Daily Archives: October 14, 2008

Price of Bible in Zimbabwe increases by the minute

CAPE TOWN, South Africa — Even making a plan to buy a Bible in Zimbabwe is enough to work you up into a sweat, says Jesuit Father Oscar Wermter. At last, the Bible has been translated into Shona, a local language, and is … Continue reading

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‘Catholics have an obligation to be interested in politics’

As Canadians go to the polls today to elect a government, Catholics are being wooed by candidates and parties in much the same way U.S. Catholic voters are sought. The Catholic Register, Canada’s oldest Catholic weekly, has been in the … Continue reading

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Pope Benedict as Bible blogger?

VATICAN CITY — The Synod of Bishops on the Bible heard an unusual suggestion Tuesday morning when a Hong Kong observer asked Pope Benedict to start up his own daily blog on Scripture. Agnes Kam Leng Lam, president of the … Continue reading

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CNS Bible Blog: Judith, Chapter 10 – Hanging on to tradition

By Uta Sievers Special to Catholic News Service Today, I sat down again with the Book of Judith and started reading Chapter 10. Following the method of “Ignatian contemplation” (a way for reading and praying with the Scriptures that has … Continue reading

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Better homilies, better readers: That’s the ticket

VATICAN CITY — The need for better homilies and the importance of lectors carefully, slowly and clearly proclaiming the word have been insistently recurring themes at the world Synod of Bishops on the Bible. Auxiliary Bishop Anton Leichtfried of Sankt … Continue reading

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