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  • Islamic Burial Rituals Blamed for Spread of Ebola Virus in Africa

    10/17/2014 4:56:45 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 27 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | 10-17-14 | Paul Sperry
    Islam isn't just at the heart of the terror threat posed by the Islamic State. The religion is also contributing to the other major crisis plaguing the globe: the spread of Ebola. Washington and its media stenographers won't tell you this, lest they look intolerant, but Islamic burial rituals are a key reason why health officials can't contain the spread of the deadly disease in West Africa. Many of the victims of Ebola in the three hot-spot nations there — Sierra Leone and Guinea, as well as neighboring Liberia — are Muslim. Roughly 73% of Sierra Leone's and about 85%...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: ANTIOCHENE RITE, 09-23-14

    09/23/2014 7:46:34 AM PDT · by Salvation · 2 replies
    CCDictionary ^ | 09-23-14 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random:ANTIOCHENE RITE A ritual used throughout the Patriarchate of Antioch. The pure Antiochene, in its oldest form, eliminated the Pater Noster and the names of the saints in the Mass. This form was early displaced by the Liturgy of St. James from Jerusalem, which became the ritual of all Western Syria. Originally Greek, the Liturgy of St. James was later translated into Syriac. The Greek version is now used twice a year by the Orthodox; the Syriac version by the Jacobites in Syria and Palestine and by the Syrian Catholics. A Romanized form of this liturgy...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: BYZANTINE RITE, 06-02-14

    06/02/2014 8:36:22 AM PDT · by Salvation · 6 replies
    CCDictionary ^ | 06-02-14 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random:BYZANTINE RITE  Ritual and ecclesiastical policy followed by the Church of Constantinople. The second most widely used rite after the Roman, it has three forms: 1. the Liturgy of St. James the Elder, modified by St. Basil and named after him; 2. St. John Chrysostom's later modification, which became the common Eucharistic service of Constantinople. Though it did not displace the original St. Basil's, it did limit its use; 3. the liturgy of the Presanctified, essentially the distribution of the Blessed Sacrament consecrated on the preceding Sunday. All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: GALLICAN RITE, 11-08-13

    11/08/2013 7:48:51 AM PST · by Salvation · 7 replies
    CCDictionary ^ | 11-08-13 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random:GALLICAN RITE A ritual that prevailed from the fourth to the eighth centuries in Gaul. Its origin is disputed, but the ritual was most likely introduced by the first missionaries. It differed from the Roman Rite in the arrangement of the liturgical year, the elaborate ceremonial in the offering of the bread and wine, and in the fact that all Mass prayers were variable daily. Some liturgies today at Milan and Toledo bear resemblance to the Gallican rites. All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with...
  • Pope’s ambition, a blend of the Novus Ordo and the Old Rite, could sweep Church [Catholic Caucus]

    10/04/2012 4:23:16 PM PDT · by Salvation · 51 replies
    CatholicHerald.co.uk ^ | Friday, 20 May 2011 | William Oddie
    The Pope’s ambition, a powerful blend of the Novus Ordo and the Old Rite, could sweep the Church There are too many difficulties attending both the Novus Ordo and the Old Rite By William Oddie on Friday, 20 May 2011 Cardinal Walter Brandmüller celebrated the Extraordinary Form Mass at St Peter's Basilica on Sunday (CNS photo) An extremely interesting story by John Thavis – which appears currently on the Herald’s homepage under the headline “Pope’s ‘reform of the reform’ in liturgy to continue” – reports what seems to me a potentially wondrous proposed advance. But will it happen? There is...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: GALLICAN RITE, 05-26-12

    05/26/2012 1:11:17 PM PDT · by Salvation · 3 replies
    Catholic Reference.net ^ | 05-26-12 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):GALLICAN RITE A ritual that prevailed from the fourth to the eighth centuries in Gaul. Its origin is disputed, but the ritual was most likely introduced by the first missionaries. It differed from the Roman Rite in the arrangement of the liturgical year, the elaborate ceremonial in the offering of the bread and wine, and in the fact that all Mass prayers were variable daily. Some liturgies today at Milan and Toledo bear resemblance to the Gallican rites. All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with...
  • Priest beaten up in front of his mother for celebrating the Traditional [ Latin ] Mass

    08/01/2011 7:21:27 PM PDT · by Robert Drobot · 18 replies
    KOLBE 16670 ^ | A.D. 26 jULY 2011 | Editors
    Priest attacked, guilty of celebrating the Latin Mass ... Tue, 26/07/2011 - 15:24 "You have been tough, but we will smash your head. Signed, Your friend Satan". That was one of several threatening messages sent to Father Hernán García Pardo, parish priest of San Michele, in Ronta [Mugello region of the Province of Florence, Tuscany]. His fault [was] that of celebrating the Latin Mass.... The warnings, which had been recurrent for some time, had not made the priest, who despite everything has continued to say Mass according to the ancient rite, give up. The last chapter [took place] last Wednesday,...
  • The Rites of the Catholic Church [Catholic Caucus]

    02/19/2011 1:52:17 PM PST · by NYer · 7 replies
    cna ^ | February 17, 2011
    It may surprise most people to know that there are many different rites within the Catholic Church. Before discussing these rites it is important to note that different sources disagree on exactly what constitutes a rite and exactly how many there are.A rite represents an ecclesiastical tradition about how the sacraments are to be celebrated. As the early Church grew and spread, it celebrated the sacraments as would be best understood and received in the context of individual cultures, without ever changing their essential form and matter. The early Church sought to evangelize in the major cultural centers of the...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: RUTHENIAN RITE, 10-14-10

    10/14/2010 8:58:35 AM PDT · by Salvation · 4 replies
    CatholicReference.net ^ | 10-14-10 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):RUTHENIAN RITE The liturgy used by the Ruthenian Catholics in Poland, the United States, and elsewhere. Said in the Slavonic language, it differs but slightly from the Byzantine Rite in the Orthdox Church. All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.
  • THE RITES OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH -- There are many!

    02/26/2010 9:30:54 PM PST · by Salvation · 15 replies · 370+ views
    The Minnesota St. Thomas More Chapter of Catholics United for the Faith ^ | March/April 2000. | Minnesota St. Thomas More Chapter of Catholics United for the Faith
    THE RITES OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH    It may surprise most people to know that there are many different rites within the Catholic Church. Before discussing these rites it is important to note that different sources disagree on exactly what constitutes a rite and exactly how many there are.   A rite represents an ecclesiastical tradition about how the sacraments are to be celebrated. As the early Church grew and spread, it celebrated the sacraments as would be best understood and received in the context of individual cultures, without ever changing their essential form and matter. The early Church sought to...
  • How Did the Catholic Church Get Her Name?

    02/26/2010 9:21:46 PM PST · by Salvation · 12 replies · 392+ views
    EWTN.com ^ | May/June 1996? | Kenneth D. Whitehead
    How Did the Catholic Church Get Her Name? by Kenneth D. WhiteheadThe Creed which we recite on Sundays and holy days speaks of one, holy, catholic and apostolic Church. As everybody knows, however, the Church referred to in this Creed is more commonly called just the Catholic Church. It is not, by the way, properly called the Roman Catholic Church, but simply the Catholic Church.The term Roman Catholic is not used by the Church herself; it is a relatively modern term, and one, moreover, that is confined largely to the English language. The English-speaking bishops at the First Vatican...
  • The National Iranian American Council: Human Rights in Iran and US Foreign Policy Options

    07/26/2007 7:41:25 PM PDT · by humint · 2 replies · 189+ views
    NIAC ^ | Thursday, 26 July 2007, 12:00noon - 2:30pm | NIAC
    B369 Rayburn House Office Building, US House of Representatives Welcoming Remarks: Dr.Trita Parsi, President, National Iranian American Council 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm PANEL DISCUSSION, Q&A Alex Arriaga: Deputy Director for Advocacy and Director of Government Relations Amnesty International Joe Stork: Deputy Director, Middle East and North Africa Human Rights Watch Laura Secor: The New Yorker magazine David Denehy (Invited) Senior Advisor U.S. Department of State Dr. John Tirman: Executive Director, Center for International Studies Massachusetts Institute of Technology Moderator Trita Parsi: President, National Iranian American Council
  • Traveling the Path to Catholicism

    04/12/2006 9:37:35 AM PDT · by Salvation · 31 replies · 678+ views
    Catholic Exchange.com ^ | 04-12-06 | Fr. William Saunders
    by Fr. William Saunders Other Articles by Fr. William Saunders Traveling the Path to Catholicism 04/12/06 Recently I saw a picture showing the Rite of Election at the cathedral. Would you please explain more about the Rite of Election and RCIA? When I was growing up, we did not have such a program. The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) is a formal program of catechetical instruction, ascetical practice (prayer and spirituality), and liturgies whereby adults — called catechumens — are formally admitted into the Church and receive the sacraments of initiation — baptism, confirmation, and holy Eucharist. (The sacrament...
  • Prayers of Eastern Christian Churches at the Papal Funeral

    04/08/2005 8:21:07 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 62 replies · 2,102+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 4/8/2005 | n/a
    Click on the link above the watch and hear the Prayers by the Eastern Churches at the funeral of Pope John Paul II.
  • ( LIVE THREAD ) Solemn Funeral Rites for Pope John Paul II (Resource Materials for those watching)

    04/07/2005 4:12:16 PM PDT · by NYer · 1,039 replies · 28,679+ views
    EWTN ^ | April 7, 2005
    Deposition, Funeral and Burial Rites of Pope John Paul II Deposition of the Body of the Roman Pontiff in the Coffin Before the Funeral Mass the body will be deposited in a coffin of Cyprus wood. It will the be closed in the presence of the Cardinal Camerlengo, the heads of each Order of Cardinals (Cardinal Bishops, Cardinal Priest, Cardinal Deacons), the Cardinal Archpriest of the Vatican Basilica, the Cardinal Secretary of State, the Cardinal Vicar of Rome, the Substitute of the Secretariat of State, the Prefect of the Pontifical Household, the Almoner of the Supreme Pontiff, the Vice-Camerlengo,...
  • The importance of understanding Eastern Christianity

    03/29/2005 4:30:35 PM PST · by NYer · 49 replies · 1,176+ views
    University Concourse ^ | October 2000 | Anthony T. Dragani
    For the past several years I have witnessed an ongoing crisis of identity within the Roman Catholic Church, which is evident even on the campus of Franciscan University. Often reduced to the battle between "Conservatives" versus "Progressives" or "Traditionalists" versus "Charismatics," the issues involved are multifaceted and complex. I have tried to make my own contribution to this debate, with varying degrees of success. Now I'd like to address it from a new perspective, i.e. as a kind of outsider, for that is indeed what I have become. I am an Eastern Christian. While gladly submitting to the authority of...
  • Straights Answers: Why Do Priests Use Incense?

    07/21/2004 7:51:24 PM PDT · by NYer · 37 replies · 4,363+ views
    Catholic Herald ^ | Fr. William Saunders
    Why do priests use incense at Mass? — A reader in AlexandriaIncense is an aromatic substance which is the resin from certain trees. When burned over charcoal, the incense produces a sweet smelling aroma. To make the smoke thicker and to enhance the fragrance, sometimes other perfumes are blended with the incense.The use of incense in the ancient world was common, especially in religious rites where it was used to keep demons away. Herodotus, the Greek historian, recorded that it was popular among the Assyrians, Babylonians and Egyptians. In Judaism, incense was included in the thanksgiving offerings of oil, grain,...
  • It's Last Rites For Braveheart... At Last

    01/04/2004 12:39:41 PM PST · by blam · 31 replies · 360+ views
    Scotsman.com ^ | 1-4-2004 | Stuart McDonald
    It's last rites for Braveheart... at last STUART MacDONALD HE RESTS in the hearts and minds of Scots as an icon of the nation’s fighting spirit yet Braveheart legend William Wallace has never been granted a burial place fit for a national hero. But now, on the 700th anniversary of his gruesome death, Wallace is to finally get a permanent resting place at the Lanarkshire church where he is believed to have married his sweetheart. However, first there will be an extraordinary re-enactment of the last days of Wallace’s life which led up to his horrific death. Wallace author David...
  • Archdiocese Asks Ill To Forego Rites (Church Tries To Stem Flu Outbreak)

    12/24/2003 4:20:28 PM PST · by Momaw Nadon · 17 replies · 392+ views
    www.TheBostonChannel.com ^ | 6:50 PM EST December 24, 2003 | Jorge Quiroga
    BOSTON -- As millions of Catholics prepare for the traditional midnight Mass on Christmas Eve, the Boston Archdiocese is making an unusual plea to parishioners. NewsCenter 5's Jorge Quiroga reported that church leaders are asking anyone with cold or flu symptoms to take certain precautions and avoid some rituals. The announcement comes days after two elderly men on Cape Cod died of flu complications. But public health officials warn against overreactions saying the cases are not unusual considering the ages of the victims, 89 and 90. Parishioners attending Christmas Mass are urged not to shake hands as a sign of...
  • Catholic Rites and Churches

    08/08/2003 7:19:18 AM PDT · by NYer · 66 replies · 843+ views
    EWTN ^ | Colin B. Donovan, STL
    Christ, having been lifted up from the earth has drawn all men to Himself. Rising from the dead He sent His life-giving Spirit upon His disciples and through Him has established His Body which is the Church as the universal sacrament of salvation. Sitting at the right hand of the Father, He is continually active in the world that He might lead men to the Church and through it join them to Himself and that He might make them partakers of His glorious life by nourishing them with His own Body and Blood. [Vatican Council II, Dogmatic Constitution on the...