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November 25, 2021
Stephen Bullivant examines how the pandemic has affected Mass-going in one anonymous diocese
November 25, 2021
After 44 years, William Cash returns to this ancient island which for centuries was Christianity’s easternmost frontier
November 25, 2021
Pope Francis has recognized a miracle attributed to Titus Brandsma, an outspoken opponent of Nazism martyred at Dachau concentration camp in 1942. The pope authorized Cardinal Marcello Semeraro, prefect of the Vatican Congregation for the Causes of Saints, to issue a decree on Nov. 25 approving the miracle. The decision paves the way for the Dutch Carmelite
November 25, 2021
I have chosen St Martin of Tours this month. As the patron saint of geese, he’s an obvious choice for December. I’m giving you an easy, foolproof recipe for roast goose with polenta roast potatoes, and my second recipe is for goose rillettes to use up any left over meat. The roasting time for the goose
November 25, 2021
Catholics in England and Wales are to be asked to find homes for thousands of Afghanistan refugees fleeing the Taliban. Parishes will be requested to make large houses available for extended families and to provide the Muslim refugees with such items as clothing and computer technology. Ordinary Catholics will be encouraged to befriend the Afghans
November 25, 2021
The Catholic Church in Italy said that life must be “protected and defended” after local health authorities in Italy gave the green light to the country’s first legally obtained assisted suicide. The ethics committee of the health service of the Italian city of Ancona ruled on Nov. 23 that a 43-year-old Italian man met the
November 25, 2021
A pieta painting displayed at The Catholic University of America’s law school that some see as depicting George Floyd in the place of Jesus was stolen Tuesday night, the school announced. But in an email Wednesday, Nov. 24, President John Garvey said the artwork — which sparked a social media backlash and an ongoing petition
November 24, 2021
Efforts to redefine women undermine their feminine dignity and unjustly pressure them to resort to abortions to keep pace with men in the workforce, a panel of women scholars said earlier this month in a discussion that highlighted the harmful consequences of de-sexing society. Titled “The Dignity of the Sexed Body: Asymmetry, Equality, and Real
November 24, 2021
The Australian Archdiocese of Brisbane has announced that all archdiocesan employees, including clergy, contractors and some volunteers, must be fully vaccinated by 15th December in accord with the state’s mandate unless they have a medical exemption.  “As we view the situation in Australia and internationally, it is clear that vaccination is the most effective way
November 24, 2021
On a crisp and sombre November day at a packed out Westminster Cathedral, His Eminence Cardinal Nichols was the Principal Celebrant at the Requiem Mass for Sir David Amess MP, who had been MP for Southend West until his murder on October 15th at a parliamentary surgery. His body lay to rest in the crypt of
November 24, 2021
A former Catholic priest who has previously alleged that ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick sexually abused him when he was a seminarian has filed a lawsuit against McCarrick and the Newark archdiocese. “I’m only doing the lawsuit mainly because three years ago when I did that, I also wrote a letter to Cardinal (Joseph) Tobin, and the
November 23, 2021
Father Jean Pierre Schumacher, one of two monks who survived the Tibhirine abbey massacre in Algeria in 1996, has died at the age of 97. Schumacher died in Morocco, where he had been living in a Trappist monastery in Midelt, on Nov. 21, the feast of Christ the King. The late monk served as the
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