We Must Not Resign Ourselves To Imagining A Middle East Without Christians

Vatican City, 21 November 2013 (VIS) – “The memorable Vatican Council II also had the merit of explicitly mentioning that in the ancient liturgies of the Oriental Churches, in their theology, spirituality and canonical discipline ‘there remains conspicuous the tradition that has been handed down from the Apostles through the Fathers and that forms part [...]

Funeral For Flood Victims In Sardinia

Vatican City, 21 November 2013 (VIS) – Yesterday afternoon Archbishop Angelo Becciu, substitute of the secretary of State, attended the funeral held in the city of Olbia in Sardinia, Italy, for the victims of the recent flood. The prelate, of Sardinian origin, gave an address at the end of the rites. “As a son of [...]

Imagining digital parish life in the near future

A young Catholic blogger predicts the benefits and risks of social media for church communities“Please turn off your handphones and other electronic devices.” Millions of Catholics hear this mantra every week before Mass.But imagine a priest instead requesting parishioners to “please, take out your handphones and turn them on.” You would surely hear gasps as [...]