Celebrating Easter Can Be Difficult

BAGHDAD, April 14, 2003 (zenit.org/english): The looting and fires still raging in war-torn Iraq are making it hard for the country’s Catholics to live Holy Week in peace. “We celebrated Palm Sunday almost normally,” said Archbishop Fernando Filoni,...

Information Age Needs Christ, Says Archbishop Foley

MONTERREY, Mexico, APRIL 3, 2003 (Zenit.org).- A Vatican official appealed to the faithful and to media and information-technology professionals to make Christ present in today’s informed society.”How can the Church of Christ make itself heard by the...

Pope's Lenten Message for 2003

This year, as a guide for our Lenten meditation, I would offer a phrase taken from the Acts of the Apostles: «It is more blessed to give than to receive» (Acts 20:35). MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESS JOHN PAUL II FOR LENT 2003   Dear Brothers and Sisters! 1. Lent is a season...

Vatican Document on Catholics and Politics

“The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, having received the opinion of the Pontifical Council for the Laity, has decided that it would be appropriate to publish the present Doctrinal Note on some questions regarding the participation of Catholics in...

Papal Thought-a-Day Through Mobile Phone

ROME, JAN. 15, 2003 (Zenit.org).- Beginning today, John Paul II’s thought is available through mobile phones. (Service offered in conjunction with Vatican Press Office.) The brief messages will be sent by the Italian telephone company TIM to those clients who...

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