Sunday, April 27, 2008
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Monday, April 21, 2008
Sunday, April 20, 2008
Audio recording with pictures of Georgian Churches. Totally American cast of singers under directions of Guy Brower sing Georgian music.
The Republic of Georgia is exceptional for its ancient, deep-rooted tradition of music in several independent voices. The music is dense and complex, with exquisite harmonies that result in a musical experience unlike any other.
Saturday, April 19, 2008
Friday, April 18, 2008
Thursday, April 17, 2008
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Sunday, April 13, 2008
Saturday, April 12, 2008
Cardinal Francis George of the Archdiocese of Chicago welcomes Pope Benedict to the United States.
Friday, April 11, 2008
Wednesday, April 9, 2008
Sunday, April 6, 2008
Tuesday, April 1, 2008
VATICAN CITY (AP) - Italy's most prominent Muslim, an iconoclastic writer who condemned Islamic extremism and defended Israel, converted to Catholicism Saturday in a baptism by the pope at a Vatican Easter service.
An Egyptian-born, non-practicing Muslim who is married to a Catholic, Magdi Allam infuriated some Muslims with his books and columns in the newspaper Corriere della Sera newspaper, where he is a deputy editor. He titled one book "Long Live Israel."
As a choir sang, Pope Benedict XVI poured holy water over Allam's head and said a brief prayer in Latin.
"We no longer stand alongside or in opposition to one another," Benedict said in a homily reflecting on the meaning of baptism. "Thus faith is a force for peace and reconciliation in the world: distances between people are overcome, in the Lord we have become close."