January – February 1996

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Our World
Stories and events from around the world of CNEWA.

The Miracle of Ephpheta
With the help of some dedicated sisters, the deaf are taught to speak at Paul VI Ephpheta Institute in Bethlehem.
text by George Martin; photographs by Miriam Sushman

The Vine Tree Hymn of Our Lady
An ancient Ethiopian hymn to the Mother of God. The hymn is sung in Ge’ez, the liturgical language of the Ethiopian Church.

Hinduism and Indian Culture
Indian culture and Hinduism go hand in hand. In today’s India, however, more faiths are joining the circle.
by Malcolm Nazareth

Diaspora: America’s Ruthenian Catholics
At the 350th anniversary of the Union of Uzhorod, a historical review of Ruthenian Catholicism in the United States.
by Michael J.L. La Civita

A Crown Prince’s World View
The Crown Prince of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan discusses the address by Pope John Paul II to the UN in light of current world problems and potential for improvement by the UN.

Against All Odds: Preparing Iraq’s Priests
Despite brutal, often dangerous surroundings, seminarians at the Chaldean Catholic Patriarchal Seminary of St. Peter in Baghdad are zealous in their calling.
text and photos by Rev. William D. Corcoran

Full Circle
A history of the Syro-Malankara Catholic Church in India.
by Msgr. Robert L. Stern