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June 18, 2019
June 18, 2019
Basilian Father Thomas Rosica has resigned as CEO of Salt and Light Catholic Media Foundation, the latest chapter in a scandal that has embroiled him since February. Rosica, the founding CEO of the Canadian Catholic television network Salt and Light TV and a former Vatican media liaison, has faced allegations of plagiarizing the written work
June 18, 2019
A new law in Quebec prohibits the wearing of religious symbols or clothing by some government employees, including public school teachers, state lawyers, judges and police officers. The National Council of Canadian Muslims announced June 17 it will legally challenge the new bill. “Late last night the Quebec government legalized discrimination on the basis of
June 18, 2019
A young Polish priest who was ordained last month following a terminal cancer diagnosis has died, his community announced Monday. Fr. Michal Los, FDP, died June 17 in the morning, the Congregation of the Orionine Fathers said in a Facebook post. “We believe that he met with the Risen Christ whom he so desperately wanted
June 18, 2019
This week’s scarlet letter scandal is that Harvard College, founded by Puritans in 1636, rescinded an offer they made to Kyle Kashuv, the articulate young man who survived the Parkland Shooting in Florida last year to become an unexpected advocate for gun rights in America. Opposition campaigns can arise against anybody these days, and the
June 18, 2019
Rome, 18 June 2019 — The Director ad interim of the Press Office of the Holy See, Alessandro Gisotti, has denied rumours Pope emeritus Benedict XVI suffered a stroke. “The rumours are false,” he told the Catholic Herald in response to queries this morning. Rumours began to circulate late Monday, that the 92-year-old pope emeritus
June 18, 2019
I have just read journalist Melanie Phillips’ autobiography, Guardian Angel: My Journey from Leftism to Sanity, published by Bombardier Books in the US. The title is typically robust and challenging, much as her views have always been; as a courageous, counter-cultural voice I have often agreed with Phillips’s viewpoint when I have heard her speak
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