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A priest with high intellect and formidable negotiating abilities who did much for Catholic higher education
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March 31, 2016
In the blaze of battle during the Easter Rising priests set up confessionals, took in the wounded and administered last rites
March 31, 2016
Will it be President Trump, at war with the Vatican? Or President Clinton, de-Christianising America? The Catholic vote is dividing in unexpected ways
March 31, 2016
Invited to make a contribution to Ireland’s commemoration of the Easter Rising of 1916, I chose to speak, in a Dublin church, about the nuns and friars who ministered to the people during that fateful Easter Week. The religious dimension is, nowadays,a somewhat marginalised aspect of Easter 1916 (regarded as the founding event of the Irish
March 31, 2016
When Mother Angelica decided to set up a Catholic television network in 1981, the obstacles were considerable. Her monastery, Our Lady of the Angels in Alabama, would be the first ever to gain a broadcasting licence. There was nowhere to put a TV studio: she had to halt the building of a new garage and expand
March 31, 2016
The Archbishop of Mechelen-Brussels has thanked Christians for gestures of support in the wake of bombings in his city and urged Belgians not to stoke xenophobic feeling. Archbishop Jozef De Kesel, president of the Belgian bishops’ conference, said: “The messages we’ve received from everywhere – from the Pope and bishops worldwide – are very important
March 31, 2016
Easter is a feast of hope, a celebration of God’s mercy and a call to pray for and assist all who suffer, Pope Francis said on Easter Sunday, before giving his solemn blessing Urbi et Orbi (“To the city and the world”). The risen Jesus “makes us sharers of his immortal life and enables us to
March 31, 2016
Pope Francis has appealed to the government of Pakistan to take steps to ensure the safety of the country’s Christians and other minorities after a suicide bombing killed at least 70 people and injured more than 300 who were spending Easter Sunday in a public park. The Pope said that in the city of Lahore, “Easter
March 31, 2016
A Congolese priest who was killed in a hail of bullets was a “martyr of the truth”, according to a priest who knew him. Assumptionist Fr Vincent Machozi, 51, had previously received death threats for drawing attention to the suffering of the Nande people in the Democratic Republic of Congo. According to News.va, the official Vatican news
March 31, 2016
Thorn relic ‘bleeds’ on Good Friday A relic believed to be a thorn from Jesus’s crown of thorns was reported to have bled on Good Friday. Tradition holds that the relic, kept in the cathedral of Andria since 1308, bleeds every time Good Friday coincides with the Annunciation. Archbishop appointed to crisis-hit diocese Pope Francis
March 31, 2016
Priest raises money for church with crash diet A priest has raised thousands of pounds to pay a church debt after losing more than two stone. Fr John Gray, of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and St Joseph Church, Ware, sought to reduce a £200,000 debt incurred by the construction of a parish centre. Eucharist
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