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World Review

Ten Years Later: Eternal Rest Grant Unto Them O Lord

Sunday, September 11th, 2011

At 8:46 a.m., five hijackers crashed American Airlines Flight 11 into the World Trade Center’s North Tower (1 WTC) and at 9:03 a.m. another five hijackers crashed United Airlines Flight 175 into the South Tower (2 WTC). There were a total of 2,996 deaths, including the 19 hijackers and 2,977 victims. The victims that day included one Franciscan Priest, while he was performing his priestly duties on the injured and dead.

Instruction “Dignitas personæ”

Friday, December 12th, 2008

Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith

Instruction Dignitas personæ

on some bioethical questions

 

Introduction

 

1. The dignity of a person must be recognized in every human being from conception to natural death. This fundamental principle expresses a great “yes” to human life and must be at the center of ethical reflection on biomedical research, which has an ever greater importance in today’s world. The Church’s Magisterium has frequently intervened to clarify and resolve moral questions in this area. The Instruction Donum vitae was particularly significant. And now, twenty years after its publication, it is appropriate to bring it up to date.


The teaching of Donum vitae remains completely valid, both with regard to the principles on which it is based and the moral evaluations which it expresses. However, new biomedical technologies which have been introduced in the critical area of human life and the family have given rise to further questions, in particular in the field of research on human embryos, the use of stem cells for therapeutic purposes, as well as in other areas of experimental medicine. These new questions require answers.

http://www.usccb.org/comm/Dignitaspersonae/Dignitas_Personae.pdf

Video – Fr Sharbel – World Review: Iraq, Australia, USA

Monday, June 18th, 2007
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Air Maria World Review #11 – Fr. Sharbel reports on anti-Catholic violence in Iraq and Bishops standing up against politicians in Australia and USA >>> Play

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In this Episode of AirMaria World Review Fr. Sharbel reports on the continuing persecution of Catholics in Iraq, where 4 clerics were gunned down after the celebration of Holy Mass. There is also news from Australia concerning the backlash of politicians after Cardinal George Pell and Archbishop Barry Hickey speak out regarding cloning. Closer here in the USA a surprising incident occurs when Rudy Giuliani responds to Bishop Thomas Tobin’s criticism of his stance on abortion.

LINKS:

Chaldean Catholic clerics gunned down in Mosul

Telegram of Pope

More attacks in Iraq the day Fr. Ganni is buried

Archbishop Hickeys warning to Politicians

Cardinal Pells warning to Politicians

Bishop Tobins RSVP to Rudy Giuliani

Ave Maria!

Video – Fr Sharbel – World Review: Asia – Martyrs, Arrests, Persecution

Tuesday, June 5th, 2007
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Air Maria World Review #10 – Fr. Sharbel focus on Asia: Korea, India, Iraq >>> Play

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This episode of AirMaria World Review concentrates on some of the persecutions waged against Christians past and present. The recent arrest of 4000 Christians in India during a peaceful protest is reported on. Also we look at the cause for beatification for 36 Benedictine monks about to begin, who died during communist persecution in North Korea. A glance is also taken at the synod for the Chaldean Catholic Church being held in Iraq where many persecutions are taking place.

Links:

Cause for Korean Martyrs:

4000 Christians arrested in India

Iraq Synod and persecution: Asian News, Zenit

Ave Maria!

Video – Fr Sharbel – World Review: China, Pius XII, and Media

Saturday, May 26th, 2007
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Air Maria World Review #9 – Fr. Sharbel on China, Pius XII, and Media >>> Play

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In this episode of AirMaria World Review Fr. Sharbel reports on recent rioting in China over the government’s one child policy. Also a new book on Pope Pius XII that was recently published in Italy is looked at. Hear also the important message of the Holy Father concerning the use of the mass media in comments made on the 41st World Communications Day.

LINKS:

Message op Pope on World Communications Day

New Book On Pius XII

Riots in China over One-Child Policy

Ave Maria!

Video – Fr. Sharbel – World Review: Under Siege, 3rd Secret

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2007
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Air Maria World Review #8 – Is Christianity under Siege? >>> Play

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In this episode Fr. Sharbel reports on comments by an Italian bishop concerning the siege Christianity is facing. Britain’s shocking new proposal to no longer oppose the formation of human-animal embryos exemplifies this siege. A look is taken at 2 very different rallies that occurred recently in Rome. Also reported are Cardinal Bertone’s recent comments regarding the 3rd Secret of Fatima.

Links:

Ave Maria!

Video – Fr. Sharbel – World Review: Brazil, St Galvão, Fatima 90th

Monday, May 14th, 2007
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Air Maria World Review #7 – Pope’s trip to Brazil, Canonization of St. Galvão, Fatima 90th Anniversary >>>Play

Ave Maria!

On this episode Fr. Sharbel spotlight’s the current Apostolic Visit of Pope Benedict XVI to Brazil. Some impressive statistics on the Church in Brazil are highlighted, along with the media blitz that his visit has generated. Fr. Sharbel describes the miracle, a miracle of life, which paved the way for the canonization of Brazil’s first native-born saint. Also a glimpse is taken at the 90th anniversary of the Fatima apparitions.

Links:

Brazil statistics
Media Blitz in Brazil
Miracle For Canonization of Frei Galvoa
Brazil’s first saint

Ave Maria!

Video – Fr. Sharbel – World Review: Mexico, Threats in Genoa, UN

Friday, May 4th, 2007
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Air Maria World Review #6 – Fr. Sharbel on Mexico, Genoa and the UN >>> Play
 

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In this episode Fr. Sharbel looks at the looming showdown between the Church and local government officials in Mexico City. A glance is also taken at Archbishop Bagnasco of Genoa, president of the Italian Bishop’s Conference who has been receiving death threats. Also there is various news regarding Pope Benedict XVI including a coming visit to the UN headquarters.

Ave Maria!

Death Threats to Archbishop of Genoa.

Mexico Showdown

One Million Sales of Popes Book

Video – Fr. Sharbel – World Review: Mexico Abortion, Vocations

Monday, April 30th, 2007
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Air Maria World Review #5 – Fr. Sharbel on Mexico and Vocations >>> Play
 

Ave Maria!

Fr. Sharbel gives news and analysis on the legalization of abortion in Mexico City despite the vigorous resistance of the Mexican Bishops and people. He also covers the World Day of Prayer for Vocations to the Priesthood and Religious Life. Unfortunately, due to technical difficulties, we were not able to get this posted until after the day of prayer.

Ave Maria!

Video – Fr. Sharbel – Air Maria World Review – Divine Mercy

Sunday, April 22nd, 2007
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Air Maria World Review #4 – Fr. Sharbel gives us the weekly World Review>>> Play

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In this issue of Air Maria World Review Fr. Sharbel covers the recently celebrated Divine Mercy Sunday, the Pope’s 80th Birthday, Virginia Tech tragedy, the importance of music in the world, upcoming meeting between President Bush and the Pope and Newsweek’s dubious claim that Benedict XVI is “invisible.” Get this quick snapshot of the world.

Pope B16’s audiences routinely double JP2

Invisible Pope??

Ave Maria!

Video – Fr. Sharbel – Air Maria World Review

Friday, April 13th, 2007
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Air Maria World Review #3 – Pope, Portugal, Cardinal Rigali >>> Play
 

Ave Maria!

Fr. Sharbel Mary gives us the news this week of the Holy Father’s Easter address, the Pope’s upcoming birthday and book, Portugal’s legalization of abortion, and Cardinal Rigali’s letter to the US Senate. Come hear the world news in review.

For the Holy Father’s Easter Address

Jesus of Nazareth, by Pope Benedict XVI

Portugal’s Abortion Law

Cardinal’s Letter to the Senate

Justin Francis Rigali

Ave Maria!

Video – Fr. Sharbel – World Review Iraq, European Union

Sunday, April 1st, 2007
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Air Maria World Review #2 – Fr. Sharbel on Vocations and the need of Christ in our Culture >>> Play

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In this edition of Air Maria World Review, Fr. Sharbel gives the good news about vocations in Iraq, then the bad news about the EU leaving out any reference to Europe’s Christian heritage in their document the “Berlin Declaration” celebrating the 50th anniversary of the European Union. Come hear Fr. Sharbel’s insightful analysis on these matters.

Wikipedia on Treaty of Rome March 25, 1957

Berlin Declaration March 25, 2007

Boston Globe describes as Europe’s Mid-life Crisis

Ave Maria!

Video ?? Fr. Sharbel ?? Air Maria World Review ?? Pilot

Thursday, March 29th, 2007
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Air Maria World Review #1 – Fr. Sharbel anchors the 1st Ed of AM World Review >>> Play
 

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Fr. Sharbel Mary Hayward anchors the first edition of Air Maria World Review, our new weekly commentary on the world news from a Catholic point of view. In this edition he mentions the rapid progress of the beatification process of John Paul II and the recent overturning of the anti internet pornography law by the Federal Court in Philadelphia. Come see the world in a Catholic light …

Links:

Miracles Reported for JPII – Zenit News

Federal Court Leaves Children Unprotected

Related Information

Anti Child Pornography Law – Life Site

Ave Maria!