon of Father Cantalamessa
    Catholic Online
    "The Tunic Was Without Seam" VATICAN CITY, MARCH 22, 2008 (Zenit) - Here is a translation of the sermon delivered today by Capuchin Father Raniero Cantalamessa, preacher ...
  • Jerusalem Patriarch's Easter Message
    Catholic Online
    "We Need Leaders Ready to Offer Their Lives for the Sake of Peace" JERUSALEM, MARCH 22, 2008 (Zenit) - Here is the 2008 Easter message from the Latin patriarch of ...
  • Priestly Identity: Crisis and Renewal (Part 1)
    Catholic Online
    Interview With Father David Toups By Annamarie Adkins WASHINGTON, D.C., MARCH 22, 2008 (Zenit) - A general crisis of authentic masculinity in society has also affected ...
  • Spotlight on China
    Catholic Online
    Human Rights and Religious Freedom Examined By Father John Flynn, LC ROME, MARCH 17, 2008 (Zenit) - China's human rights record is coming in for close scrutiny in the ...
  • Holy Week...Holy Time!
    Hugh  McNichol
    By Hugh McNichol This Sunday is Palm Sunday of the Lord's Passion. It is the beginning of Holy Week and the triumphal entrance of Jesus into Jerusalem to accomplish ...
  • Diplomacy...Vatican style!
    Hugh McNichol
    By Hugh McNichol Op/Ed The visit of Cardinal Bertone to the Frater Castro is as significant as a papal visit itself. As the Vatican Secretary of State, Bertone is ...
  • The Relevance of Lourdes at 150
    Catholic Online
    Interview With Bishop Jacques Perrier By Isabelle Cousturié LOURDES, France, FEB. 21, 2008 (Zenit) - The bishop of Lourdes says the pilgrimage site in his diocese is ...
  • Kids in Conflict
    Catholic Online
    Calls For an End to Child Soldiers By Father John Flynn, LC ROME, FEB. 21, 2008 (Zenit) -It's time to penalize those who use children in conflicts, the U.N. Security ...
  • Emulating the Angelic Doctor!
    Hugh McNichol
    By Hugh McNichol Catholic Online The Universal Church today recalls the life, works and intellectual abilities of Saint Thomas Aquinas. For any student of ...
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Reading 1, Philippians 1:1-11
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