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May 18, 2017
May 18, 2017
Fr Salvatore Perrella says the Church has not yet distinguished between the phases of a particular series of apparitions
May 18, 2017
The Cardinal and the Pope Emeritus understand that priests and bishops have a special requirement to constantly renew their life of prayer
May 18, 2017
Vatican spokesman Greg Burke said a Sunday celebration will cause 'less inconvenience' in Rome
May 18, 2017
The law has effectively stopped the Church from opening new academies and free schools
May 18, 2017
Callista Gingrich will have a delicate task. Her indefatigable husband could complicate things
May 18, 2017
Cardinal Joseph Zen says that, in their desperation for a deal, the Pope's advisers seem to want 'success at any cost'
May 18, 2017
We need to start taking these blessed creatures seriously again
May 18, 2017
Sometimes it seems as if there are only two kinds of Catholics: those who believe in Medjugorje and those who don’t. The first rush off to Bosnia-Herzegovina at every opportunity. The second seize on all developments as proof that the alleged Marian apparitions are a profit-driven hoax. Few, apparently, are undecided and content to await
May 18, 2017
✣ Pope canonises two children who saw Mary What happened? Pope Francis has canonised two shepherd children who saw Mary at Fatima on the 100th anniversary of the first apparition. “We declare and define Blessed Francisco Marto and Blessed Jacinta Marto as saints,” the Pope said on Saturday May 13, the feast of Our Lady of
May 18, 2017
✣ Highlights from the week online Emmanuel Macron: Catholique zombie? Catholic News Agency asked whether France’s new president Emmanuel Macron could be considered a “zombie Catholic”. The term was invented by two French sociologists, Emmanuel Todd and Hervé Le Bras, to describe an important and emerging political constituency. Todd and Le Bras describe the average
May 18, 2017
Cardinal Vincent Nichols, the president of the bishops’ conference of England and Wales, has said the Church will continue to be “obstinate” about gay marriage and other questions of sexual morality. Answering questions after a talk at St Ethelburga’s Centre in London, Cardinal Nichols was asked about the Church’s response to homophobia. The cardinal said
May 18, 2017
Pope Francis has appointed Nigerian Archbishop Jude Thaddeus Okolo as apostolic nuncio to Ireland. Archbishop Okolo is the first African to represent the Holy See in the country. The archbishop previously served as nuncio to the Central African Republic and Chad, then as diplomatic representative to the Dominican Republic. He will take up his new