World News

Jay's World News Articles

U.S. Catholics say they like new Mass translation

December 24, 2012

A wide majority of U.S. Massgoers are satisfied with the new English translation of the Roman Missal introduced a year ago at Advent, a survey showed.

Popular tags:

Berlin Archdiocese restructures parishes

December 24, 2012

Germany’s Berlin Archdiocese has announced it will merge its parishes into larger “pastoral areas” and pool its institutional resources in the face of falling Church membership.

Popular tags:

Children’s book reveals pope’s sensitive side

December 24, 2012

A new children’s book, released by the Vatican publishing house, accurately reveals the “very, very, very sensitive soul” of Pope Benedict, said his personal secretary, Archbishop-designate Georg Ganswein.

Popular tags:

Catholic beliefs are not open to popular vote – pope

Pope Benedict

December 17, 2012

When the Catholic Church affirms the importance of how all the faithful understand matters of faith and morals, it is not saying Catholic beliefs are open to a popular vote, Pope Benedict said.

Popular tags:

New ‘Pope App’ streams papal events live

December 17, 2012

The Vatican is offering a new app that provides live streaming of papal events and video feeds from the Vatican’s six webcams.

Popular tags:

Pope gathers followers with @Pontifex

December 17, 2012

To celebrate the launch of his new Twitter account, Pope Benedict will tweet the answers to a handful of questions from his followers.

Popular tags:

Catholic jazz pianist Dave Brubeck dies

Dave Brubeck

December 17, 2012

Dave Brubeck, the influential pianist whose composition Take Five became a standard in the annals of jazz, died of heart failure Dec. 5, one day before his 92nd birthday.

Popular tags:

Guide helps navigate ‘media-saturated’ culture

December 17, 2012

Every time you ask a question about your TV, even if it doesn’t answer back, you’re doing the right thing.

Popular tags:

Congo’s bishops want nation left intact

December 17, 2012

As negotiations between the Congolese government and rebels were to begin, the nation’s bishops warned that any agreement should not “sell out the unity of the Congolese nation.”

Popular tags:

Law allowing embryo research shocks bishops

December 17, 2012

The French bishops described as “shocking” the French Senate’s approval of a law permitting the use of human embryos for stem-cell research.

Popular tags:

U.S. Supreme Court to rule on same-sex marriage

December 17, 2012

The U.S. Supreme Court will take up two cases over the constitutionality of same-sex marriage in the spring.

Popular tags:

Papal secretary named archbishop

Msgr. Georg Ganswein

December 17, 2012

Pope Benedict has named his personal secretary, Msgr. Georg Ganswein, an archbishop and the new prefect of the papal household.

Popular tags:

Vatican prepares tree, Nativity scene

December 17, 2012

Christmas in St. Peter’s Square this year has a particularly southern Italian flavour with a towering tree from the Molise region and a Nativity scene donated by the Basilicata region.

Popular tags:

Hanukkah candles

December 17, 2012

An Ultra-Orthodox Jewish couple lights candles on the third night of the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah, The Festival of Lights in Jerusalem Dec. 10.

Popular tags:

Under the big top, traditional values thrive, pope says

December 10, 2012

Circuses, street musicians, clowns, magicians and other itinerant performers bring people joy, and they should hold tight to their values and their faith, said Pope Benedict.

Popular tags:

Late cardinal honoured for rescuing Jews in WW2

December 10, 2012

The late archbishop of Florence, Italian Cardinal Elia Dalla Costa, has been recognized as Righteous Among the Nations by the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial in Jerusalem for the role he played in a widespread network set up to rescue Jews following the Nazi occupation of Italy.

Popular tags:

When sharing the faith, keep it joyful, pope says

December 10, 2012

In a world of hardened hearts and titillating distractions, Christians need to keep the Gospel message simple and live what they teach with love and joy, Pope Benedict said.

Popular tags:

Vatican computer tech gets suspended sentence

December 10, 2012

Explaining why they found a Vatican computer technician guilty of aiding and abetting the papal butler who stole private papal correspondence, Vatican judges said they found much of his testimony hard to believe.

Popular tags:

WYD Mass to be held in Rio beach area

December 10, 2012

World Youth Day organizers have chosen a spot in Rio de Janeiro’s Guaratiba neighbourhood, nearly 100 km from the city centre, for the vigil and closing Mass July 27-28.

Popular tags:

Irish pro-lifers fear abortion may spread

December 10, 2012

An Irish bishop and pro-life activists said any legislation to provide abortion in limited situations would inevitably lead to widespread abortion.

Popular tags: