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January 28, 2019
January 28, 2019
Having blogged last week about Ulf and Birgitta Ekman’s book, The Great Discovery: Our Journey into the Catholic Church, I was keen to ask them a few questions. Ulf, as I related in my earlier blog, had been the founder and pastor of Word of Life, a worldwide Pentecostal church of over 200,000 members. What
January 28, 2019
Pope Francis has said he opposes making priestly celibacy optional, however he may consider allowing married men to be ordained priests in remote areas. Speaking to journalists on the flight back from World Youth Day, the Pope said he would not allow optional celibacy in the Latin Church in a way similar to the practice
January 28, 2019
The body of Venerable Carlo Acutis, an Italian teenager and computer programmer, was exhumed this week according to Canon Law, as a part of the process of investigation for canonization. “On Wednesday, 23 January, the mortal remains of the Venerable Carlo Acutis, were exhumed in accord with Canon Law and transferred to a suitable location
January 28, 2019
Bishop Roger Foys of Covington issued an apology on Friday for a January 19 diocesan statement that condemned the actions of some Covington Catholic High School students, following a widely publicized incident after last week’s March for Life in Washington, DC. “We apologize to anyone who has been offended in any way by either of
January 28, 2019
While sharing a private lunch with pilgrims from around the world, Pope Francis expressed his solidarity with victims of sexual abuse by members of the clergy and emphasized the need for unity and prayer, a US pilgrim said. Brenda Noriega, a youth minister from the Diocese of San Bernardino, California, told journalists Jan. 26 that
January 28, 2019
Serving God and his mission is not a passing thing, but can and should be pursued in the present, with one’s entire life, Pope Francis said Sunday at the closing Mass for World Youth Day in Panama City. “Brothers and sisters, the Lord and his mission are not a ‘meantime’ in our life, something temporary;
January 28, 2019
The Pope has told young people that they are “the Now of God” at the closing Mass of World Youth Day (full text, full video). The first new Catholic church in Cuba since 1959 was inaugurated on Saturday. A Chinese underground bishop has avoided attending his own retirement Mass. Sofia Barbarani previews the papal visit
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