The use of God’s name.

On June 29, 2008, Cardinal Francis Arinze, prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, sent a letter to bishops’ conferences on the use of God’s name (YHWH) in the Roman Catholic liturgical worship.  Reacting to the “new practice” to pronounce this name (which is avoided by the Jewish community), Read More

The Day of catholic-Jewish dialogue in Italy

Since 1990, on January 17 of every year, Catholic churches, theological institutes and Jewish-Catholic Friendship associations all over Italy program events pertaining to the Jewish-Catholic religious dialogue. This date immediately precedes the annual week of ecumenical prayer for Christian Unity. The temporal proximity is no accident. Ever since the promulgation of the Vatican II document, Read More

Pope Francis opens Consistory for the reform of the Roman Curia.

The Holy Father was speaking Thursday morning to the College of Cardinals at the opening session of the Extraordinary Consistory for the reform of the Roman Curia. Below the Vatican Radio Translation of the Holy Fathers address to the College of Cardinals. Dear brothers,“How good, how delightful it is to live as brothers all together!” Read More

“The Islam needs an ‘aggionarmento'”, says bishop of Marseille

On last Monday, 2nd of February, the Bishop Jean-Marc Aveline (auxiliary bishop of Marseille) talked to students of Studium Theologicum Salesianum (Ratisbonne) about the “Christian Theology and interreligious dialogue”. He explained the current religious situation in France considering the last atrocities involving islamic fundamentalism. He said that in his diocese in Marseille, 25% of the population are Read More

Santa distributes Christmas trees to Jerusalem residents

Jerusalem’s Old City on Monday was set for the beginning of Christmas festivities, with free Christmas trees distributed by the municipality and pilgrims flocking the city’s streets. A cheerful bell-ringing Santa walked back and forth on the Old City’s walls, calling on Christian residents to come pick out a tree free of charge. “We wish Read More