Pope tells infertile couples to shun artificial procreation


   Pope Benedict XVI on Saturday urged infertile couples to shun artificial procreation, decrying such methods as a form of arrogance.
   Speaking at the end of a three-day Vatican conference on diagnosing and treating infertility, Benedict also reiterated church teaching that marriage is the only permissible place to conceive children.

The Exaltation of the Cross


   The Exaltation of the Cross is one of the twelve great feasts in the yearly Church cycle. It commemorates two historical events: first, the finding of the Life-giving Cross in the year 326, and second, its recovery from Persia in 628.
   In the first centuries of Christianity, during the years of persecution, the pagans wished to destroy all evidence of the life of Jesus Christ, and the Cross on which He was crucified disappeared.

The Nativity of Our Most Holy Lady, the Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary


   On the 21 of September our Church acknowledges the birth of the Theotokos (Mother of God). As the Church's Liturgical Year begins on September 1st, it is only fitting that the Nativity of Mary, the Mother of God, be celebrated as the first major feast of the year.

Europeans buy 5-8 books per year. In Ukraine - book famine


   Ukrainian publishers urged to prevent the introduction of the law "On national cultural product" in order not to damage the book market. This statement was heard at the international book forum in Lviv.

In Germany was invented the "Bible Robot"


    "One-armed industrial robot « bios bible? », which performs Christian order" needs for the extraordinary work only a kilometer of paper, a pen for calligraphy and one liter of ink ", - has informed agency dpa.

Europe. The ban to learn the sex of a child


    The European Parliament will soon submit a bill that prohibits physicians in public medical institutions do an analysis of amniotic fluid and ultrasound to establish the sex of a child.

The captain of the Polish football team is not ashamed of Jesus

    A well-known representative of the Polish sports world Jakub Blaschytovski - the captain of the Polish football team joined the campaign "I am not ashamed of Jesus." Participants encourage young and old to wear special trinkets and openly acknowledge their faith.
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The Beheading of St. John the Baptist


   "The king was greatly distressed but because of his oaths and the guests he did not wish to break his word to her. So he promptly dispatched an executioner with orders to bring back his head. He went off and beheaded him in prison. He brought the head back on a platter and gave it to the girl.... When his disciples heard about it they came and took his body and laid it in a tomb."Mk 6:26-29

In the city of Curitiba, Brazil, on 5 September 2011, began the Synod of Bishops of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church.

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   In the city of Curitiba, Brazil, on 5 September 2011, began the Synod of Bishops of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church. The opening ceremony was held on 4 September, 2011 at the closing session of the V UGCC Patriarchal Sobor in Prudentopolis where a decree of the Head of the UGCC was read out.

Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary according to the traditions of the Eastern Church


    Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, according to the tradition of the Eastern Church, belongs to the list of twelve major religious holidays of the year. On 15th August, the old Style, August 28 - the new (Catholic and most Orthodox Churches of the world celebrate the Assumption on 15 August).

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