September 27, 2011

Church leaders step up criticism of Berlusconi

ROME – The head of the Italian bishops’ conference condemned the “licentious behavior and improper relations” of Italy’s political class, in what was seen as the strongest church criticism to date of Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi.
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Pope changes responsibility of worship congregation, tribunal

VATICAN CITY – Pope Benedict XVI has transferred responsibility for two very precise administrative procedures from the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Sacraments to the Roman Rota, a church court.
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Latin Rite does not turn back on people

“Hagerstown incorporates Tridentine Mass” (CR, Sept. 15) on the extraordinary form of the Mass at St. Mary in Hagerstown twice made the point that the celebrant had “his back to the congregation,” suggesting that somehow he is turning his back on the people. In this position, known as “Ad Orientum,” the priest and the people...
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VIDEO REPORT: Making a path to reconciliation

In this week’s Catholic Review, you’ll read about a group of Christian, Jewish and Muslim clergy that has visited 18 U.S. cities to promote interfaith understanding and reconciliation. The “Caravan of Reconciliation” made a final stop at St. Katharine Drexel in Frederick Sept. 25, with Gov. Martin J. O’Malley giving the keynote address. Here’s a...
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