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  • Truth and freedom

    Truth and freedom

    2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
    Truth and freedom are the words that Benedict XVI entrusted to the entire Cuban people, 15 years after his Predecessor travelled the Caribbean Island calling for Cuba to open itself up to the world and for the world to open itself up to Cuba...

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  • The feelings of Cardinal JB. Pham Minh Man in the interreligious meetings

    The feelings of Cardinal JB. Pham Minh Man in the interreligious meetings

    2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
    The first feeling when coming in this meeting is my pleasure on occasion of getting together for the building of the fraternity, affections to each and other to everyone in this city. It is nice to have a great number of participants here from various parishes, charity organizations and orders in this city.

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  • Moving ahead with courage and patience

    Moving ahead with courage and patience

    2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
    A gift of God. This is how Archbishop Angelo Becciu, Substitute of the Secretariat of State, described the Visit of Benedict XVI to Mexico and Cuba.“Especially for Cuba”, said the Prelate, Apostolic Nuncio to the Caribbean Island from 23 July2009 to 10 May 2011, in an interview given to our newspaper, “his presence brought about abundant graces and great hope for a better future”.

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  • Cor Unum donates 100,000 dollars to the Syrian Church affected by war

    Cor Unum donates 100,000 dollars to the Syrian Church affected by war

    2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
    Mgr. Dal Toso, secretary of Cor Unum, arrived in Syria to bring the offering to the local Catholic community. Meetings with the Patriarch of Antioch and the upper ecclesiastical hierarchy.

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  • Jesus comes to Jerusalem: Palm Sunday by pictures

    Jesus comes to Jerusalem: Palm Sunday by pictures

    2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
    Those who went ahead and those who followed shouted: “Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! Blessed is the coming kingdom of our father David! Hosanna in the highest heaven!”...

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  • Message for the 27th World Youth Day 2012: ``Rejoice in the Lord always``

    Message for the 27th World Youth Day 2012: "Rejoice in the Lord always"

    2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
    This year’s World Youth Day theme comes from Saint Paul’s exhortation in his Letter to the Philippians: “Rejoice in the Lord always” (4:4). Joy is at the heart of Christian experience. At each World Youth Day we experience immense joy, the joy of communion, the joy of being Christian, the joy of faith.

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  • ``Mission Métropoles``: Hosanna dans Paris !

    "Mission Métropoles": Hosanna dans Paris !

    2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
    Le diocèse de Paris donne rendez-vous autour de la cathédrale Notre-Dame pour trois jours d'animations, les 30 et 31 mars, et 1er avril 2012. Ces manifestations concluront "Mission métropoles", projet d'évangélisation initié par le Conseil pontifical pour la Nouvelle Evangélisation auquel prend part une douzaine de diocèses en Europe.

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  • Address at the ceremony ending a study course concerning interfaith dialogue (1)

    Address at the ceremony ending a study course concerning interfaith dialogue (1)

    2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
    By the grace of God, I was privileged to be present at the ceremony ending a sutdy course about “Interfaith Dialogue”, held by the Diocesan Commission for Interfaith Dialogs – Pastoral Center of Archdiocese HCM City, in the morning of January 7, 2012.

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  • Pope Benedict: Palm Sunday, an outlook on humanity

    Pope Benedict: Palm Sunday, an outlook on humanity

    2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
    ... Palm Sunday offers us the invitation to adopt a proper outlook upon all humanity, on the peoples who make up the world, on its different cultures and civilizations.

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  • Full Text: Pope Benedict`s Palm Sunday Homily

    Full Text: Pope Benedict's Palm Sunday Homily

    2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
    ... Palm Sunday is the great doorway leading into Holy Week, the week when the Lord Jesus makes his way towards the culmination of his earthly existence. He goes up to Jerusalem in order to fulfil the Scriptures and to be nailed to the wood of the Cross, the throne from which he will reign for ever, drawing to himself humanity of every age and offering to all the gift of redemption...

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  • ``Anointed the feet of Jesus, wiping them with her hair`` - Monday of Holy Week

    "Anointed the feet of Jesus, wiping them with her hair" - Monday of Holy Week

    2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
    ... Her behavior can be qualified of splendid magnanimity: "Mary took a pound of costly perfume made from genuine nard" (Jn 12:3). It is an act of love, and like any act of love, difficult to understand by those who do not share it...

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  • ``It was night`` - Tuesday of Holy Week

    "It was night" - Tuesday of Holy Week

    2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
    ... "Judas left as soon as he had eaten the bread. It was night" (Jn 13:30). It is always night when we move away from he who is "light from light, true God from true God".

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  • ``Now is the Son of Man glorified and God is glorified in him`` - Tuesday of Holy Week

    "Now is the Son of Man glorified and God is glorified in him" - Tuesday of Holy Week

    2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
    ... Darkness that will be over when He will exclaim: "It is finished" (Jn 19:30); as of that moment, Easter's light will flare up. In Easter's glowing night - in opposition to the darkness of the vigil of his death - Jesus' words will become true: "Now is the Son of Man glorified and God is glorified in him" (Jn 13:31).

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  • Vietnam saves 546,000kWh during Earth Hour 2012

    Vietnam saves 546,000kWh during Earth Hour 2012

    2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
    Thirty cities and provinces and more than 4,600 businesses across Vietnam took part in Earth Hour 2012, from 8.30pm to 9.30pm local time on March 31, and recorded a saving of 546,000kWh of electricity costing VND712 million.

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  • Relics of St. John Neumann visit Washington as one of last tour stops

    Relics of St. John Neumann visit Washington as one of last tour stops

    2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
    WASHINGTON (CNS) -- A 15-month "year" celebrating the 200th birthday of St. John Neumann and the anniversary of his ordination as bishop of Philadelphia made a stop in Washington March 28, which would have been the saint's 201st birthday and the 160th anniversary of his episcopal ordination.

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  • Vatican-Jewish dialogue calls for economy based on moderation, justice

    Vatican-Jewish dialogue calls for economy based on moderation, justice

    2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
    VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- A Vatican-Jewish dialogue commission said moderation, honesty and a fair distribution of world resources are the ingredients for a more just economic order.

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  • World Youth Day mission from Madrid to Rio

    World Youth Day mission from Madrid to Rio

    2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
    “Whenever I bring to mind the twenty-sixth World Youth Day in Madrid, my heart fills with gratitude to God for the experience of grace of those unforgettable days” said Pope Benedict XVI Monday as he greeted thousands of young people, bishops and organizers of the Madrid event, held last August in the Spanish capital.

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  • Saigon: Through prayer and solidarity, Catholics celebrate Holy Week

    Saigon: Through prayer and solidarity, Catholics celebrate Holy Week

    2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
    During Lent, parishes promoted moments of meeting and communion to strengthen the faith. For the archbishop of Saigon, Lent is the ideal time "to renew religious life and consolidate our faith and community ties". Fundraisers bring in money for the sick and needy.

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  • Cuba: With Good Friday recognised as a holiday

    Cuba: With Good Friday recognised as a holiday

    2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
    The Holy See welcomes the Cuban government's decision to make it easier for people to attend Good Friday celebrations. The Catholic Church seeks greater space and freedom on the island.

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  • Indonesian Catholics prepare for Holy Week rites

    Indonesian Catholics prepare for Holy Week rites

    2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
    With a cross hanging on the walls and an olive branch the sign of the "presence of God", families prepare to celebrate Easter. Chrism Mass, Eucharistic Adoration, Stations of the Cross and Passion the most significant moments. On Sunday hundreds of catechumens will be baptized.

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  • ASIE - Plus de 50 millions de personnes ont subi de graves dommages en 2011

    ASIE - Plus de 50 millions de personnes ont subi de graves dommages en 2011

    2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
    En 2011, 38 des 57 pays membres de l'OIC - pour un total de 55 millions de personnes - ont subi de graves dommages et ont été victimes de situations d'urgence humanitaire. Ces tragédies ont causé une perte financière totale de 68 milliards de dollars. Ce chiffre ne peut être reconduit à la crise politique de ce qu'il est convenu d'appeler le Printemps arabe mais est basé sur les statistiques diffusées par les Etats membres.

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  • ``One of you will betray me`` - Wednesday of Holy Week

    "One of you will betray me" - Wednesday of Holy Week

    2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
    Today, the Gospel proposes us - at least - three considerations. The first one is that, when our love for God cools off, then our will yields to other temptations,...

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  • Address at the ceremony ending a study course concerning interfaith dialogue (2)

    Address at the ceremony ending a study course concerning interfaith dialogue (2)

    2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
    Together with other Baha’i Communities of the world, the Community of the Baha’is of Vietnam also celebrated the World Religion Day since 1962. This is an occasion for the believers of various religions to gather every year, to listen to the speeches given by their representatives on the same subject proposed by the Organizing Committee.

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  • Message to Buddhist for the Feast of Vesakh/Hanamatsuri 2012 A.D./2556 B.E.

    Message to Buddhist for the Feast of Vesakh/Hanamatsuri 2012 A.D./2556 B.E.

    2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
    On behalf of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, I am happy to offer again, this year, heartfelt congratulations on the occasion of Vesakh/Hanamatsuri. It is my wish that this annual feast may bring joy and serenity to the hearts of all of you throughout the world.

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  • ``... you also must wash one another`s feet`` - Holy Thursday (Lord`s Supper)

    "... you also must wash one another's feet" - Holy Thursday (Lord's Supper)

    2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
    ... There is something more than a lesson in humility in the Master's gesture. It is like an anticipation, like a symbol of his Passion, of the total humiliation He has to suffer to save all men.

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  • ``...Then He bowed his head and gave up the spirit`` - Good Friday

    "...Then He bowed his head and gave up the spirit" - Good Friday

    2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
    Today we celebrate the first day of the Paschal Triduum. It is therefore the day of the victorious Cross, where Jesus Christ left the best of Him: the Virgin Mary as his mother, the forgiveness - for the slayers, too - and total trust in God Father.

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  • Pope Benedict XVI: Come Triduum the hour of Christ

    Pope Benedict XVI: Come Triduum the hour of Christ

    2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
    “With the Holy Mass in Coena Domini, we enter the Easter Triduum, the summit of the liturgical year, to celebrate the central mystery of faith: the passion, death and resurrection of Christ. In the Gospel of St. John, the climax of the mission of Jesus is called his "hour", which opens with the Last Supper”, said Benedict XVI this Spy Wednesday as he held his General Audience in St Peter’s Square.

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  • Qu’est-ce que la messe chrismale?

    Qu’est-ce que la messe chrismale?

    2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
    Chaque année, dans tous les diocèses du monde, prêtres, diacres et fidèles se réunissent pour célébrer la Messe Chrismale. Elle se célèbre normalement au matin du Jeudi Saint mais peut être anticipée. C’est au Mardi de la Semaine Sainte que cette célébration s’est fixée depuis longtemps dans notre diocèse.

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  • Christians in Nepal celebrate Easter without fear for the first time

    Christians in Nepal celebrate Easter without fear for the first time

    2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
    Nepal’s small Catholic community is preparing to celebrate Easter for the first time without fear of attacks from Hindu extremists. As it did for last year's Christmas celebrations, the Nepali government has adopted important security measures to protect Catholic and Protestant churches and places of worship.

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  • Divine Teaching Regarding the Veneration of Heaven and of the Divine Eye

    Divine Teaching Regarding the Veneration of Heaven and of the Divine Eye

    2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
    Disciple Trung, come into the middle of the room and prostrate before me. Well done. However, you must remember to pray "NAM MO CAO DAI TIEN ONG DAI BO TAT MA HA TAT" each time you nod. A major ceremony has three offerings: incense and flowers, wine, and tea.

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