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June 22, 2021
June 22, 2021
Cardinal Mauro Gambetti, the new archpriest of the basilica, said June 22 that requests to celebrate, instead of concelebrate, early morning Masses at St. Peter’s by groups “with particular and legitimate needs” may be allowed.
June 22, 2021
Local media have called the Vatican’s action “unprecedented” in the history of the relationship between the two states.
June 22, 2021
Russell E. Saltzman remembers a funeral for a parishioner in his days as a Lutheran pastor, "A nice fellow," he writes, "with a plain garden variety dementia, not Alzheimer's, not the sexy one everybody knows about." He says the fellow "shrank in upon himself, became less and less of himself, shriveling and his world with him." He would sit, quietly alone, as the end approached. "Where was his memory?" Russ wonders. "Where was he?"
June 22, 2021
Describing her as “a distinguished Anglican writer,” the Catholic Herald asked the mystery novelist and playwright Dorothy Sayers to contribute to a forum on the fiftieth anniversary of Pope Leo XIII’s encyclical Rerum Novarum. A note at the end warned readers that the article had been taken over the telephone and might include “deviations from Miss
June 22, 2021
Lviv, Ukraine, Jun 21, 2021 / 07:00 am An archbishop has said that the Catholic Church in Ukraine is still enjoying a “springtime” despite rising secularization. Archbishop Mieczysław Mokrzycki said that the Church was thriving amid secular currents, economic difficulties, and war in the east of the country. “It is still springtime in our Church
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