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  • Armed Police Patrol Canterbury Cathedral Amid Terrorist Fears

    09/29/2016 6:42:47 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 1 replies
    The Catholic Herald (UK) ^ | 6/29/16 | Staff Reporter
    Security has been increased following the murder of Fr Jacques HamelPolice with guns are patrolling Canterbury Cathedral amid fears about terror attacks. The extra security comes after a series of jihadist attacks across Europe, including the murder of Fr Jacques Hamel. Essex and Kent Police have ordered armed officers to guard potential terrorist targets, including the cathedral, major shopping centres, the port of Dover and London Southend Airport. Photos have emerged of police officers carrying Heckler and Koch G36 assault rifles, Glock 17 semi-auto 9mm pistols and Tasers outside the cathedral. A spokesman for Canterbury Cathedral said: “Having grown used...
  • German Court Convicts 4 Algerians in Terror Plot

    03/10/2003 12:44:33 PM PST · by knighthawk · 2 replies · 260+ views
    Voice of America ^ | March 10 2003 | Roger Wilkison
    A German court has convicted four Algerian men of plotting to bomb a busy Christmas market in the French city of Strasbourg, and sentenced them to prison terms of 10-12 years. The plot was foiled by German police just before it was to have taken place in late December 2000. In handing down the Frankfurt court's sentence, presiding Judge Karlheinz Zeiher said the four men had intended to kill defenseless people with the aim of spreading terror in France and throughout Europe. He said they wanted to punish France because of its support for the Algerian government. Judge Zeiher said...
  • Woman charged in plot to attack Paris's Notre Dame Cathedral (ISIS)

    09/11/2016 8:45:24 PM PDT · by Innovative · 13 replies
    CNN ^ | Sept. 11, 2016 | Sandrine Amiel, Tim Hume and Margot Haddad
    French authorities have charged a woman in relation to an alleged ISIS plot to attack this city's famous Notre Dame Cathedral last week, the Paris prosecutor's office said. The woman, whose name was given as Ornella G., was charged Saturday night with "terrorist criminal association to commit crimes against people" and "attempted assassinations as an organized gang in connection with a terrorist enterprise," the office said. The prosecutor, Francois Molins, whose office handles terrorism investigations, said Friday that the woman's fingerprints were found last Sunday in a car containing a half-dozen gas cylinders and left parked in front of Notre...
  • French Authorities Arrest Tunisian

    10/21/2002 4:29:19 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 5 replies · 179+ views
    Mainichi Daily News ^ | October 21 2002 | AP
    PARIS (AP) — Authorities in the south of France have arrested a Tunisian who is allegedly part of a group with links to the al-Qaida terrorist network, officials said Monday. The suspect, who was not identified, was arrested on Oct. 14 in Marseille — four days after Italian police arrested four alleged accomplices, the Interior Ministry said in a statement. A fifth man was arrested on Oct. 11 on the Mediterranean island of Malta. The group was based in Italy and provided logistical help to Osama bin Laden's al-Qaida network, ministry officials said. The suspect arrested in France also allegedly...
  • Coordinated attack feared after massive cathedral blaze

    05/03/2016 7:26:51 AM PDT · by george76 · 14 replies
    NY Post ^ | May 2, 2016 | Isabel Vincent and Chris Perez
    The historic Manhattan cathedral that was gutted in a massive fire was one of four Christian Orthodox churches to go up in flames on Orthodox Easter Sunday — sparking fears of a coordinated attack on the religion. While FDNY officials said the blaze at the Serbian Orthodox Cathedral of St. Sava on West 25th Street does not appear suspicious, members of the Orthodox community have doubts. They are worried that the blaze — along with church fires in Australia and Russia — were set in retaliation for the religion’s role in blocking the canonization of Croatian Nazi supporter Cardinal Aloysius...
  • Midtown Manhattan cathedral engulfed in flames: 'Irreplaceable' 160-year-old Orthodox Christian...

    05/01/2016 6:38:11 PM PDT · by blueyon · 40 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5/01/16 | Chris Pleasance
    "Midtown Manhattan cathedral engulfed in flames: 'Irreplaceable' 160-year-old Orthodox Christian church is consumed by fire" A 160-year-old Orthodox Christian cathedral in New York has been completely destroyed after a huge fire tore through it on Sunday The blaze broke out at the Serbian Cathedral of Saint Sava on 25th Street in Manhattan's Flatiron district at around 7pm. It is not known how the fire started, though it is believed to have broken out on the first floor of the building before consuming the interior and roof. An FDNY spokesman said that nobody was believed to be inside the building at...
  • The First-Ever Orthodox Vesper Service is Celebrated at the Cologne Cathedral

    12/17/2015 12:14:52 PM PST · by marshmallow · 5 replies
    On 27 November 2015, Orthodox Vesper service was celebrated for the first time in history at the Cologne Cathedral during the autumn session of the Orthodox Episcopal Conference in Germany. Over one thousand worshippers from the Orthodox communities of Cologne and the neighboring cities attended. The Cologne Cathedral is unique church; its main sanctuary was consecrated in September 1322 on the site on which the believers used to gather for prayers even in the first centuries of Christianity. The celebration of an Orthodox service became possible thanks to friendly support by Dompropst Gerd Bachner and Cardinal Rainer Maria Woelki, Archbishop...
  • Moscow Wants Turkey to Return Cathedral of Agia Sophia to Orthodox Church

    12/16/2015 9:26:16 AM PST · by marshmallow · 25 replies
    Pravoslavie ^ | 11/26/15 | Religious Information Service of Ukraine
    State Duma deputies have supported the idea of the return of Agia Sophia in Constantinople to the Orthodox Church. This was stated by Chairman of Committee on Property, and the coordinator of the inter-factional parliamentary group on the protection of Christian values, Sergei Gavrilov, TSN reports. Today, when Russian-Turkish relations are undergoing an "endurance trial," mutually friendly initiatives and proposals are of special importance, Gavrilov says. "The Russian side deems it possible to return to the question of Agia Sophia, the ancient shrine of the Christian world, located in Constantinople - an ancient Byzantine cathedral associated with the history of...
  • Violent mob of topless pro-abort feminists assaults praying men, tries to burn Cathedral

    10/15/2015 1:48:18 PM PDT · by NYer · 34 replies
    Life Site News ^ | October 14, 2015 | Gualberto Garcia Jones, J.D.
    WARNING: The video footage included below is shocking and contains violence and censored nudity. Viewer discretion is advised.  Mar de Plata, October 13, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) - A horrific and surreal scene unfolded Monday night outside the Cathedral of Mar de Plata in Argentina as hordes of women, many of them masked and half naked, violently assaulted a group of young men who stood outside the Cathedral of Mar de Plata praying and standing watch. Such violence is becoming the norm for the annual March for Women in the Pope's native land of Argentina, although this year's violence seemed to be the...
  • St. Petersburg Smolny Cathedral Restored to Church, a Symbol of the City of the Tsars

    04/16/2015 10:32:24 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 3 replies
    Asia News ^ | 4/16/15
    Confiscated by the Bolsheviks, first used as a warehouse and more recently a concert hall, the cathedral will be restored to the Orthodox diocese. In 2010 it was reopened for worship.Moscow (AsiaNews / Agencies) - Smolny Cathedral in St. Petersburg, one of the symbols of the city of the Tsars and now owned by the state, will be returned to the Russian Orthodox Church. This was announced April 14 by Nikolai Burov, director of the museum of the four cathedrals which also includes that of Smolny. "The decision has been made: the Smolny Cathedral will be restored to the diocese,"...
  • A 'Spiritual Oasis' – Southern Arabian Cathedral Celebrates 50 Years

    03/25/2015 6:03:47 AM PDT · by marshmallow
    Catholic News Agency ^ | 3/23/15 | Antonio Anup Gonsalves
    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Mar 23, 2015 / 05:33 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Vicariate Apostolic of Southern Arabia, which serves the more than 2 million Catholics in the United Arab Emirates, Oman, and Yemen, last week celebrated the 50th anniversary of its cathedral parish. On March 19, Bishop Paul Hinder, Vicar Apostolic of Southern Arabia, said a Mass of thanksgiving to mark the anniversary of the founding of St. Joseph's Cathedral, located in Abu Dhabi, capital of the United Arab Emirates. St. Joseph's is the oldest Catholic church in the emirates. Bishop Hinder was joined by more than 30...
  • A 'spiritual oasis' – Southern Arabian cathedral celebrates 50 years

    03/24/2015 12:02:55 PM PDT · by iowamark · 1 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | 3/24/2015 | Antonio Anup Gonsalves
    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - The Vicariate Apostolic of Southern Arabia, which serves the more than 2 million Catholics in the United Arab Emirates, Oman, and Yemen, last week celebrated the 50th anniversary of its cathedral parish. On March 19, Bishop Paul Hinder, Vicar Apostolic of Southern Arabia, said a Mass of thanksgiving to mark the anniversary of the founding of St. Joseph's Cathedral, located in Abu Dhabi, capital of the United Arab Emirates. St. Joseph's is the oldest Catholic church in the emirates. Bishop Hinder was joined by more than 30 priests, nuns, and over 5,000 laity for...
  • St. Patrick’s Cathedral gets donations from non-Catholics for repairs

    04/14/2015 12:55:35 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 12 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 04/14/2015 | JENNIFER FERMINO
    A good chunk of the $100 million raised to restore St. Patrick’s Cathedral has come from non-Catholics — a testament to the love and respect New Yorkers have for all religions, Timothy Cardinal Dolan said Monday. “We couldn’t be that far were it not for non-Catholic benefactors who have been extraordinarily good to us,” Dolan said in an Association for a Better New York speech. One “prominent Jewish man” told Dolan that as a child he loved visiting St. Patrick’s, where his mother would always light a candle. “He said, ‘I don’t think she ever paid for them so ....
  • Muslims Chant to Remove Jesus at Washington’s National Cathedral

    11/20/2014 8:22:54 AM PST · by Biggirl · 59 replies
    Israel Today ^ | November 20, 2014 | David Lazarus
    It looked like a chilling scene from a Last Days, anti-Christ-takes-over-the-world disaster movie. Hundreds of Muslims take over America’s most notable church, prostrate on their prayer rugs as their unified chant echoes out in full volume: “There is only one god, he begets not and I bear witness that Muhammad is His only servant and Apostle."
  • Washington National Cathedral To Host Muslim Prayer Service For First Time In American History

    11/14/2014 10:31:11 AM PST · by Safrguns · 37 replies
    Prophecy News Watch ^ | November 14, 2014 | Todd Starnes
    The Washington National Cathedral will host a Muslim prayer service on Friday -- for the first time in American history. Why is National Cathedral hosting a prayer service for a religion that opposes the teachings of Christianity? I asked Erwin Lutzer, the pastor of Moody Church, about the significance of this moment. What he told me should be shared! Pastor Lutzer: "The National Cathedral was dedicated to be a house of worship for Christians. Although tolerance is a commendable virtue, we might well wonder why this Cathedral will be used to host a prayer service for a religion which opposes...
  • National Cathedral Leader: 'Homophobia' a Sin; Same-Sex Marriages Will Be Performed

    10/07/2013 5:17:11 PM PDT · by Nachum · 80 replies
    CNS News ^ | 10/7/13 | Penny Starr
    ( – The Very Rev. Gary Hall, chief ecclesiastical leader and executive officer of the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C., said in a sermon on Sunday that “homophobia” and “heterosexism” are sins. “In its wisdom, the church came to its senses and labeled both racism and sexism as sinful,” Hall said. “And now we find ourselves at the last barrier—call that barrier homophobia, call it heterosexism. “We must now have the courage to take the final step and call homophobia and heterosexism what they are,” Hall said. “They are sin. “Homophobia is a sin,” Hall said. “Heterosexism is a sin.
  • Right-wing historian shoots himself in Notre Dame cathedral 'in protest at gay marriage'

    05/21/2013 10:32:00 AM PDT · by LonelyCon · 39 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | May 21, 2013 | Sam Webb
    A right-wing historian shot himself dead in front of hundreds of tourists at the altar of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris today, apparently in protest at France's legalisation of gay marriage. Dominique Venner, who had recently been campaigning against gay marriage in France, is said to have calmly walked past the crowds milling around the 850-year-old Cathedral, one of the most popular tourist sites in the world, before taking out a Herstal automatic pistol. The 78-year-old put the gun in his mouth and fired before collapsing on to the altar, according to French media reports.
  • Notre Dame gets new bells for her 850th birthday

    03/26/2013 8:41:03 PM PDT · by NYer · 14 replies
    History Blog ^ | March 26, 2013
    Notre Dame de Paris, the Gothic cathedral that is one of the most famous churches in the world, turns 850 years old this year and has gotten a new set of nine bells for a birthday present. The new bells range in size from 767 kilos (1691 lbs) to 1.91 tons. They were blessed in a ceremony at the cathedral on February 2nd (see this YouTube for the full ceremony; the top comment lists the times they were rung), but since they were lined up in the nave, their rings were only heard individually when their clappers were struck against...
  • Catholic Christmas in Moscow

    12/25/2012 7:18:26 PM PST · by vladimir998 · 4 replies
    Voice of Russia Radio ^ | Dec 25, 2012 | Milena Faustova
    On the night of December 24, Roman Catholics and members of several other Christian denominations celebrated Christmas Eve. In the late hours of December 24, the largest Roman Catholic cathedral in Russia – the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin – was full of people. With an exclamation of the priest, “Christ is born!”, which was joyfully repeated by the people, the holiday mass began.
  • New Report Examines Salaries of Megachurch Pastors

    09/04/2012 5:42:52 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 09/04/2012 | By Lillian Kwon
    Salaries for megachurch pastors have increased over the last two years after a short period of stagnation, a new report reveals. According to the 2012 Large Church Salary Report by Leadership Network, senior pastor salaries rose about 2 percent per year for the last two years. These pastors were found, for the most part, to be leading growing churches. The study is the largest-scale project of its kind. Leadership Network has been conducting salary surveys of large churches since 2001. "We were the pioneers in doing so," said Warren Bird, director of Research and Intellectual Capital Development at Leadership Network,...
  • Muslims in Turkey Demand Historic Cathedral Be Turned Into Mosque (Is this the end of Hagia Sophia?)

    06/08/2012 2:11:28 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 06/08/2012 | By Nicola Menzie
    Thousands of Muslims in Turkey, preparing to celebrate the Ottoman conquest of the country 500 years ago, are demanding that authorities allow them to convert the Hagia Sophia museum into a mosque, despite laws forbidding worship at what was once the world's most renowned Christian church. Instanbul's Hagia Sophia, which means "Holy Wisdom" in Greek, was completed in 537 by Emperor Justinian and considered the center of Orthodox Christianity for more than 900 years. It was converted in the mid-15th century into a mosque after conquest by the Ottomans and became a source of pride for the Muslim world. On...
  • St. Patrick’s (Cathedral in NY) to Undergo a Three-Year, $177 Million Renovation

    03/17/2012 1:39:16 PM PDT · by NYer · 14 replies · 1+ views
    NYT ^ | March 16, 2012 | DAVID W. DUNLAP
    Take one good, long last look at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, a defining landmark of New York City. It is about to disappear for two or three years under a cocoon of scaffolding, inside and out, that will permit a $177 million rehabilitation project to unfold, the most extensive work at the cathedral in generations.Come to think of it, don’t take too good a look. You may see the growing cracks in the marble facade and the patchwork of repairs up and down the buttresses, the dimness of the stained-glass windows and smoke-darkened walls, the zebra striping caused by lathing behind...
  • At St. Patrick’s (Cathedral in NY), a Cornerstone That Has Long Eluded Searchers

    10/14/2011 8:00:30 AM PDT · by NYer · 7 replies
    NYT ^ | October 12, 2011 | SAM ROBERTS
    Much is known about the cornerstone of St. Patrick’s Cathedral. As the Archdiocese of New York embarks on a five-year, $175 million renovation of what has been described as the nation’s largest Roman Catholic Gothic sanctuary, architects and historians have meticulously reviewed every detail of James Renwick Jr.’s original blueprints. They have learned that the cornerstone was hand-cut by Cormack McCall, a 22-year-old Irish immigrant. It was laid on Sunday, Aug. 15, 1858, the Feast of the Assumption, by John Hughes, New York’s first archbishop. Two hundred priests and 100 choirboys marched in the formal procession. The throng of onlookers...
  • Largest Bell in the World at Cologne Cathedral is Silenced

    01/07/2011 8:00:51 AM PST · by 0beron · 24 replies · 1+ views
    The Eponymous Flower ^ | 01/06/2011 | Tancred
    Largest free swinging bell in the world: Shortly before the Epiphany Mass the clapper of the 24 ton bell -- The "decke Pitter" is the German Peace Bell. Cologne ( Shock in the Cologne Cathedral: The bell known as "Decker Pitter" by the locals is silenced. On Thursday morning the clapper with a 3.24 Meter diameter and with a weight of 24 tons, the largest free swinging bell in the world, fell. The cause is still unknown. Possibly there was some material weakening in the structure connecting the clapper to the bell itself. No one was injured as the Cathedral...
  • Washington National Cathedral Ponders Sale of Rare Books

    06/05/2010 6:40:17 AM PDT · by tellw · 22 replies · 431+ views
    Washington Post ^ | June 5, 2010 | Anne Gowen
    Over the past two years, economic hard times have loomed as large at Washington National Cathedral as the Gothic spires that grace the city's skyline. The cathedral has slashed its budget from $27 to $13 million, outsourcing its gift shop operation and shuttering its popular greenhouse and its continuing education college for clergy. Three rounds of layoffs have reduced the staff from 170 to 70, including, at the end of this month, the cathedral's conservator and the liturgist who oversaw the April memorial service for civil rights pioneer Dorothy Height.
  • St. Augustine getting major redo

    04/19/2010 7:04:19 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 169+ views
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | Patty Machelor
    Nearly gone is the mottled white paint, and deteriorating pews are being replaced with pews replicating designs from at least as far back as 1911. St. Augustine Cathedral, a downtown Tucson centerpiece, is being changed from having an austere, outdated interior to one of warmth and light. The $1 million renovation has "totally changed the feeling of the cathedral," said Fred Allison, spokesman for the Catholic Diocese of Tucson. The cathedral, at 192 S. Stone Ave., will soon have a cream-colored interior and a design scheme meant to draw the eyes of visitors and parishioners toward the sanctuary. The white...

    04/11/2010 9:33:03 AM PDT · by Velveeta · 4,070 replies · 6,773+ views
    Free Republic | 4/11/2010 | FReeper Collaboration
    Obama amputates our nuclear arms By: Charles Krauthammer ...snippet...Under President Obama’s new policy, however, if the state that has just attacked us with biological or chemical weapons is “in compliance with the Non-Proliferation Treaty,” explained Gates, then “the U.S. pledges not to use or threaten to use nuclear weapons against it.” Imagine the scenario: Hundreds of thousands are lying dead in the streets of Boston after a massive anthrax or nerve gas attack. The president immediately calls in the lawyers to determine whether the attacking state is in compliance with the NPT. If it turns out that the attacker...
  • Several dead after Al Qaeda-linked militants bomb cathedral in Philippines

    04/15/2010 6:22:53 AM PDT · by Petrosius · 22 replies · 516+ views
    Catholic News Agency ^ | Apr 15, 2010
    Manila, Philippines, Apr 15, 2010 / 03:01 am (CNA).- Abu Sayyaf militants conducted a bombing assault on Isabela City in the Philippines on Tuesday morning, killing several people and severely damaging the Cathedral of St. Isabel. The local bishop said the cathedral was “totally” damaged. At least 25 militants with the Al Qaeda-linked group, dressed in police and camouflaged military uniforms, set off two bombs that blew up a van and damaged the 40-year-old cathedral. A third bomb placed near a judge’s house and a bus terminal was safely detonated by soldiers.It was the worst attack by the group in...
  • Searching among a Haitian cathedral's ruins (100 priests still missing)

    01/16/2010 11:15:49 AM PST · by NYer · 30 replies · 896+ views
    LA Times ^ | Januay 16, 2010 | Tracy Wilkinson
    The woman wailed outside the ruins of the Notre Dame Cathedral of Port-au-Prince, the iconic Roman Catholic church that symbolized Haiti's religious fervor. "This is what God did!" she cried Friday morning. "See what God can do!" Tuesday's earthquake brought down the roof of the enormous pink-and-cream church, filling the apse and nave with tons of rubble. The quake punched out its vivid stained glass windows, twisted its wrought-iron fencing and sliced brick walls like cake. The western steeple, which had soared more than 100 feet, toppled onto parishioners praying at an outdoor shrine to St. Emmanuel. Flies buzzed around...
  • Exclusive: Papal nuncio gives dramatic report on Church in Haiti

    01/14/2010 10:52:35 AM PST · by NYer · 25 replies · 1,025+ views
    cna ^ | January 14, 2010
    Archbishop Bernardito Auza. Credit: CBCP. Port au Prince, Haiti, Jan 14, 2010 / 01:30 pm (CNA).- In an exclusive email to CNA, the Apostolic Nuncio to Haiti, Archbishop Bernardito Auza, has revealed the details surrounding the death of the Archbishop of Haiti, the condition of the buildings at the nunciature, the archdiocese and the major seminary, as well as an updated body count of priests, religious, and seminarians in Port-au-Prince, which was hit by a massive earthquake on Tuesday. “Catholic Relief Services (CRS) has a great presence here,” said the nuncio. But due to the difficult situation, the lack...
  • Haiti Archbishop Killed in Quake as Churches, Cathedral Reduced to Rubble

    01/13/2010 8:27:38 AM PST · by rrstar96 · 24 replies · 2,164+ views
    Fox News ^ | January 13, 2010 | Fox News
    The archbishop of Port-au-Prince was killed in the devastating earthquakes that have demolished the Haitian capital and taken untold lives since striking Tuesday, according to a dispatch from the Vatican. The body of Msgr. Joseph Serge Miot, 65, was found under the rubble of the archdiocese, and may be one of only hundreds of victims trapped in the ruins of Church buildings on the island.
  • Remembering President Bush speaking after 9-11

    09/15/2009 7:04:48 AM PDT · by Former MSM Viewer · 3 replies · 401+ views ^ | 9-14-01 | President George W Bush
    The nation was truly comforted by the class and dignity of President Bush.
  • Third Wedding's a Charm for Denyce Graves -Touching Story

    09/14/2009 5:29:18 AM PDT · by Reagan69 · 6 replies · 1,317+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 9/14/2009 | Ellen McCarthy
    She was dumped by a boyfriend who no longer wished to follow her around the world. She found herself heartbroken and sick and finally went to a doctor who said he had news -- at 39, she was with child. Impossible, she replied: Throughout her previous 17-year marriage she tried repeatedly to get pregnant,
  • Cathedral holds key to secret of Obama's Irish relatives[Obama's Lost Tomb]

    09/02/2009 9:30:21 AM PDT · by BGHater · 8 replies · 1,105+ views
    Kilkenny People ^ | 01 Sep 2009 | Sean Keane
    YOU could have been reading a chapter of Dan Brown's best-selling novel The DaVinci Code. Two people painstakingly deciphering the Latin words on hundreds of tombs inside one of the oldest places of worship on these islands. Using a centuries-old map to identify a vault hidden under the floor of the 13th Century gothic building with tower attached, they solved a mystery that had surrounded the Irish ancestors of US president Barack Obama. It's the stuff of dreams, but it has become a reality in Kilkenny, Ireland's medieval city. And so it was to St Can-ice's Cathedral that Kil-kenny film...
  • Don Justo's Self Built Cathedral

    08/10/2009 9:46:46 AM PDT · by BGHater · 4 replies · 609+ views
    CityNoise ^ | 12 April 2005 | Hasslehoff
    Justo Gallego Martínez is building his very own Cathedral in Mejorada del Campo near Madrid, Spain This is no "model" cathedral and he is neither a qualified architect, nor engineer, nor bricklayer -- he is a farmer. "The plans have only ever existed in my head" and have evolved over time in response to opportunity and inspiration. Nor does he have formal planning permission from the authorities of Mejorada del Campo -- the town in which it is located (20 km from Madrid under the flight-path to the Barajas airport).Nor does he have the benediction or support of the Catholic...
  • Bomb Blast Near South Philippine Cathedral Kills 5 [12 Hours Ago]

    07/05/2009 4:56:43 PM PDT · by Son House · 15 replies · 1,840+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | By JIM GOMEZ
    Suspected Muslim guerrillas detonated a bomb near a Roman Catholic cathedral in the southern Philippines on Sunday, killing at least five people and wounding 46. The bomb exploded outside the Immaculate Conception cathedral in Cotabato city as churchgoers were attending Mass. Two people were killed instantly in the attack and three others, including a militiaman, later died in hospitals, military officials said. Among the wounded were six soldiers and militiamen who were in an army van that passed by the cathedral when the device, fashioned from a mortar round, exploded, Cotabato city Mayor Muslimin Sema said. The improvised explosive, which...
  • Bomb Blast Near South Philippine Cathedral Kills 3 [Time For the West To Halt Muslim Immigration]

    07/04/2009 10:25:49 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 4 replies · 434+ views
    AP Report ^ | July 04th 2009
    Bomb Blast Near South Philippine Cathedral Kills 3 By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS July 5, 2009 MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- Suspected Muslim guerrillas detonated a bomb near a Roman Catholic cathedral in the southern Philippines on Sunday, killing at least three people and wounding more than two dozen others. The bomb exploded outside the Immaculate Conception cathedral in Cotabato city as churchgoers walked out after attending Mass. Two passers-by were killed instantly in the attack and a third died on the way to a hospital, said regional military commander Maj. Gen. Alfredo Cayton. The improvised explosive was hidden near a row...
  • Chicago's Holy Name Cathedral c. 1926

    06/25/2009 1:24:41 PM PDT · by NYer · 10 replies · 499+ views
    cmr ^ | June 25, 2009
    CMR readers who know Chicago's Holy Name Cathedral might be interested in this historic photo from the Mass held there for the famous 1926 International Eucharistic Congress (click image for larger view). The extraordinary decorations include not only the banners, the draped fabrics and swags of flowers, but also the turning of the front rows of pews in choir arrangement. The photo also shows many of the features of the cathedral before its renovation in 1969, including the stone pulpitm, the high altar and some of the murals. Holy Name as it exists today is shown below.
  • Banks need family values, says Gordon Brown in extraordinary sermon to the City ahead of G20(???)

    03/30/2009 11:44:39 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 6 replies · 432+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 03/31/09 | James Chapman
    Banks need family values, says Gordon Brown in extraordinary sermon to the City ahead of G20 By James Chapman Last updated at 1:59 AM on 31st March 2009 'Rise to the challenge': Gordon Brown will urge banks to abide by the same values we celebrate in everyday lives Gordon Brown will today make an extraordinary appeal for family values to be applied to the financial system. The Prime Minister will use a speech at St Paul's Cathedral to insist the first test of this week's G20 summit will be if it can agree to clean up banks across the world....
  • A Changed View, A Changed Heart

    04/13/2009 12:11:54 PM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 5 replies · 728+ views
    AiG ^ | Tom Vail
    “Let’s go boatin’!” is the call that echoes off the walls of the Grand Canyon during my guided tours. It gets people moving and ready to head down river. In my years as a guide, I’ve had the privilege of taking thousands of people through the Grand Canyon, through what I now believe to be one of God’s true, created wonders. My love for the Grand Canyon started in 1980 when I went on my first river trip. The following year, I started working as a part-time guide, and in 1983, I left my corporate life to work in the...
  • Italy: Plot to blow up Milan Cathedral

    12/04/2008 1:04:23 PM PST · by Frankusa · 63 replies · 7,835+ views
    Two Moroccans arrested in Italy yesterday wanted to blow up the Milan Cathedral on Christmas. They hoped an attack during the busy holiday would cost dozens of lives. This according to tapped phone calls, reports La Repubblica. The two belonged to an Islamic terror cell which had been followed by the Italian police already for months... Rachid Ilhami (31) and Abdelkader Ghafir (43) were arrested in Giussano, a city 25km away from Milan. The detectives gathered from tapped phone calls and confiscated computer files that the two also prepared attacks on a supermarket and a police bureau. They are arrested...
  • Oakland Cathedral revisited: "There is no prayer there"

    10/08/2008 10:20:04 AM PDT · by NYer · 28 replies · 730+ views
    American Papist ^ | October 7, 2008 | Thomas Peters
    The comment thread on my original post about Oakland's new "Cathedral of Light" has about 90 comments at this point. My editorial observations were minimal, but that didn't stop several people from claiming positions for me (and strongly disagreeing with ... the positions they thought I held). This thoughtful post by "Vitruvian Duck" gets closer to identifying the concerns I had when I first saw pictures of the cathedral. He received his Masters degree from the University of Notre Dame School of Architecture, one of the best (if not only) classical schools of (Church) Architecture in the country. He...
  • Heaven Touches Earth: Papal Liturgy at Saint Patrick’s

    04/19/2008 9:04:57 AM PDT · by tcg · 16 replies · 94+ views
    Catholic Online ^ | 4/19/08 | Deacon Keith Fournier
    The Pope used the structure of the great Cathedral as a symbolic framework for addressing the interior meaning of the Christian vocation and mission.
  • All Done - Houston's s new Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart

    03/29/2008 3:11:10 PM PDT · by NYer · 64 replies · 925+ views
    WITL ^ | March 29, 2008 | Rocco Palmo
    Already hailed as "a Houston landmark," yesterday saw the first official preview of the city's new Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, which'll be dedicated on Wednesday before 60 hierarchs and a very lucky crowd of close to 2,000. To mark the occasion -- which the regional media has treated as an earth-altering event and then some -- today's hometown Chronicle contains a full package on the festivities. As Cardinal Daniel DiNardo consecrates the $65 million de facto hub of his 1.5 million-member archdiocese, Texas' oldest and the largest in the South, fellow neo-porporato Cardinal John Foley will be present......
  • Mexico City's Cathedral Closed: 100 (Leftist) Protesters Disrupt Sunday Mass

    11/19/2007 7:12:48 PM PST · by Pyro7480 · 49 replies · 767+ views
    Zenit ^ | 11/19/2007 | n/a
    MEXICO CITY, NOV. 19, 2007 ( The cathedral of Mexico City closed its doors last weekend, after more than 100 political protesters disrupted Sunday Mass. The decision was announced the same day by Armando Martínez, the president of the College of the Catholic Lawyers of Mexico, who said that the cathedral will not open again until the government can guarantee the security of the faithful and priests. During the midday Mass at the cathedral Sunday, a group of members of the leftist Party of the Democratic Revolution (PRD) interrupted the liturgy chanting slogans supporting Andrés Manuel López Obrador, the 2006...
  • Two Cathedrals (Oakland Cathedral nears completion)

    11/11/2007 3:50:19 PM PST · by NYer · 34 replies · 178+ views
    WITL ^ | November 10, 2007 | Rocco Palmo
    Oakland... the final frontier. As the Cathedral of Christ the Light rises in the Bay Area see-city, one can be forgiven if "Star Trek" comes to mind. Acclaimed for its "ambitious" design, the 1,500-seat mother church of the 500,000-member diocese -- price tag: $190 million -- will open its doors on 25 September 2008. Father Paul Minnihan, provost of the cathedral, said the planning team selected the date to avoid conflicts with such weekend events as weddings and quincieneras. The group also considered an evening event, but decided an afternoon would allow for the possibility of a procession to...
  • Developer restores former L.A. cathedral, converts it into event hall

    09/06/2007 11:09:04 AM PDT · by NYer · 29 replies · 684+ views
    CNA ^ | September 5, 2007
    Los Angeles, Sep 5, 2007 / 10:11 am (CNA).- Thanks to local preservationists and an astute developer, the former cathedral of Los Angeles was returned to its previous structural glory last week. The former St. Vibiana Cathedral, now simply named Vibiana and converted into a concert and events hall, got its 3,500-pound cupola back Aug. 30, reported the L.A. Times. The moment ended an 11-year campaign to save the downtown landmark. The historic cathedral was marked for demolition after it suffered structural damage in a 1994 earthquake. The Archdiocese of Los Angeles decided that repairs would cost more than the...
  • High Cost for New Calif. Cathedral (compared to a nuclear reactor)

    09/04/2007 7:35:21 AM PDT · by NYer · 54 replies · 562+ views
    AP ^ | September 2, 2007 | LOUISE CHU
    (AP) — A maze of wooden planks and glass panes is gradually taking shape among the austere office buildings of downtown Oakland, a structure alternately described as a bee hive, an inverted basket or a nuclear reactor.Only an inconspicuous sign on a fence offers a clue that it will soon be one of the nation's most ambitious — and expensive — religious sites.When it's completed in fall of 2008, the $190 million Cathedral of Christ the Light will be the centerpiece of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Oakland, which lost its old cathedral to the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake.More...
  • Archdiocese bans schismatic sect from Denver churches

    08/27/2007 1:12:58 PM PDT · by NYer · 22 replies · 580+ views
    CNA ^ | August 27, 2007
    Denver, Aug 27, 2007 / 10:38 am (CNA).- Members of the schismatic Society of St. Pius X complied with directives from the Archdiocese of Denver on Saturday, banning them from praying in two Denver churches. Since 1999, members of St. Isidore the Farmer Church in Watkins, Colorado have embarked on a 50-mile walking pilgrimage to Mother Cabrini Shrine in Golden, Colorado to thank God for the completion of their church. In the past, the pilgrims stopped along the route to pray and rest in the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception or Holy Ghost Church, both in downtown Denver. However, the...
  • Restored – but medieval maze is still a puzzle after centuries[UK]

    06/20/2007 4:47:34 AM PDT · by BGHater · 57 replies · 2,018+ views
    Yorkshire Post ^ | 19 June 2007 | Simon Bristow
    A maze is designed to puzzle, but whoever dreamt up the intricate earth and grass labyrinth that is Julian's Bower can be especially pleased –it remains a mystery after hundreds of years. The medieval maze in Alkborough, near Scunthorpe, has been reopened to the public after a major returfing project, but experts are no closer to solving the riddle of why or when it was made. The 44ft relic cut into the landscape has many interlocking rings, and the theories surrounding its origins are just as complex. Some have observed how Alkborough's maze is strikingly similar to a floor design...