Monthly Archives: August 2022

Gorbachev and Saint John Paul were very fond of each other

Pope John Paul II greets Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev at the Vatican on December 1, 1989. Gorbachev, who died on August 30, 2022 in Moscow after a long illness, met Pope John Paul several times, and the two often exchanged words of appreciation for each other. (CNS photo/Luciano Mellace, Reuters) …

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New priest at Saint-Joseph | New

Father Robert Gross was called to serve at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Bellevue. Succeeding Fr. Dennis Miller in the position, Fr. Gross was officially installed last Monday night by Archbishop Jackels of Dubuque. Father Gross is from Racine, Wisconsin, where he graduated in the late 1990s. He attended Loras …

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What regular Mass attendance means for American Catholics

A Reflection for Wednesday of the Twenty-Second Week in Ordinary Time After leaving the synagogue, Jesus entered Simon’s house. (Luke 4:38) Over the past year, I have looked at a lot of data on American Catholics: how old they are, their race and ethnicity, what percentage of them live in …

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Persecution in Nicaragua, about which Colombia remained silent at the OAS

Anarchy and unrest reign in Nicaragua. And the whole world has spoken. Recently, there was an outcry from UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, who assured that “He is deeply concerned about the severe closure of civil and democratic space in Nicaragua and the recent actions against civil society organizations, including …

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Buffalo Next: Hospitals at WNY and beyond are still spending BIG on travel workers |

The headline of an article in the Wall Street Journal at the end of July read: “Traveling-Nurse Bubble Bursts,” noting that the days of the pandemic when a traveling nurse could earn $10,000 a week were ending. . But even though salaries are no more than half a million dollars …

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Former St. Mary’s pastor named among ‘credibly accused priests’

A priest who once worked at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Padanaram is among those added to the list of “credibly accused” clergy in the Diocese of Fall River last week. The diocese said the Reverend John Gomes, who retired from St. Mary’s in 2012, is accused of sexually abusing …

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Man who was hired to fake mass shooting by Catholic charity accused of making terror threats

A Nebraska man hired by a charity to fake a mass shooting has been charged with making terrorist threats. The Omaha World Herald reported John Channels was advised to make the exercise realistic. The simulation caused chaos among employees who thought the exercise was real. Loading Something is loading. A …

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Parishioners remember life of Gary Bishop Emeritus Dale Melczek serving church and community – Chicago Tribune

The Catholic faithful gathered on Sunday to say goodbye to Bishop Emeritus Dale J. Melczek, third bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Gary. Melczek’s body, laid in a modest wooden casket, was escorted into the Cathedral of the Holy Angels in Gary by the Knights of Columbus honor guard …

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U. of Chile vs. U. Catholic & More Latest News Here

National Championship Universidad Católica beat Universidad de Chile 0-3 in the classic for the 23rd date of the national championship. By Milan Vrsalovic 2022-08-27 16:55 CLT 2022-08-27 16:55 CLT © An agency0-3 triumph of the Catholics against the U at the National Stadium. Universidad Católica won the Clásico Universitario 195 …

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Obituary of Thomas E. Clifford Jr.

CLIFFORD, Thomas E., Jr. beloved brother, uncle, teacher, coach, mentor and friend passed away peacefully on August 25, 2022 in Framingham, MA. Born August 21, 1946 in Norwood, MA, Tom was the first of five children born to the late Thomas E. Clifford, Sr. and Doris L. (Burrell) Clifford. Tom …

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Christians and Hindus work together to renovate Columbus home for Hindu priest

Christian and Hindu volunteers worked side by side to refurbish the priest’s rectory at the new Sri Ganesh Mandir Hindu Temple on Goeller Road on the west side of Columbus. Photo submitted Call it a story of harmony between two different bands who have found solid common ground under the …

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Around the diocese this fall

Saturday, August 27, 2022 Fall 2022 is shaping up to be a busy season across our Diocese with exciting events, occasions, and opportunities ahead. Keep reading to learn more about what’s coming and how you can get involved. Digital Missionary Training Day The Department of Communications hosted a Digital Missionary …

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How the Joy of Instant Loans Can Get Ugly

mini Loan sharks peaked in the aftermath of the Covid-19 pandemic, which ravaged businesses and put millions out of work around the world. They attack digital ecosystems by promising quick cash to those running from pillar to pillar for a new job or to earn quick cash to meet expenses. …

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Indianapolis Catholic leads Pope’s global plan to care for the earth – Catholic Philly

By John Shaughnessy • Catholic News Service • Published August 26, 2022 INDIANAPOLIS (CNS) — John Mundell considers it “an incredible honor” to have been recently chosen as the director of the global effort to put into action Pope Francis’ encyclical “Laudato Si’, on the care of our commune house …

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Young Poles abandon ‘frozen’ Catholic church

Published on: 08/26/2022 – 12:06Amended: 08/26/2022 – 12:01 Warsaw (AFP) – It is still one of the most Catholic countries in Europe, but Poland is experiencing rapid secularization, especially among younger generations. “The children in my classes hardly know who Adam and Eve were,” said Dawid Gospodarek, a journalist with …

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I’m so glad I had a wedding in the Catholic Church, and thank you, Father Joe

Much has been said about the future of the Catholic Church in recent weeks. This got me thinking about my own experience of getting married in the church last year. Such a choice could be considered unusual for someone my age (then 30). Most of the wedding ceremonies I attended …

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See Peterborough’s first ‘little house’ for homeless people

Peterborough’s first ‘little house’ for homeless people will be on traveling display at Grace United Church, St. Peter-in-Chains Cathedral, Emmanuel United Church and the Purple Onion Festival from August 27-25 September 2022. Supported by Fundraising by Grace United Church and built by local businesses and volunteers, the model sleeping cabin …

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Catholics ‘optimistic’ on Ukraine’s Independence Day, despite fear of attacks

Warsaw, Poland – Many Ukrainian Catholics remain ‘optimistic and determined’ despite fears of increased Russian attacks on Ukraine’s independence day, a senior priest said, adding that parish life was also continuing under heavy surveillance in occupied areas. “With martial law in effect, the festivities have been called off, so as …

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What future for the Catholic Church in Ireland? – The Irish Times

This month, a document was sent to the Vatican by the Catholic Church in Ireland which has been described as “explosive, life-altering, dogma-altering, church-altering”. The document demands changes in the attitude of the Church towards women, LGBTI+ people, divorced or remarried people and single parents and calls for the removal …

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Catholic Archbishop of Religious Leaders

Bishop Kaigama said religious leaders must be “terribly” worried about the political situation in the country as “bad politics and bad governance” have led to the suffering of young Nigerians. “Because of bad politics and bad governance, our young people, discouraged and crippled by socio-economic conditions at home, are desperate …

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Father Stan Swamy: Courageous Indian Priest Accused of Terrorism

On January 1, 1818, the British army of 800 Dalit soldiers defeated a battalion of 2,000 made up almost entirely of elite high-caste Brahmins. The battle was one of many confrontations that ultimately led to the British overthrow of the ruling Peshwa. Today, thousands of Dalits gather every year in …

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The cathedral will welcome thousands of visitors for Brisbane Open House this Saturday

Guides and hosts at SAINT Stephen’s Cathedral prepare for heavy foot traffic as Brisbane Open Day returns this weekend for the first time since the pandemic. Cathedral guides and reception chair Dr Barbara Reynolds-Hutchinson said they had seen around 3,000 people come through the doors in previous years. She said …

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King’s College contributes to the economic and cultural life of downtown Wilkes-Barre

These stories should not be about us. Over the past few months, we’ve used our weekly Diamond City Partnership/Downtown Rebound page to talk to business and institutional leaders in downtown Wilkes-Barre about why they chose downtown as their place of operation, why they stayed and how they rebounded from the …

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The protesting priest

You are not logged in as a Premium user; we rely on Premium users to support our reporting. Login or register today! Your browser does not support the video tag. CLICK TO WATCH THE VIDEO TRANSCRIPTION One of our speakers at the Call to Action Convention is Fr. Stéphane Imbarrato. …

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Relics of Saint Bernadette – tour dates

In September and October this year, the relics of Saint Bernadette will travel on pilgrimage to England, Scotland and Wales for the very first time. This once-in-a-lifetime event will be an opportunity for people of all ages and backgrounds to discover the special gifts and charisms of Lourdes, at a …

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The Sins of the High Court Supreme Catholics

As part of the Vatican’s war against “modernism” in 1899, Pope Leo XIII condemned as heresy the set of principles known as “Americanism”. But, in 1965, at the Second Vatican Council, the Church had begun to embrace these so-called odious ideas: pluralism, the separation of Church and State, the primacy …

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Forum calls for synod intervention to restore peace – The New Indian Express

By Express press service KOCHI: The Syro-Catholic Liturgical Forum, a body of priests from various dioceses of the Syro-Malabar Church, urged the Synod to bring peace by restoring the Mass to the people. The call was made by the forum following the ongoing Synod at Mount St Thomas in Kakkanad. …

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Christian Aid: the new Prime Minister must act to help Afghans survive

Emergency food aid. Image: Christian Aid Source: Christian help Christian Aid, challenged the next Prime Minister to end the British government’s drift and backwardness on Afghanistan. To mark one year since Taliban forces overthrew the elected government, Christian Aid warns that it is essential that whoever becomes British Prime Minister …

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AP PHOTOS: Spiritual and material mix at Greek mid-August holiday

By THANASSIS STAVRAKIS August 17, 2022 GMT https://apnews.com/article/religion-greece-2ad616d4d567e45e38929d8a4eac73ff KEA, Greece (AP) — Mixing the spiritual with the material, mid-August marks the height of the Greek summer season that draws throngs of city dwellers to their ancestral villages. The August 15 feast of the Dormition of the Virgin Mary is a …

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A nightmare for the Catholic Church: the pope in a coma

(RNS) – Despite repeatedly saying he has no plans to retire, Pope Francis recently made it clear that if he was ever too ill to perform his duties, he would resign from his post. , while doing it differently from his predecessor, Pope Benedict XVI. But what if Francis, or …

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Portland Catholic Center for Faith set to debut this fall

PORTLAND – “It is such an accomplishment to witness firsthand the joy and awe that radiate from the face of someone who has come to a new understanding of God.” The words of Fr. Seamus Griesbach, pastor of the Portland Peninsula and Island parishes, perfectly sums up a new initiative …

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Bolsonaro: Brazil’s polarizing far-right president

Jair Bolsonaro, far-right deputy and former amry officer, gives a thumbs up to supporters in October 2018 during the second round of presidential elections, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – Copyright AFP/File MAURO PIMENTEL Four years after bursting in to shake up a Brazil disgusted with the usual politics, far-right …

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Our Lady of Vailankanni Center in Kalmady has been declared a Diocesan Shrine of Udupi

Our Lady of Vailankanni Center in Kalmady has been declared a Diocesan Shrine of Udupi Udupi: Proclamation and Dedication of Our Lady of Vailankanni Center at Stella Maris Church, Kalmady was officially declared a diocesan sanctuary on August 15, 2022, during the solemn Eucharistic Mass at 10:00 a.m. The decree …

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Pastor: Catholic Church to celebrate the 140th

St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Aspen is preparing for a landmark celebration of its 140th anniversary. A weekend of activities will include a teen night out on Friday August 26th and a family barbecue picnic on Saturday August 27th. Both days will feature a talk by internationally renowned Catholic speaker …

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St. Mary of the Assumption in Lancaster now a minor basilica

Pope Francis named St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church in Lancaster on Roman Catholic Diocese of Columbus’ first minor basilica. The designation is given to churches outside Rome by the pope because of their architectural beauty, historical significance, liturgical fame, or a combination, depending on the Diocese of Columbus. …

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Mass priest furloughed amid misconduct investigation

A Massachusetts priest has been placed on administrative leave as he faces allegations of misconduct. The Diocese of Fall River said Reverend Rodney E. Thibault of Lord Parish Transfiguration in North Attleborough was placed on leave from priestly ministry by Bishop Edgar M. da Cunha a few weeks ago. According …

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Lalong apologizes to Catholic Church for comments about pope – The Eagle Online

Tinubu Shettima Presidential Campaign Council Chief Executive and Plateau State Governor Simon Lalong has apologized to the Catholic Church for his recent comments about the pope. Lalong apologized in a letter Friday to the president of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria. Recall that the Governor had while defending his …

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Nicaraguan police ban religious processions in the capital

Placeholder while loading article actions MEXICO CITY — Nicaraguan police have banned a religious procession scheduled for Saturday in the capital, the latest sign of tensions between the government and the Roman Catholic Church. The Archdiocese of Managua urged worshipers to come directly and peacefully to the cathedral on Saturday …

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Why the world’s largest cross and its guardians are under imminent threat in Spain

Earlier this year, Guinness World Records recognized the Basilica Cross as the largest free-standing cross in the world. It was measured at 152.4 meters (500 feet) high. The record books also include the basilica, 260 meters (853 feet) long, the longest in the world. Built between 1940 and 1958, the …

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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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