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St. Thomas Pilgrims in India (Catholic News Service)
05 Apr 2012 – MALAYATTOOR, India (CNS) — When doctors recommended a second heart surgery for Joseph Kudiassery in 1999, the penniless fishermen was at his wit’s end.  Read more...
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Holy Land Pilgrimages on the Rise (Catholic News Service)
05 Apr 2012 – WASHINGTON (CNS) — Fear of violence in the Middle East has not kept pilgrims away from the Holy Land, according to U.S. Franciscan priests who frequent the sites commemorating the birth, death and resurrection of Jesus of faith, not just historical landmarks that are more like any hesitancy to visit these places is “overcome by faith and interest,” said Franciscan Father Jeremy Harrington, commissary and guardian of the Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land in Washington. The holy sites, he added, remain safe places to visit despite unrest in the region.  Read more...
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04 Apr 2012 – JERUSALEM (CNS) — As Easter approaches, it can be a daunting task to find a quiet moment of contemplation at any of Jerusalem’s holy sites, but it is especially so at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher.   Read more...
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Pope Aids Victims in Syria (Catholic News Service)
03 Apr 2012 – VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Benedict XVI has donated $100,000 to help the people of Syria.  Read more...
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Vatican-Jewish Dialogue (Catholic News Service)
02 Apr 2012 – 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.  Read more...
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30 Mar 2012 – VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith sounded a warning against four excommunicated priests who continue to claim they represent the Ukrainian Catholic Church, the largest of the Eastern churches in full communion with Rome.  Read more...
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28 Mar 2012 – VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Benedict XVI has decided the collection taken up at his Holy Thursday evening Mass will be used to offer humanitarian aid to Syrian refugees.  Read more...
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Church in Belarus Perseveres (Catholic News Service)
26 Mar 2012 – SANTA FE SPRINGS, Calif. (CNS) — Archbishop Tadeusz Kondrusiewicz, a native of Belarus, told a Catholic high school audience how he “grew up in the Soviet Union in a time of persecution” and “now there is another type of persecution.”  Read more...


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