Religion Will Be Studied in all Russian Schools by 2012

Well, they seem to be moving in a far better direction than the West: Moscow (AsiaNews) – After a trial year, “Foundations of religious culture and ethics” will be taught in all Russian schools throughout the country next year, the Russian Ministry of Education announced at a press conference held on March 23 in Moscow with…

Holy Thorn Tree at Glastonbury Grows Again

Which is an ancient symbol of Christianity in Britain, has begun to grow again after being thwacked,  ripped and chopped by some hooligan vandals: As a Christian symbol, it seems appropriate that its resurrection took place in time for Easter. Glastonbury’s Holy Thorn tree began to show new buds this week, three months after it was savagely…

Crisis in the Catholic Church: ‘needs to haunt us’

After the devastating revelations in Philadelphia this past month, Catholic leaders and Catholic laity are asking, “Will it ever end?” Will there be a time when we won’t be blindsided by new revelations of abuse and new revelations of allegations mishandled? Archbishop Timothy M. Dolan of New York, a man who knows a thing or…

Egypt’s Archaeological Sites Stand Unguarded

Concerned archaeologists called today on Egypt’s Prime Minister Essam Sharaf to return police to archaeological sites. The move is required to put an end to illegal excavations and wild looting of storehouses and tombs. “The desecration of archaeological sites and monuments is not only a huge loss for the people of Egypt on a national,…