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April 29, 2019
April 29, 2019
Indian police have concluded that documents implicating Cardinal George Alencherry in financial wrongdoing were forged. The Pope has named Anchorage Archbishop Paul Etienne as coadjutor archbishop of Seattle (Rocco Palmo). Pope Francis may name a woman to succeed Cardinal Pell as prefect of the Secretariat for the Economy, Religión Digital has reported. Simon Roughneen says
April 29, 2019
All of Sri Lanka’s Catholic churches were closed on the Second Sunday of Easter after a series of bombings killed over 300 people a week earlier. Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith, Archbishop of Colombo, ordered the closures after saying he had seen leaked intelligence documents warning of further attacks. Churches will remain closed until further notice. The
April 29, 2019
Christ’s wounds contain the difficulties and persecutions of people who suffer today, Pope Francis said. Speaking at the Regina Coeli address on the Second Sunday of Easter the Pope told worshippers to “touch the wounds of Jesus”. “The wounds of Jesus are a treasure from which mercy comes,” he said. The Gospel reading for the
April 29, 2019
CNN reported yesterday that President Trump had “made an incendiary remark at a rally Saturday night.” Trump had criticized the Democratic Governor of Wisconsin, Tony Evershe, for vowing to “veto legislation that protects Wisconsin babies born alive.” But the president’s greatest offense was that he used the word “execute” to describe what Governor Ralph Northam
April 29, 2019
Six weeks ago, the Catholic Herald published an article of mine, titled ‘Rosaries and marathons are a perfect combination – at least, I hope so’. In the past days, it has come to light that this contained a number of egregious falsehoods and calumnious misrepresentations. I hasten to add that the editors had no way
April 29, 2019
Plough, the publishing house of the Bruderhof Community, which organises the publication of books sympathetic to the evangelical Christian ethos of the Community, has recently brought out From Red Earth: A Rwandan Story of Healing and Forgiveness by Denise Uwimana. It is a heartrending autobiographical account by a Tutsi survivor of the 3-month killing rampage