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August 06, 2019
August 06, 2019
Letters from Theodore McCarrick to his abuse victims were published on Tuesday by the Associated Press, in advance of a promised Vatican report on a Church investigation into the life of the former bishop. “I just wanted to say thank you for coming on Friday evening. I really enjoyed our night. You’re a great kid
August 06, 2019
Christianity in Iraq could now be on the brink of completely disappearing – according to one of the country’s most respected Church leaders. In an interview with Catholic charity Aid to the Church in Need coinciding with the anniversary of Daesh (ISIS)’s 2014 seizure of Iraq’s Nineveh Plains, Archbishop Bashar Warda of Erbil stated: “Christianity
August 06, 2019
Numb from a whole day of news on the mass murder in El Paso and Dayton, I was surprised by my eldest son’s suggestion that we watch together that 21st century classic: Steven Spielberg’s Minority Report (2002) based on the Philip Dick short story. My son had never seen it, and I hadn’t watched it
August 06, 2019
A Jesuit-sponsored high school in Indiana has asked the Vatican to overturn Indianapolis Archbishop Charles Thompson’s decision to revoke the school’s Catholic identity, and announced that a scheduled Mass for the opening of the academic year is not permitted at the school. Fr. William Verbryke, SJ, president of Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School in Indianapolis, announced
August 06, 2019
Merseyside Police are investigating the vandalization of St. Oswald’s, a church in inner-city Liverpool that had windows smashed and graffiti painted on it on Saturday. Saint Oswald King and Martyr Catholic Church was vandalized on August 3, the Liverpool Echo reports. The church and its presbytery had six windows broken, and “beast” written in chalk
August 06, 2019
White rose petals fell from the ceiling of St. Mary Major Basilica Monday, as Romans celebrated the anniversary of a 4th century Marian miracle. The miracle, which inspired the construction of the papal Marian basilica, involved a miraculous snowfall in Rome on August 5 in the year 358. According to tradition, the Virgin Mary appeared