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August 28, 2019
August 28, 2019
An important aspect of the Christian life is obeying God even when there may be consequences for going against the commands of others, Pope Francis said during the general audience Wednesday. In the Acts of the Apostles, Peter offers “a key to the Christian life: ‘To obey God instead of men,’” the pope said Aug.
August 28, 2019
To support the faithful and encourage them to stay in their homeland, the Syriac Catholic Church has reestablished a diocese for the Kurdistan region of Iraq. Syriac Catholic Patriarch Ignace Joseph III Younan celebrated the new diocese at a Mass at Queen of Peace Syriac Catholic Church in Irbil, Iraq, on August 24. In his
August 28, 2019
The Bishop of Fort Worth, Texas, said Monday that alleged local appearances of the Blessed Virgin Mary are not real apparitions, and that alleged evidence of the visions is fake. But supporters of the alleged apparitions say that Satan is trying to discredit their visions. “It is my sad responsibility to inform you that last
August 28, 2019
Over 130 musicians have signed a Planned Parenthood-sponsored petition against recent abortion restrictions passed by several states, a move condemned by pro-life activists as “out of touch.” “Musicians across the country are standing in solidarity with Planned Parenthood,” announced the website of the country’s larget abortion provider Aug. 26. “They’re saying access to sexual and
August 28, 2019
The Archdiocese of Seattle is facing questions after a local man received a formal Catholic blessing at Mass shortly before committing medically assisted suicide. Robert Fuller, an HIV and cancer patient, committed suicide on May 10. An Aug. 27 Associated Press profile of Fuller’s final days included a photograph and account of the blessing he
August 28, 2019
The victims of the Easter Sunday attacks in Sri Lanka were martyrs, two cardinals have declared. The Causes of five 21st-century Iraqi martyrs will be presented at the Vatican next month. Former nuncio Archbishop Pablo Puente has endorsed women priests. Three schools in Ireland are preparing to become “the first to abandon their Catholic ethos
August 28, 2019
Online language learning platform Duolingo has launched a new course for people who want to learn Latin. The course, which launched at midday on Wednesday, already has several thousand people signed up, the company said. It is free to use and teaches the language through “bitesize lessons” that can be “taken at any time, wherever
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