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December 02, 2019
December 02, 2019
Catholics cannot simply “watch from the balcony” in Britain’s forthcoming General Election, bishops have warned. The bishops of England and Wales said Catholics should ask candidates how they will promote the common good, particularly the human dignity of the “most disadvantaged in our society”. This includes “defending both the child in the womb, the good
December 02, 2019
Bishop Paul Sirba of the Diocese of Duluth, Minnesota died on Sunday, after suffering a heart attack before offering Mass. He was 59 years old. “It is with an incredibly heavy heart that I must inform you of tragic news regarding our Bishop,” said a December 1 statement from Fr James B. Bissonette, who had
December 02, 2019
Pope Francis issued an apostolic letter on December 1 on the meaning and importance of nativity scenes, calling for this “wonderful sign” to be more widely displayed in family homes and public places throughout the world. “The enchanting image of the Christmas crèche, so dear to the Christian people, never ceases to arouse amazement and
December 02, 2019
Pope Francis prayed for those killed in protests in Iraq at yesterday’s Angelus (full text, full video). The German Church has launched its controversial “synodal process”. The Southern African bishops have issued a pastoral letter deploring violence against women. The English and Welsh bishops have said that Catholics can’t “watch from the balcony” during this
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