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April 10, 2019
April 10, 2019
Pope Francis warned Wednesday that pride is the most dangerous attitude in the Christian life, pointing out that even the holiest of people have received everything from God. “None of us loves God as He loved us. It is enough to put oneself before a crucifix to grasp the disproportion,” Pope Francis said on April
April 10, 2019
The Vatican has been accused of actively suppressing information to ensure that a close ally of Pope Francis was not implicated in the cover-up of the sexual and financial misdeeds of his auxiliary bishop. Martha Alegria Reichmann, whose late husband served as Honduran ambassador to the Holy See for 22 years, claimed the information was
April 10, 2019
A recent book about Thomas Merton highlights his illicit six-month affair with a young woman. Garry Wills calls the tryst between the fifty-one-year-old Trappist celebrity monk and the twenty-five-year-old woman an instance of “shallow calling to shallow.” Merton wrote from his “monastic solitude”: “I keep remembering her body, her nakedness, the day at Wygal’s, and
April 10, 2019
The chairman of the US bishops’ pro-life committee called on Congress to pass a measure that would stop “the barbaric practice of late-term abortion.” He urged Congress to pass the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, which was the focus of a hearing April 9 by the Senate Judiciary Committee. “This bill draws the public’s attention
April 10, 2019
The leaders of the newest country in the world will meet this week in the smallest country in the world. Vatican City will host the leaders of war-torn South Sudan for a spiritual retreat April 10-11, with the goal of facilitating “encounter and reconciliation, in a spirit of respect and trust” for those who have
April 10, 2019
Bishop Franco Mulakkal of Jullundur, India has been charged with raping a nun nine times over a two-year period and faces a maximum sentence of life imprisonment, local authorities announced today. The charge sheet against Mulakkal included statements from more than 80 witnesses including a cardinal, three bishops, 11 priests and 25 nuns, according to
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