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January 01, 1970
David V Barrett
An elderly priest suffering from dementia was flown to Rome by his care home to receive a blessing from Pope Francis. Fr George Dangerfield had met every pontiff during his 50 years as a priest and was determined to meet the current Pope before he died. Saad Baig, the manager of Whitby Dene Care Home
January 01, 1970
Dan Hitchens
Cardinal Raymond Burke has said that a controversial sentence in a document signed by Pope Francis “has to be removed”. Earlier this month, Pope Francis and a senior Muslim cleric, Ahmed el-Tayeb, signed a “Document on Human Fraternity for World Peace and Living Together”. It claimed that “The pluralism and the diversity of religions, colour,
January 01, 1970
Jordan Bloom
A new bill introduced by Sen. Ted Cruz in the Senate and supported by Education Secretary Betsy DeVos that would create a tax credit for scholarship contributions is being hailed by leaders in Catholic education. The tax credits would be given to donors to qualified scholarship-granting institutions, in most cases schools. The bill has religious
January 01, 1970
Luke Coppen
January 01, 1970
Luke Coppen
January 01, 1970
Michael Swan
A third of Canada’s Christian architecture, some 9,000 churches, will close in the next 10 years, according to the National Trust for Canada. “It’s definitely going to be a bad thing,” architect Roberto Chiotti told The Catholic Register. “You know, it’s our theology in stone.” Robert Pajot of the National Trust is more or less
January 01, 1970
Catholic News Service
The introduction of “no-fault” divorces in the United Kingdom will undermine marriages from the outset, said the Catholic bishops of England and Wales. In the first major overhaul of UK divorce law for 50 years, the British government announced April 9 that it would allow couples to split up simply by filing a statement to
January 01, 1970
Fr John Zuhlsdorf
Benedict’s new letter is written from a unique perspective of experience of key positions in the Church. Hence, his retrospective on what happened in the Church after and partly because of Vatican II is valuable. Also, consider his direct and his remote audience. Since this was destined for the German Klerusblatt it is without question
January 01, 1970
Andy Leisinger
[Note: can we include some images of our best US covers as well as some inside shots and possible Jeremy Leasor’s papal knight cartoon?] GET AN EXCLUSIVE DEAL ON THE CATHOLIC MAGAZINE THAT’S TAKING AMERICA BY STORM In November 2018, The Catholic Herald magazine launched its beautifully produced US edition, after 130 years of publishing
January 01, 1970
Luke Coppen
January 01, 1970
Benjamin Loughnane
A Pennsylvania lawmaker has said that pro-life activists and Christians are bullies, after he faced criticism for a video he livestreamed, in which he angrily confronted a woman praying outside a Philadelphia Planned Parenthood. “Bring it, Bible Bullies! You are bigots, sexists, and misogynists and I see right through your fake morals and your broken
January 01, 1970
Courtney Grogan/CNA
Pope Francis said Saturday that abortion is never the answer to difficult prenatal diagnoses, calling selective abortion of the disabled the “expression of an inhuman eugenics mentality.” “Fear and hostility towards disability often lead to the choice of abortion, configuring it as a practice of ‘prevention,’” Pope Francis said May 25. “But the Church’s teaching
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