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February 16, 2017
February 16, 2017
Cardinal Raymond Burke says it's a 'beacon of light' in a society confused about fundamental truths
February 16, 2017
Pope Francis sent a message ahead of the Special Olympics World Winter Games next month
February 16, 2017
Gamal Tawfiq, 50, was shot in the head by two militants on a motorbike who followed him as he walked from home to work
February 16, 2017
What if Dante was right?
February 16, 2017
My recovery from a 'flesh-eating bug' amazed nurses and defied medical explanation
February 16, 2017
No one helps the poor more than the Church. Here's the evidence
February 16, 2017
In Venezuela today 87 per cent of people can’t afford enough food for their families. They are on the so-called Maduro Diet, named after the country’s unloved president, Nicolás Maduro, whom many blame for the shortages. Some are so hungry that they are surviving on wild animals such as flamingos and giant anteaters. Economists expect
February 16, 2017
✣ Media storm erupts over Bannon and the Pope What happened? Donald Trump’s chief of staff Steve Bannon has been accused of “carrying his battles to the Vatican”. Jason Horowitz, Rome correspondent for the New York Times, reported that in 2014, when Bannon was head of Breitbart News, he had met Cardinal Raymond Burke in Rome. The
February 16, 2017
✣ Highlights from the week online Why feminists are friars’ new friends A small act of mercy brought female protesters and Dominicans together during the Women’s March in Washington. In a blog for Aleteia.org, Brother Martin Davis OP described how, once a few Dominican friars allowed a handful of protesters to use the friary bathrooms, a
February 16, 2017
A Glasgow priest whose survival of a “flesh-eating bug” is said to have defied medical explanation has attributed his recovery to the intercession of Venerable Margaret Sinclair, an Edinburgh nun who died in 1925. “For 32 years of priesthood, I’ve been preaching the Resurrection of Christ and this is a sign for me that I
February 16, 2017
Cardinal Vincent Nichols has expressed his support for Pope Francis in the wake of questions raised by four cardinals about parts of Amoris Laetitia. The Archbishop of Westminster and president of the Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales made his remarks in an interview with The Irish Catholic newspaper while on a visit to Belfast
February 16, 2017
Pope Francis has appointed a Polish archbishop to study the pastoral needs of the pilgrims flocking to Medjugorje and the people who live in the town. The Pope chose Archbishop Henryk Hoser of Warsaw-Praga as his special envoy to Medjugorje, the Vatican announced this week. The Vatican announcement said: “The mission has the aim of