World Religions thread
Citizens of the United States might be among the most religious of the developed world, but when it comes to knowing about religions, U.S. atheists score higher than U.S. Christians. This is one of the results shown by a survey from the Pew Research Center’s Forum on Religion & Public Life, which was released Tuesday.
The survey asked 32 questions about religion — such as what religion was Mother Teresa, where Jesus was born, what religion are most inhabitants of Indonesia, and if the Dalai Lama is Buddhist… Read more »
The most awaited socio-religious programme QalbinNies is back! QalbinNies a production that truly explores what’s inside people’s heart.
This year a sit-com will form part of the programme which pivots around 5 different characters…what unites these characters is their place of work. In this years’ schedule one will encounter the experiences and difficulties that these characters go through in the office as well as in their private life… Read more »
After this the Lord appointed seventy-two others and sent them out ahead of him in pairs, to all the towns and places he himself would be visiting. And he said to them, ‘The harvest is rich but the labourers are few, so ask the Lord of the harvest to send labourers to do his harvesting. Start off now, but look, I am sending you out like lambs among wolves. … Read more »
The Catholic broadcasting company Radio Maria continues to grow worldwide, now present in 54 nations with 65 new broadcasting stations in various languages.
Recently, the Catholic chain has been welcomed in Switzerland, Slovakia and Ukraine.
Three new broadcasting stations in the United States have also been incorporated to the Global Family of Radio Maria: in Washington, Boston, and an additional one in Chicago for Italian-speaking listeners… Read more »
The Malta Bible Society is organising 8 new Bible Courses and a One Day Seminar between October and December 2010. The aim of these courses is to help in the better understanding of the Bible and its message.
The themes of the courses vary to suit everyone’s needs. The lecturers are experts in their subjects.
The courses are held in the morning between 0900 and 1300 and in the evening between 6.00 and 7.30 p.m… Read more »
When Jesus saw Nathanael coming he said of him, ‘There, truly, is an Israelite in whom there is no deception.’ Nathanael asked, ‘How do you know me?’ Jesus replied, ‘Before Philip came to call you, I saw you under the fig tree.’ Nathanael answered, ‘Rabbi, you are the Son of God, you are the king of Israel.’ And then he added, ‘In all truth I tell you, you will see heaven open and the angels of God ascending and descending over the Son of man.’ Jesus replied, ‘You believe that just because I said: I saw you under the fig tree… Read more »
The international workshop of the Conference of European Justice and Peace Commissions of the Catholic Church has taken place in Vilnius, Lithuania between the 17th and 19th September. The theme was “The Gift of Freedom: A History of Transitions and Challenges”, in recognition of the fact that 2010 is a special anniversary for Lithuania, marking twenty years since the re-establishment of independence after the end of Soviet rule… Read more »
Pope on the occasion of the World Meeting of the Families in Valencia, Spain
The next World Meeting of Families is not till 2012, but Benedict XVI is asking families and parishes to begin preparations a year in advance, availing of Pope John Paul II’s apostolic exhortation “Familiaris Consortio. The German Pontiff made this request in an Aug. 23 letter to the president of the Pontifical Council for the Family, Cardinal Ennio Antonelli… Read more »
Now it happened that as the time drew near for him to be taken up, he resolutely turned his face towards Jerusalem and sent messengers ahead of him. These set out, and they went into a Samaritan village to make preparations for him, but the people would not receive him because he was making for Jerusalem. Seeing this, the disciples James and John said, ‘Lord, do you want us to call down fire from heaven to burn them up?’ But he turned and rebuked them, and they went on to another village… Read more »
The Secretariat for Maltese Priests who serve the Church abroad (SMPO) greet priests, religious and laity who are performing missionary duties and wish to express their appreciation for the sterling work they perform in this particular field.
The Secretariat wishes to invite the Maltese people to pause for a moment and reflect, together as a family or within groups, upon the difficulties which those missionaries who are working in Pakistan and India are presently facing… Read more »