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March 06, 2019
March 06, 2019
A bishop has used his Lenten pastoral letter to link the problems facing the Church to the failure of individuals to respond to God’s call to holiness. In his pastoral letter, to be read on the first Sunday of Lent (10 March), the Bishop of Shrewsbury cites the call made by Emeritus Pope Benedict to
March 06, 2019
Pope Francis does not appear to have taken up a young environmental activist’s call to observe a vegan Lent. The 12-year-old American girl, Genesis Butler, had written an open letter to the Pope, asking him to abstain from animal products, because of the “global destruction and devastation” she claims they cause. In her message, which
March 06, 2019
Catholics know that 19 March is the Feast of St Joseph. Fewer, perhaps, are aware that the entire month of March is dedicated to the Most Chaste Heart. That seems a bit odd, doesn’t it? March is dominated by the Lenten fast, which is itself a preparation for Eastertide. According to tradition, Our Lord’s foster-father
March 06, 2019
The diocesan stage of the Cause of Fr Jacques Hamel will be formally closed on Saturday, Le Parisien reports (French report). The new mayor of Gdansk has said that a statue of a Solidarity-era priest should not stand in a public place. A bishop has appealed to Saudi Arabia to grant clemency to a Filipino
March 06, 2019
Robert Richter, Cardinal George Pell’s defense lawyer, said Tuesday that he has not quit the prelate’s legal team. A Melbourne daily had earlier reported Richter will not be part of the appeals process. Richter told the AAP March 5, “I have not quit. I do not quit.” Pell, prefect emeritus of the Vatican’s Secretariat for
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