Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Dave Brubeck on Ken Burns' "Jazz"

Irish gather for pro-life vigil

Carmelite Homily for Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Brubeck: Sermon on the Mount (The Hastings College Choir)



The Hastings College Choir, under the direction of Dr. Fritz Mountford, sings a movement from jazz musician Dave Brubeck's sacred oratorio "A Light in the Wilderness." Prof. Ruth Moore, piano; Jon Hanson, bass.

Hastings College, founded in 1882, is a private, four-year liberal arts institution affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (USA). The college is located in Hastings, Nebraska.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Goa: Carmelites Remember First Martyrs

Goa: Carmelites Remember First Martyrs


Goa, Dec 1: The Discalced Carmelites of Goa (Margao,Mapusa Xellim and Chicalim) along with the faithful gathered at the ruins of the first foundation Monastery in Old Goa to celebrate the feast of the first  Carmelite Martyrs- Blessed Dionysius and Redemptus recently.

Vatican welcomes enhanced status for Palestine at the UN, pushes special status for Jerusalem

Vatican welcomes enhanced status for Palestine at the UN, pushes special status for Jerusalem

30 November, 2012 (Romereports.com) The Holy See welcomed favorably the United Nations' vote to upgrade Palestinian status from permanent observer entity to a non-member observer state. The lopsided vote in the world governing body's General Assembly grants Palestine the same recognition as Vatican City.  


The Vatican released a statement also voicing its support for a two state solution, and called on Palestinian and Israeli leaders to resume bilateral negotiations to achieve peace and the creation of an independent Palestinian state.

In addition, the statement backed the Vatican's request for a special statute guaranteeing freedom of religion and access for Jerusalem, which both Israel and Palestine claim as capitals of their respective countries.