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July 10, 2019
July 10, 2019
Archbishop Joseph Kurtz requested prayers on Wednesday as he announced that he has been diagnosed with bladder cancer and will soon undergo treatment. The Archbishop of Louisville announced he will be out of the archdiocese for three months while he receives treatment. “I have been diagnosed with urothelial carcinoma in my bladder and prostate and
July 10, 2019
The Archbishop of Paris, Michael Aupetit, has asked priests of his archdiocese to offer Mass for the intention of Vincent Lambert, the 42 year-old quadriplegic man nearing death in a French hospital after doctors withdrew food and water on Sunday. “Dear brothers,” the archbishop wrote July 9, “it is now the time for contemplation, for
July 10, 2019
Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Mgr Massimo Palombella as the Director of the Sistine Chapel Choir, the Vatican has announced. The choir’s leadership has come under scrutiny after a financial scandal was revealed, prompting a Vatican investigation. In 2018, an investigation was begun into alleged money laundering and embezzlement by Palombella and Michelangelo
July 10, 2019
This weekend a Colombian Bishop will perform an exorcism and sprinkle holy water over an entire city from an army helicopter. Bishop Rubén Darío Jaramillo Montoya of the Diocese of Buenaventura is set to perform the prayers in the city that has recently experienced increased amounts of violent crimes. The exorcism was announced after the
July 10, 2019
Campaigners have condemned the House of Commons’ decision to pass an amendment that would decriminalize abortion in Northern Ireland. Stella Creasy, a Labour MP, sponsored the amendment that would force abortion on the province if the Northern Ireland government is not restored by October 21. The amendment includes a provision which allows a future Stormont
July 10, 2019
Two independent cinemas have cancelled screenings of the pro-life movie “Unplanned” after managers and owners received “serious threats,” according to the Canadian distributor of the movie. “They were originally going to (screen it) and were able to endure a lot of negative publicity,” said B.J. McKelvie, president of Cinedicom, the Canadian distributor of the U.S.
July 10, 2019
Christians are called to win the battle of ideas and values in secular society, Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput said on Tuesday. In a speech delivered to the Alliance Defending Freedom Summit on Religious Liberty on July 9, the archbishop said authentic religious freedom is essential in shaping a society of love, “the animating spirit of all