Monthly Archives: August 2022

Some Suspects of Pentecost Sunday Attack on Catholic Church in Nigeria Arrested (Governor)

In a June 23 press conferenceThe Ondo State Commander of the Security Network Agency, known as “Corps Amotekun”, told reporters that all suspects linked to the Pentecost Sunday attack on the Church Catholic would eventually be arrested. “Regarding the Owo incident, we have recovered the last vehicle they used for …

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Vandalized Mayer-Marton Mural in Oldham Church Receives Grade II Status | Greater Manchester

A stunning mural created in a Catholic church by a Jewish refugee from the Nazis has been saved from destruction, decay and vandalism after being Grade II listed by the British government. The Crucifixion, by the leading artist of the 20th century George Mayer-Martonis a rare combination of mosaic and …

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Asylum seekers will be allowed entry as DHS ends ‘Remain in Mexico’ policy – Catholic Philly

By Rhina Guidos • Catholic Press Service • Published on August 10, 2022 WASHINGTON (CNS) — The U.S. Department of Homeland Security said Aug. 8 it was set to end, “in a quick and orderly manner,” a Trump-era policy that keeps claimants asylum out of the country while they wait …

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Spanish lawyer appoints bishops and priests encouraging conversion therapy

An example is provided by the American website Positive Approaches To Healthy Sexuality (PATH). His $150 “counsellor training program,” designed for therapists and ministry leaders who would, in turn, “help” LGBTIQ people change their “same-sex attraction” and enter heterosexual relationships . The training includes over 18 hours of recordings and …

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St. Hilary’s Catholic Church in Raceland will hold a mass in Cajun French

The Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux is honoring Cajun culture next week by hosting its annual mass in French. The diocese has been running a service where music and sermons have been held in Cajun French since the mid-2000s, according to the director of the diocesan worship office, the Reverend Glenn LeCompte. …

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“Listen to the cry of the people of Haiti. Religious orders call for international intervention in Haiti

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (CNS)—Religious orders working in Haiti have called on the international community to intervene directly to combat the reign of terror by armed gangs, which they have called “evil, frightening and unacceptable.” The same gangs are responsible for nearly four kidnappings a day in 2022 and violence that has …

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Father Albert scolds Catholics for poor attendance at Sunday Mass

The outspoken parish priest of Soufriere expressed his displeasure at the low attendance at Mass on Sunday August 7, which sparked reactions from some church members. According to Father Albert Smith, who has made controversial statements in the past, church attendance yesterday says a lot about the people of Soufriere. …

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If the Pope’s visit was the first step, what comes next for the Catholic Church?

In the gold-crested white room of the Notre-Dame de Québec Basilica-Cathedral, Pope Francis sits before church leaders. He leafs through his papers, reciting a homily that is both gentle and authoritative. The leader of the Catholic Church tells Canadian bishops, priests and seminarians that indigenous peoples who practice their cultures, …

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The Cathedral Basilica of Saint Augustine has survived

It was another hot summer day when Bishop Erik T. Pohlmeier has officially taken possession of his cathedral church in Saint-Augustin on July 24, 2022. I say “another hot summer day” because more than 150 years ago at the end of August 1870, the first bishop, Augustin Verot, took possession …

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Canadian sisters abandon their fossil fuel stocks

Another $500 million in Catholic investment funds around the world have been pulled from oil, gas and coal, including the portfolios of two of Canada’s largest religious orders. The Sisters of St. Joseph in Canada and the Missionaries of Our Lady have completed the years-long process to withdraw their money …

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Sixth day of novena before the feast of Saint-Laurent held at the church of Bondel

Sixth day of novena before the feast of Saint-Laurent held at the church of Bondel Mangaluru: The theme of the 6th day of the novena was “Forgiveness is the solution to family problems”. The parish priest of Bajal Church, the Reverend Father Andrew D’Souza, was the main celebrant at the …

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Chico Area Church Services – Chico Enterprise-Record

SATURDAY Congregation Beth Israel: Saturday evening Tisha B’Av 8:30 p.m. In person only. For Zoom links and in-person details, email [email protected] 1336 Hemlock St. 342-6146. SUNDAY Chicco Aldersgate United Methodist Church: “Two Masters” by Pastor Scott Allred. Mast. 6:19-24. Worship 10 a.m. at the sanctuary. www.chicoaumc.org sermons tab. Also on …

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Diocese rescinds Fr. Eric Silva’s reassignment to Narragansett

A priest who had been furloughed after parents raised concerns will not be reassigned to a Narragansett parish after all. The Diocese of Providence said in a news release Friday that Bishop Thomas J. Tobin had rescinded the appointment of Father Eric Silva as associate pastor of St. Thomas More …

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Live Updates: Tennessee, Arizona Race Calls and Kansas News

A breakthrough vote to uphold abortion rights in deeply conservative Kansas on Wednesday rippled across the midterm campaign landscape, galvanizing Democrats and underscoring for Republicans the risks of going too far on the bill. one of the most emotionally charged topics in American politics. The landslide defeat of a measure …

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Opus Dei has lost its power within the Church

Madrid.- The wind of correction from Francis, for the first time, came like a strong wind to the doors of Opus Dei. Today the new motu proprio “ad charisma tuendum” (to protect the charism) entered into force, with the pope It takes away power and freedom within the church, On …

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The Catholic Church has a lot to answer – New York Daily News

When I was 11, my dad traveled from Philadelphia to Florida for a job he never got. My family was already large: five people living on one floor of a terraced house with a breadwinner who was, alas, struggling to keep a job. So when Pop got home, with the …

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Peace tree planted to mark John Hume’s second birthday

A ‘tree of peace’ honoring John and Pat Hume has been planted in the grounds of St. Eugene’s Cathedral to mark the second anniversary of the Nobel laureate’s death. The Bishop of Derry Donald McKeown was joined by Mr Hume’s family and friends for the planting of the oak tree. …

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Duterte’s regime plunged millions of Filipinos into poverty

At least 12.2 million families admit to becoming poor, survey finds Filipinos line up for free packed lunches distributed by the Catholic religious order Society of the Divine Word (SVD) in Manila on June 24. (Photo: AFP) Posted: Aug 03, 2022 10:07 GMT A Catholic women’s group in the Philippines …

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Church set to end ‘one priest to one parish’ system in biggest overhaul in 100 years

The Catholic Church is facing its biggest overhaul at the parish level in nearly 100 years, ending the tradition of a priest in charge of a parish. To cope with the drop in attendance at masses, the drop in vocations and the rapid aging of the clergy, the parishes will …

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Kentucky churches and communities work together to meet the needs of flood victims

LOUISVILLE, Kentucky (CNS) — Lori Helfrich, director of parish life at Mother of Good Counsel Church in Hazard County, Kentucky, had just volunteered at the food pantry her parish helps support. They were cutting melons to distribute to people hard hit by the torrential rains and subsequent flooding in the …

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Cultural symbolism: Why heritage sites in Ukraine like Saint Sophia’s Cathedral remain a threat to Russia

More than 160 Ukrainian cultural sites have been damaged or destroyed since Russia invaded the country in February 2022, according to UNESCO. The Ukrainian government says the number of damaged sites is much higher. Russia denies these accusations. Ukrainian officials accuse Russia of deliberately targeting cultural sites, half of which …

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A Reflection for the Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Readings (Year C): Wisdom 18:6–9Psalms 33:1, 12, 18 – 19, 20 – 22Hebrews 11:1 – 2, 8 – 19Luke 12:32 – 48 Reflection: How do you work for liberation? Three words or phrases from today’s readings jump out at me and seem to provide the unifying context for the selections: …

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Sri Lankan Church concerned about crackdown on dissent

Parliament’s sanction for declaring an emergency is a sign of the repressive path ahead, say priests and clerics Sri Lankans shout slogans during a protest outside the Fort railway station in Colombo on July 27 amid concerns over a growing crackdown on public dissent across the country. (Photo: AFP) Posted: …

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