An international Catholic film festival will be held this week in Rome, seeking to give visibility to the faith with the idea that art is a "weapon of evangelization."
The removal of a dissident Australian bishop, announced by the Vatican on May 2, came after more than a decade of conflict between the bishop and the Vatican, and almost four years after he was originally asked to resign.
Many of you use Xt3 as a news source and also to find material in our library. If you are doing this then you are part of a growing number of people relying on social sites for news, as a new Canadian study has found out. They found out that 71% of Canadians who visit social networking sites use them to keep up with the news. Nearly 60% say it exposes them to a broader range of news and information than traditional print and broadcast media,
The press has reported on the tragic story of a British couple in their 80s who died in a suicide pact at their home in Australia last Thursday. Don Flounders, 81, suffered from mesothelioma, which is an incurable form of lung cancer and his 88-year-old wife Iris, who was not suffering from a terminal illness, decided she did not want to live without him.
Barbara Nicolosi is encouraging Catholics to get involved in the arts, especially in the cinema, the "art form of our time."
The Vatican met with a group of Catholic bloggers of all ages, that come very every corner of the world. The Pontifical council in charge of communications accepted requests to attend and chose 150 bloggers based on their nationality, language, and the basis of their blog.
This story, and particularly this man, is of great importance to hundreds of thousands of people. If you look at those photographs from his canonization, you know, looking at 400,00 or 500,000 people who were able to make it to Rome, not to mention how many millions who couldn’t physically be there: that was an overwhelming feeling. I felt, this is not an opportunity for me to invent a character. I have to try and find some truth, and I have a responsibility to try and do this story and this man justice. That was the main difference that I noticed early in preparation.
150 bloggers from around the world have begun a two-day meeting at the Vatican. They were received by the Archbishop Claudio Maria Celli, president of the Pontifical Council for Social Communications.
When John Paul II was dying, the media loved him; nothing has emerged that much changed the original assessment, though you wouldn’t know that from the current news coverage.
Hundreds of people have been giving public witness to the ways Pope John Paul II changed or even saved their lives. Men and women of all ages and nationalities have sent personal stories to www.karol-wojtyla.org -- a website run by the Diocese of Rome dedicated to the late pope's beatification and canonization. Visit this article to read more!
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