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January 17, 2020
January 17, 2020
The Episcopal Diocese of Southern Virginia will no longer hold an episcopal consecration and ordination at a Catholic parish in Williamsburg, following an internet petition signed by over 3,000 people objecting to the event. “It is with great sadness that I have received a letter from Bishop-Elect Susan Haynes stating that, due to the controversy of
January 17, 2020
The Holy See has delayed announcing its pick for the next bishop of Hong Kong, CNA has learned, amid concerns that local clergy and lay Catholics will see Rev. Peter Choy Wai-man as too sympathetic to the Chinese Communist government. The Diocese of Hong Kong has been without permanent leadership since January 2019, when Bishop
January 17, 2020
Christian persecution around the world is a growing problem, says a new report from an agency that documents abuses against Christians across the globe. Worldwide, the report states, 260 million Christians are facing persecution. This marks a 6 per cent increase from the previous year. The annual report from Open Doors, released on January 15,
January 17, 2020
The eminent historian Peter Brown notes that in the fourth century there were many elite men writing “another kind of letter” about their lives. Men who might become Manichaeans, or Skeptics, or Stoics, or Platonists were called “men of the spirit,” elite Roman men who would have otherwise enjoyed stable imperial careers were now traversing
January 17, 2020
Protesters have disrupted the installation Mass of the new Archbishop of Santiago, Chile. Two kidnapped Syrian bishops were killed in 2016, investigators have concluded. Christopher Tolkien, JRR Tolkien’s son, has died aged 95. Archbishop Mark Coleridge has formally opposed plans to force priests to violate the confessional seal in Queensland. The Vatican has signed an
January 17, 2020
The frontrunner in the leadership contest for Britain’s Labour Party has been criticised by the media and her fellow Labour MPs for opposing late-term abortions for disabled babies. Rebecca Long-Bailey, who is Catholic, told her local deanery before December’s General Election that she did not agree with Britain’s current law, which allows unborn babies with
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