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What Catholics Can Learn During Ramadan (Catholic News Service)
23 Jul 2012 – VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The Muslim holy month of Ramadan, which started July 20 in many countries, is a time of fasting, prayer and repentance, when Muslims distance themselves from worldly activities in an effort to align their lives more closely with God and his laws.  Read more...
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Video: Vatican Report on Ramadan (Catholic News Service)
23 Jul 2012 – On the occasion of the start of Ramadan, the holy month for Muslims, the Vatican’s expert on Islam talks about the challenges and successes of interreligious dialogue with Muslims since Vatican II.  Read more...
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19 Jul 2012 – ROME (CNS) — Italian Jesuit Father Paolo Dall’Oglio was expelled from Syria in mid-June after he intensified his public calls for democratic change in the country.  Read more...
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18 Jul 2012 – VATICAN CITY (CNS) — As violence continued to shake Syria, the Vatican nuncio in Damascus called on the international community to unite in efforts to restore peace.  Read more...
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Across the Divide (Catholic News Service)
18 Jul 2012 – NEW YORK (CNS) — Few conflicts in the modern era have proved as intractable as that pitting Israelis against Palestinians. One institution caught up in this clash has been the Holy Land’s Bethlehem University, a Catholic establishment open to students of all faiths.  Read more...
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17 Jul 2012 – CAIRO (CNS) — Egyptian Christian representatives met with U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in Cairo, rejecting calls by other religious leaders to boycott discussions but stressing their determination to flex their newfound political voice.   Read more...
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16 Jul 2012 – Justus George Lawler’s “Were the Popes Against the Jews” effectively rebuts the negative critique of the popes of the 19th and 20th centuries in David Kertzer’s 2001 “The Popes Against the Jews” and in those of even earlier books by Daniel Goldhagen and John Cornwell. In so doing, Lawler makes a significant contribution to what has become an ongoing discussion among scholars and journalists. He carefully analyzes Kertzer’s presentation, showing where he fudges and manipulates historical facts and statements.  Read more...
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Catholic-Muslim Dialogue (Catholic News Service)
16 Jul 2012 – WASHINGTON (CNS) — Participants in the 13th annual West Coast Muslim-Catholic Dialogue compared and contrasted the qualities of the believer in Islam and Catholicism during a recent meeting in Orange, Calif.  Read more...


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