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December 03, 2018
December 03, 2018
People love Christmas carols. But, whether we hear carols in the children’s nativity play, played in the shops, on the radio or in the parish carol service, there is no denying that by Midnight Mass we can be ‘carolled out’, and just when the glorias in excelsis should be beginning, we are ready to move
December 03, 2018
Cardinal Wilfrid Napier has denounced Catholic broadcaster Raymond Arroyo, comparing him to Ulster Protestant leader Ian Paisley. In a tweet, the cardinal said Arroyo’s show The World Over was like a “throwback to the 1960’s & 70’s” when radical Protestants “fulminated against [the] Catholic Faith in general, & [the] Pope in particular!” Should read:“The World
December 03, 2018
“Insincerity was an evil which sprang up within the Church from the first,” wrote Blessed John Henry Newman in 1839. “Ananias and Simon were not open opposers of the Apostles, but false brethren.” Any of us, he said, can affect a certain kind of religiosity without sincerity, any of us can be tempted to put
December 03, 2018
Hundreds of Catholics processed through Hollywood’s Walk of Fame in a special Eucharistic procession for the poor last month. The event was organized by the Beloved Movement, a forum that promotes discipleship and spiritual community. An estimated 700 people attended the Hollywood Beloved Procession after Mass at Blessed Sacrament Church on Nov. 17. As part
December 03, 2018
Pope Francis lit a candle for children in war-torn Syria at yesterday’s Angelus (full text, full video). Chinese Catholics are continuing to pray outside a pilgrimage site shut down by the authorities. Three of Cardinal DiNardo’s computers were reportedly seized in last week’s police search of his chancery. Ghana’s bishops have urged youngsters not to
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