Friday, 07 October 2011 00:00
Friday, 19 August 2011 00:00
When current visitors to the Vatican hear about the pope's men at arms, visions of Swiss Guards fill the mind. Today, the halberd-bearing, brightly costumed soldiers basically provide decoration for papal events. But they were once part of the armed services which for centuries protected not only popes but their kingdom in central Italy.
Wednesday, 27 July 2011 13:39
The Catholic Press Association’s best for 2011
At the annual Catholic Media Convention in late June, the Catholic Press Association presented its awards to books judged superior in various categories. This week, The Tidings presents those books which earned first, second and third place honors, with publishers listed in parentheses.
Thursday, 21 July 2011 16:00
The Language and Science of Faith: Straight Answers to Genuine Questions by Karl W. Giberson and Francis S. Collins. IVP Books (Downers Grove, Ill., 2011). 224 pp., $20.
Wednesday, 18 May 2011 13:38
Recent books address Catholic approaches to poverty, seeking spiritual identity and investigating the ‘real” authors of the New Testament.
Prayer of the MonthPapal intentions for November: That priests who experience difficulties may find comfort in their suffering, support in their doubts, and confirmation in their fidelity. That as fruit of the continental mission, Latin American Churches may send missionaries to other Churches.
Papal intentions for December: That children who are victims of abandonment or violence may find the love and protection they need. That Christians, enlightened by the Word incarnate, may prepare humanity for the Savior's coming.