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August 23, 2019
August 23, 2019
“Having had regard to the whole of the evidence led at trial, and having deliberated long and hard over this matter, I find myself in the position of having genuine doubt as to [Pell’s] guilt.” Those words were not written by a Catholic, or a conservative, nor were they written by a man inured to
August 23, 2019
In the way of regular on-line articles, I happened to read one a few weeks ago by a Dominican priest entitled “10 Catholic novels to take to the beach this summer.” Among predictable recommendations, such as Evelyn Waugh, Flannery O’Connor and GK Chesterton, as well as several authors I hadn’t heard of, I saw the
August 23, 2019
The apostolic nunciature in Chile announced that the Vatican has opened an investigation into allegations of sexual abuse against retired Archbishop Bernardino Piñera Carvallo of La Serena, who is the uncle of Chilean President Sebastián Piñera. The nunciature said the preliminary investigation will determine the credibility of an accusation of abuse allegedly committed “more than
August 23, 2019
Six suspected members of a radical Hindu group were arrested in India this week after dozens of Catholics were attacked on a Marian pilgrimage. On Sunday, 40 Catholics were physically or verbally assaulted while on a 280-mile pilgrimage from Karnataka to Velankanni, a coastal town in south east India, ucanews reported. The assailants blocked the
August 23, 2019
The European project is faltering because of a “weakening of the sense of duty and the progressive subjectivation of rights”, Vatican Archbishop Paul Gallagher has said. Cardinal Blase Cupich has had a “rare face-to-face meeting” with Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul. Julia Yost says this week’s Cardinal Pell ruling was hardly surprising. Clemente Lisi suggests
August 23, 2019
I have been buoyed up by reading an article by KV Turley in the National Catholic Register for August 5, entitled “The Shroud of Turin: Latest Study Deepens Mystery.” Readers of my blogs may know that there is a full-length facsimile of the Holy Shroud in our small, rural parish church, to which I have
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