American Catholics have widely accepted the changes in the Roman Catholic Mass to reflect a closer translation of the Latin that was introduced last year, even if these revisions may signal greater centralization in the church, according to a new survey by Catholic University of America researcher Anthony Pogarelc.
Catholics have threatened to stop the screening of a forthcoming Hindi movie directed by Priyadarshan, Kamaal Dhamaal Malamaal, if certain scenes making a “disrespectful portrayal” of the community and its priests are not deleted, an official said. (Update: the scenes considered “blasphemous” will be eliminated before the release in cinemas.)
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“Concern and hope” is how Dutch bishops sum up the Church’s situation in their country. In a report presented during their five-yearly visit to the Vatican, entitled The Roman Catholic Church in the Netherlands at the Start of a New Millennium, the prelates paint a sobering picture.
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The Protestant church in Inner Mongolia is still quite small but growing rapidly. Inner Mongolia is also a stronghold of Catholicism. Catholics number at least 200,000. There are four bishops appointed by the CPA, but there are also three “underground” bishops loyal to the Vatican. Compass Direct – August 2002 – Inner Mongolia is a huge […]
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