Benedict XV: The least remembered pope of the 20th century

September 3 marks the 100th anniversary of the election of Pope Benedict XV as successor to Pope St Pius X. GÜNTHER SIMMERMACHER looks at the life and papacy of the 20th century’s least remembered pontiff.

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Can there be peace?

Can there be peace between Palestine and Israel? After everything we have heard and seen and continue to witness, can peace really be restored, given all the history and issues between these two nations? Will these two nations ever live in peace with each other? Do they belong to each other?

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The Bible is our best self-help book

We live in a time when values in our families are eroding: values such as respect for our elders, decency in speech and in the manner of doing things, honesty, prudence, fidelity, the “fear of God”.

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Movie Review – Tammy / Frank Miller’s Sin City: A Dame To Kill For

Tammy By Kurt Jensen, Catholic News Service NEW YORK (CNS) – “Tammy” (Warner Bros.) makes a stab at adding pathos to the well-worn genre of road-trip-with-salty-granny.

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Mass Readings – 31 August – 7 September, 2014

Liturgical Calendar Year A – Weekdays Cycle Year 2 Sunday, August 31, 22nd Sunday Jeremiah 20:7-9, Psalm 63:2-6, 8-9, Romans 12:1-2, Matthew 16:21-27 Monday, September 1 Genesis 2:4-9, 15, Psalm 90:2-5, 12-14, 16, Matthew 6:31-34 Tuesday, September 2 1 Corinthians 2:10-16, Psalm 145:8-14, Luke 4:31-37 Wednesday, September 3, St Gregory the Great 1 Corinthians 3:1-9, [...]

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Pope: Being mean-spirited may be human, but it’s not Christian

By Carol Glatz, Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) – Envy, jealousy and meanness are human instincts, but they are not Christian, since the division they cause among believers is the work of the devil, Pope Francis said.

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