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  • Mixed Blessings - May 21, 2012


  • 5/21/2012 12:00 AM

  • Terasanta

    Gethsemane Basilica: the restoration works begin

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    ICN

    New guide for pilgrims to Holy Island

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    Jcnews

    Pope to honour interfaith pioneer Goldbloom

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    NCR

    Three tensions beneath the latest Vatican dispute

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    Vaticaninsider

    The Vatican must adopt anti-leaks systems

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    Terasanta

    Gethsemane Basilica: the restoration works begin, may 18

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    … Church of all Nations documentation, to determine the parts of the mosaics that are most heavily damaged and to select the appropriate materials for the restoration… cleaning and the actual restoration …mosaics within the church … (&) on the façade… dating from the 1920s (&) … from the Byzantine era… on the floor … support of ATS pro Terra Sancta … Italian-Palestinian … Palestinian Municipalities Support Program … Rovereto is the Italian municipality … Mosaic Center of Jericho.

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    ICN

    New guide for pilgrims to Holy Island, May 20

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    Taking holidaymakers ‘beyond the tourist trail’ …multi-agency faith tourism … prayers and practical information … 12-page 'Holy Island of Lindisfarne Pilgrim … England’s ‘cradle of Christianity’. …. Lindisfarne Scriptorium produces inspirational artwork and publications by Mary FleesonLindisfarne Scriptorium and Clive Price Media hope to publish Pilgrim Guide brochures for other sacred places…

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    Jcnews

    Pope to honour interfaith pioneer Goldbloom, by Janice Arnold, May 21

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    Dr. Victor Goldbloom is being recognized by the Vatican for his lifelong leadership in promoting Catholic-Jewish relations…. will receive the Pontifical Equestrian Order of St. Sylvester Pope and Martyr… a minority of non-Catholics and small number of Jews worldwide to be so honoured… Oskar Schindler, Bob Hope; Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan, and Archduke Otto von Habsburg … interfaith work began more than 50 years ago, when he was “an ordinary practising pediatrician … Among the many friendships …Cardinal TurcotteChristian and a Jew being honoured at the same Sept. 4 event. It marks the 50th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council…

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    NCR

    Three tensions beneath the latest Vatican dispute, by John L Allen Jr, May. 18

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    departments of the Holy See … some are obviously more equal than others. Near the bottom of the pile are the pontifical academies… Pontifical Academy for Life … fairly ordinary Catholic figures, along with some of the most outspoken … by the standards of the Vatican, where the cult of the bella figura usually means keeping internal tensions under wraps… abortion and gay marriage generally don't command the same pride of place in European Catholic consciousness that they do in the States… root contrast in Catholic psychology with regard to how the church engages the outside world… premium on argument, striving to convert the church's opponents … dialogue and to seek understanding… changing hearts and minds….

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    Vaticaninsider

    The Vatican must adopt anti-leaks systems, by MARCO TOSATTI, may 20

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    bishop has been demoted to a lay state … Raymond Lahey, Bishop of Antagonish… the first time that a punishment of this sort … at the end of a canonical trial. … head of the Episcopal Conference was removed and replaced. … early resignations of 54-year-old archbishop Paulin Pomodino of Bangui and of Bishop François-Xavier Yombandje, who retired at the age of 52. … moral attitude not always in conformity with his commitment to follow Christ in chastity, poverty and obedience… many among the local clergy had children… Australian dissident bishop William Morris was substituted …expressed ideas contrasting with those of the magisterium … similar episodes… ignored by the media… document leaks. … response from the head of the Secretary of State has been weak, to use a euphemism. … not all those who work near the Pope are loyal… Once upon a time faith was enough. Not anymore.

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