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Delhi Gives Eastern-rite Catholics Leeway

NEW DELHI, India, MAY 30, 2003 ( The Delhi Archdiocese of the Latin rite has instituted new parishes for Eastern-rite Catholics in its territory, in response to their request for greater autonomy.

Colin Powell Will Visit Pope to Discuss Mideast

ROME, MAY 29, 2003 ( John Paul II will receive U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell in audience to discuss the Israeli-Palestinian peace talks and the Mideast situation in the wake of the Iraqi war.

Lourdes Shrine Accepts Prayer Petitions Via E-mail

LOURDES, France, MAY 29, 2003 ( The Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes offers an online service that lets people send their petitionary prayers via e-mail. The intentions are then placed in the Virgin’s Grotto.

Helping Make Marriages Work

Alexander House Emphasizes Communication, Sacraments and Prayer