April 10, 2022 – Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion

Luke 19:28-40 + Isaiah 50:4-7 + Philippians 2:6-11 + Luke 22:14—23:56 … he humbled himself, / becoming obedient unto death, / even death on a cross. The Roman Missal is the book from which the Father offers most of the prayers of the Holy Mass. During the Liturgy of the …

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6 killed, at least 10 injured in mass shooting in Sacramento, Calif.: Police

The shooting happened a few blocks from the state capitol building. April 3, 2022, 2:08 p.m. • 8 minute read Share on FacebookShare on TwitterEmail this article At least 16 people were shot, six of them fatally, early Sunday in downtown Sacramento, Calif., and police said no suspects were in …

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Explore Utrecht, a vibrant and colorful city and a true Dutch gem

Utrecht, located in the heart of the Netherlands on the banks of the flowing waters of the Rhine, offers visitors a fascinating insight into a vibrant culture and a rich and colorful history. The city, which was founded on a Roman fort in 47 CE, features a charming medieval old …

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Russians leave landmines on streets, says Zelenskyy

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said Russia was leaving a treacherous landscape in its wake as invading forces retreated from around kyiv, trapping streets and civilian homes. “They mine the whole territory, they mine the houses, the mining equipment, even the bodies of the people who were killed,” Zelenskyy said in …

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Anglican priest and Oxford scholar Andrew Teal celebrates his ties to BYU

The past year has been both exhilarating and painful for the Reverend Andrew Teal, an Oxford University theologian and Anglican priest and visiting lecturer at Brigham Young University. He moved to Provo for the fall semester with high hopes and plans to research a book portraying Joseph Smith as an …

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Pope apologizes to Indigenous peoples of Canada for ‘deplorable conduct’ by some members of the Catholic Church

Weekly general audience of Pope Francis appeal for peace Riccardo De Luca/Anadolu Agency via Getty Pope Francis Pope Francis apologized for the suffering inflicted on the Indigenous peoples of Canada by members of the Catholic Church in the past. According to Associated pressFrancis made the statement on Friday as he …

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UN chief urges donors to stop Afghan economy’s ‘death spiral’

TROSTYANETS/LVIV: Ukrainian forces are preparing for further Russian attacks in the southeast, where Moscow’s guns are now being trained after its assault on the capital kyiv was repelled, President Volodymyr Zelensky said on Thursday.Five weeks after the start of an invasion that turned cities into wastelands and created more than …

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Faced with falling mass attendance, Catholics in Malta hope papal visit will revitalize faith | National Catholic Register

The small Mediterranean island nation of Malta traces its Catholic roots back nearly 2,000 years. But with the recent drop in church attendance, local Catholic leaders are hoping Pope Francis’ visit this weekend will help reinvigorate his living faith. More than 85 percent of Malta’s population are baptized Catholics, according …

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Ukrainian American Catholic bishop visits refugees on Polish-Ukrainian border

CHICAGO — During a March 25-April 1 trip to Poland along its border with Ukraine, Ukrainian American Catholic Bishop Bohdan J. Danylo planned to meet with charities as well as preach and provide relief refugees and displaced Ukrainian children. The trip is sponsored by Catholic Extension, a Chicago-based papal missionary …

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The Archdiocese of Louisville is “us, you and me”, says Bishop Fabre

Archbishop Shelton J. Fabre solemnly knocked on the doors of the Cathedral of the Assumption during Vespers March 29, the eve of his installation as the fifth Archbishop of Louisville. The cathedral is the mother church from where he will lead nearly 200,000 Catholics. (Special photo for The Record by …

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There are women presidents and CEOs. Why do we still ask if women can lead in the church?

Last year I spent about six months writing a feature story and an accompanying podcast episode for America on how women rise to leadership positions in the Vatican. It’s one of my favorite subjects: in 2019, when I traveled to Rome to report on the historic Vatican summit on the …

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Much of Shanghai is on lockdown as mass COVID-19 testing begins

BEIJING — China began its biggest lockdown in two years on Monday to carry out mass testing and control a growing outbreak in its biggest city of Shanghai as questions are raised about the economic toll of the “zero-COVID” strategy. from the country. China’s financial capital with 26 million people, …

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Russia sows deep hatred among Ukrainians

LVIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has accused the West of cowardice as his country struggles to repel invading Russian troops, issuing an exasperated plea for fighter jets and tanks to maintain a defense while let the war turn into a battle of attrition. Speaking after US President …

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Natan Obed does not celebrate his meeting with Pope Francis

The head of the national organization representing the Inuit says it will be no cause for celebration when he meets Pope Francis at the Vatican next week as part of an indigenous delegation. Natan Obed has a specific item on his agenda: justice for the alleged victims of a Roman …

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Vietnamese priest risks secularization for exorcism

Vietnam Father Truyen, 74, is part of a group of exorcists ‘causing social disorder and causing division among Catholics’ Father Dominic Nguyen Chu Truyen in Thanh Mau parish in Da Lat in 2018. (Photo provided) An elderly priest in a diocese in central Vietnam has been warned he faces being …

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Prayers for Ukrainian churches and people

Today, Friday March 25, Pope Francis consecrates Ukraine and Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Archbishop Alexander Sample of the Archdiocese of Oregon joins the Holy Father and bishops around the world for the international consecration. Archbishop Sample had asked Catholics across the Archdiocese of Portland to pray in …

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Priest says South Africa’s Jobs Bill restricting overseas employment stems from ‘xenophobia’

YAOUNDÈ, Cameroon — A jobs quota bill that would limit the number of foreign workers who can work in South Africa is being compared to apartheid by members of opposition parties. The National Labor Migration Policy and Employment Services Bill aims to meet, in the words of the government, the …

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Msgr. Boleslaus “Boli” Zientek Obituary

Msgr. Boleslas “Boli” Zientek The Reverend Bishop Boleslaus John Zientek, a Catholic priest in the Diocese of Austin for 30 years and the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston for another 33 years, died in Houston, Texas, on March 16, 2022, at the age of 87 . The son of the late John …

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Council of Clergy asks for donations from Ukraine – MyVeronaNJ

The Verona Council of Clergy (B’nai Shalom, Calvary Lutheran, First Presbyterian, Holy Spirit Episcopal, Islamic Center of Verona and Our Lady of the Lake) is hosting an Interfaith Unity Prayer Service for Peace this Sunday, March 27 at 5 p.m. at the Church of the Holy Spirit, 36 Gould Street. …

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Religious Abuse Poses ‘Systemic Questions’ for Church, Munich Cardinal Says

German Cardinal Reinhard Marx has admitted that confronting the legacy of clerical sexual abuse and its cover-up in the Catholic Church can only happen when “systemic questions” are posed to the institution and its hierarchy. Two months ago, a report commissioned by Cardinal Marx, as Archbishop of Munich and Freising, …

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Scouts reach settlement with Catholic committee in BSA bankruptcy

DOVER, Del. — A committee representing several Catholic entities in the Boy Scouts of America bankruptcy has reached a settlement with the BSA and withdraws its objections to its proposed plan of reorganization, attorneys told a judge Friday. The announcement came on the fifth day of a trial to determine …

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College of the Desert administrators question learning hotel; $400 gas discount?

Editor’s note: ICYMI is a recap of last week’s top headlines from The Desert Sun. This covers news for the week of March 14. On Friday, the College of the Desert Trustees asked why the planned Palm Springs campus should include a learning hotel, one asking why 60% of a …

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The status of the pandemic, in three graphs

The public debate about “herd immunity” often treats it as an on-off switch: when the United States achieves herd immunity, the crisis will be over; until then, the country has little immunity to Covid-19. But this is not true. Herd immunity is more like a dimmer switch. The more immunity …

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Provocative Priest Pulled Out of Ministry to Speak to Beloit | Wisconsin News

LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) — A defiant priest who was removed from his position at La Crosse last year is due to speak to Beloit this summer. The La Crosse Tribune reported Sunday that the Reverend James Altman will speak at the Coalition for Canceled Priests’ one-year anniversary event in …

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Holy Week tradition returns to Catholic churches after 3 years of pandemic absence

As omicron’s push wears off, the Catholic Church on Long Island is bringing back a cherished Holy Week ritual for the first time in three years after the pandemic shutdown. Live Good Friday street processions with hundreds of people marking the Stations of the Cross will take place in several …

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Behind the scenes at Derby Cathedral ahead of the annual recall challenge

Every year the Derbyshire-based charity Rainbows, which supports young people in the area with life-threatening and life-threatening illnesses, organizes a huge fundraising event and invites people to abseil down the side of one of Derby’s most famous buildings in a bid to raise as much money as possible. This year’s …

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Obituary: Joyce Elaine Sokolowski – The Claremont COURIER

Beloved grandmother, volunteer, Dodger fan, devout Catholic “It is with deep sadness and much love that we mourn the passing of Joyce Elaine Sokolowski, of Montclair, on February 17, 2022 at the age of 92,” her family wrote. “She will be lovingly remembered by her children, her sons David, his …

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Workshops, life experiences, help prepare seminarians for the realities of parish management

A nationwide shortage of Catholic clergy resulted in pastoral assignments for young priests. So St. Joseph’s Seminary and College, Dunwoodie, Yonkers, is offering a series of workshops to teach future priests, like these men shown in 2020, how to handle responsibilities such as parish finances and building maintenance. (Photo: Saint …

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Despite RBI Restrictions, Loan Apps Continue Their Dirty Instant Loan Games – Full Report!

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) had issued rules against extortion from fake lending app companies in June 2020. Later, a task force was also formed on the same subject whose draft report has been received but the final rule has not yet come. Despite this, the instant loan dirty …

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Germany-based spiritual group buys former West Elmira Catholic Church

WEST ELMIRA, NY (WETM) — A historic Elmira church that closed last fall has reportedly been purchased by another spiritual group who say the building is their first temple in America. Bhakti Marga, an organization that describes itself as a “spiritual movement and organization” focused on “developing a personal relationship …

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Grace Cathedral launches a new experience for visitors | Business and finance

SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–March 16, 2022– Today, Grace Cathedral happily reopens its doors to the public after closing exactly two years ago due to the pandemic. Today, Grace Cathedral joins great cathedrals around the world in providing an elevated visitor experience. The cathedral is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. …

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Live High and Free – The Newnan Times-Herald

The Newnan Times-Herald Newnan resident Lawrence W. Reed is Chairman Emeritus of the Foundation for Economic Education. His most recent book is “Was Jesus a Socialist?” He can be contacted at [email protected] If you follow world politics, you know that Emmanuel Macron is the President of France. Did you know …

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Mangaluru: Annual Sunday School Day celebration held at Guardian Angel Church, Angelore

Press release Mangaluru, March 15: The annual catechism day was celebrated in a meaningful way on Sunday, March 13, with the Eucharistic celebration at 9:30 a.m. Father William Menezes, parish priest, and Father Lawrence Cutinha, assistant to the parish priest, concelebrated the Holy Eucharist. In his homily, he emphasized …

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Prelacy mourns Reverend Papken Manuelian – Asbarez.com

Reverend Papken Manuelian Western Prelate Bishop Torkom Donoyan, Clergy, Religious and Executive Councils mourn the passing of Rev. Papken Manuelian, who died on Sunday March 6. The late Rev. Manuelian’s service to the Armenian Church spans more than four decades. He was born in 1934, in the village of Vakif …

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Angry, frustrated, likely to escalate war

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than two weeks into a war he expected to dominate in two days, Vladimir Putin is projecting anger, frustration at his military’s failures and a willingness to provoke further more violence and destruction in Ukraine, according to the assessment of US intelligence officials. In recent days, …

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Ex-Sudbury priest writes memoir on faith

Breadcrumb Links News Local News Rick Prashaw is launching a book in April at Twiggs Rick Prashaw Content of the article Former Sudbury priest Rick Prashaw has published a religious memoir full of stories from his childhood, church and other careers. Content of the article Titled Father Rick, Roamin’ Catholic, …

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Eastern Catholic Professionals in the United States and Canada Help Eastern Churches Abroad

CHICAGO — Abin Kuriakose was heading towards Mount St. Thomas in the southern Indian state of Kerala when he spotted a sign inconspicuously positioned near a small desk that piqued his curiosity. To find out more, he did what all curious millennials do: he Googled it. “And that’s how I …

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Latest Scheduling Apps in Mendip

BELOW are planning applications received by Mendip District Council for the week of February 28, 2022. For more details and to comment on applications, log on to publicaccess.mendip.gov.uk/online-applications. CHEDDAR 2022/0146/FUL: Conversion of an existing stable into a dwelling house. Land At 351855 157349 Green Lane Charterhouse Cheddar Somerset. SINCE 2022/0409/APP: …

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Catholic Diocese of Cleveland Bishop Edward C. Malesic to ‘bless’ anti-abortion event with Milo Yiannopoulos

The head of the Catholic Diocese of Cleveland, Ohio, distances himself from far-right agitator Milo Yiannopoulos after accepting an invitation to bless the crowd at an anti-abortion conference in suburban Cleveland with fallen Yiannopoulos disgrace following comments that seemed to endorse pederasty. Bishop Edward C. Malesic is scheduled to pray …

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Parish Priest Reflects on Blessings in Difficult Times | Local

MILTON — As this weekend marks the two-year anniversary of restrictions being put in place as the COVID-19 pandemic spread across the United States, Father John Hoke reflects on the blessings that have emerged through difficult times. “It’s been a cross,” Hoke, of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, said of the …

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Spanish Parliament Approves Independent Investigation into Catholic Church Sexual Abuse Cases – JURIST

The Spanish Parliament voted on Thursday by an overwhelming majority in favor of a proposal create an independent commission to investigate the Catholic Church’s alleged sexual abuse of minors. The Spanish mediator should chair the commission. The final vote count was 286 votes for, 51 votes against and 2 abstentions. …

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Digital loan apps that allow easy access to instant loans

The FinTech environment has grown in popularity in recent years, especially after the pandemic. The banking, money services and insurance (BFSI) industry in particular has exploded with digital lending services transforming the lending process and disbursement methods. Digital lending is booming as an effective alternative to traditional lending (by financial …

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Catholic archbishop accuses Ukrainian president of promoting ‘LGBTQ ideology’ / LGBTQ Nation

Photo: Screenshot, YouTube Italian Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, who once arranged a meeting between homophobic Kim Davis and the pope, is back on his chair of conspiracy theory. The former Vatican ambassador to the US reproduced ‘deep state’ and ‘new world order’ conspiracy theories in a 10,000+ word letter that …

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Bishop Solis celebrates Mass on Ash Wednesday

Friday, March 11, 2022 IC photo/Marie Mischel + Expand Bishop Oscar A. Solis celebrated Mass at Judge Memorial Catholic High School on March 2, which was Ash Wednesday, the start of Lent. Bishop Oscar A. Solis celebrated Mass at Judge Memorial Catholic High School on March 2, which was Ash …

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Four convicted in trial for murder of French priest by Islamic State

Four men have been convicted of terrorism for the murder of a Catholic priest in France in 2016. The suspects were found guilty of “terrorist conspiracy” in the attack, claimed by the so-called Islamic State (IS) group. The four men were sentenced to terms ranging from eight years to life …

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In a fractured Bosnia, Croats call for change

Published on: 09/03/2022 – 07:32Amended: 03/09/2022 – 07:30 Mostar (Bosnia and Herzegovina) (AFP) – In a deeply divided Bosnia, the country’s Croats have issued fresh calls for sweeping electoral reforms as well as threats of a potential boycott of upcoming polls, raising fears that a new period of instability awaits …

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Throughout history, Ukrainian Catholics have been a “Church of martyrs”

ROME — When news broke that Vladimir Putin had ordered Russian troops to invade Ukraine, Deacon Daniel Galadza was in Rome to attend a conference at the Vatican’s Congregation for the Oriental Churches. Six days before the war, on Friday, conference attendees were greeted by the Pope, who said he …

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Putin, his enablers and Russia must be punished – now

U.S. Representative Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-9) published an op-ed in the USA Today Network and New Jersey’s Bergen Record this weekend discussing the struggles of the Ukrainian people, stressing the need to help Ukraine and demanding heavy punishment for Vladimir Putin and the Russian economy. Representing one of the largest …

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Catholic leader shows support for Ukrainians at settlement church – CBS Dallas/Fort Worth

Strong to severe storms are possible later this evening as the cold front moves inWe are still watching for the possibility of strong to severe thunderstorms developing later in the evening. The line is expected to cross the Metroplex between 9 p.m. and midnight. 3 hours ago Catholic leader shows …

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Bristol Cathedral replaces male-only plaque in remembrance of first female priests | Anglicanism

A plaque marking the first ordained female priests in the Church of England is replaced this week as it only mentioned male clergy who performed the ceremony. Bristol Cathedral became the first Anglican church to ordain women priests on March 12, 1994 during a service for 32 women deacons. But …

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New Study Measures Economic Impact of Marymount University | news/arlington

A new study suggests that Marymount University injects $236 million per year into the local economy, directly and indirectly, and is responsible for a cumulative payroll of approximately $90 million. The study, released by the university, examines both the university’s direct impact on local economic conditions and indirect impacts, such …

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Young Catholics say they need church leaders to listen to them and involve them more

By Christina Lee Knauss, Catholic News Service Young Catholics in the United States are abandoning traditional patterns of learning and practicing their faith, and clergy, youth ministers and others will need to make drastic changes to their style of ministry if they want to. keep them engaged. That’s the gist …

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Walsh sets two major goals in the leadership of the Diocese of Gaylord

GAYLORD — Pope Francis last December appointed the Reverend Jeffrey J. Walsh, priest of the Diocese of Scranton, Pennsylvania, as Bishop of the Diocese of Gaylord. Walsh’s episcopal ordination and installation as the diocese’s sixth bishop will take place Friday in an invitation-only ceremony at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Gaylord. …

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There is nothing magical about Christianity | National Catholic Register

With the coming of Christ, we began to experience God’s healing touch, the medicine of divine mercy. “There is nothing magical about Christianity. There is no shortcut. Everything passes through the humble and patient logic of the grain of wheat which opens to give life, the logic of faith which …

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OKC Episcopal Clergy Take Ash Wednesday Ritual to the Streets

Motorists may have been curious when they saw two Episcopal priests waving and waving to passers-by on Wednesday on a busy street corner just outside of downtown Oklahoma City. Reverend Katie Churchwell and Reverend Paige Hanks took Christian Ash Wednesday observance outside the four walls of the church as part …

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How Ukraine Could Reshape How We Think About Christian Unity

(RNS) – In his 1992 book ‘The End of History and the Last Man’, political scientist Francis Fukuyama provocatively and hopefully suggested that authoritarian and collectivist political regimes were on the way out. The end of history did not mean that events would cease, of course, but rather that we …

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The world stands with Ukraine | Editorials

Not since 9/11 has unprovoked hostility been so clearly defined as good versus evil. The Russian invasion of Ukraine has, if nothing else, avoided the usual quirks of who started what or who is the victim and who is the aggressor. On one side is Ukraine, a sovereign nation. the …

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Why Instant Loans Are Catching Fire With Fraudsters

Buyers now have endless options when it comes to credit. BNPL has grown rapidly in recent years and fraudsters are looking to exploit it Many are drawn to the flexibility of buy now, pay later (BNPL) services, which have exploded in popularity during the pandemic. More than 17 million UK …

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I went to a Ukrainian Catholic church to pray a rosary for peace. I did not expect to find supportive Muslims there.

I don’t have time to go to the rosary of the Church for Peace in Ukraine, but I’m going anyway. I have to do something, even if I have the impression that my small gesture will be useless. So I drive our minibus to the Ukrainian Catholic Church a few …

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Catholic Church fish fries are back in full force this season

ST. CLOUD — After two years of COVID restrictions, it looks like the Catholic Church’s annual fish fry tradition is back in the Diocese of St. Cloud. In 2021, the Catholic Diocese of St. Cloud required that all fish fries in churches be take-out or drive-in only. The year before, …

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Head of Russia-aligned Ukrainian Orthodox Church joins opposition to Putin’s invasion

Metropolitan Onufriy, head of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church – Moscow Patriarchate, an Eastern Orthodox body aligned with Russian Orthodox leaders, ordered his clergy in the beleaguered nation to pray for Russia’s defeat on Sunday. Metropolitan Onufriy’s prayer text declared his opposition to the invasion. “Let us pray that peace and …

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A Ukrainian priest is proof of the determination of his people

The Ukrainian Orthodox Church has proven and continues to prove that it is a bulwark of freedom and faith even as the ruthless Vladimir Putin destroys lives, families and the religious traditions of the Ukrainian people. One of the quiet heroes of this resistance is a dear friend of mine …

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Milwaukee Ukrainian Community Holds Anti-War Protest in Ukraine After Sunday Mass

MILWAUKEE, (CBS 58) — Members of Milwaukee’s Ukrainian community gathered for church the morning of Feb. 27, ahead of an anti-war protest at the sunburst sculpture on Wisconsin Ave in Milwaukee from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. for the first time since their home country was attacked by Russia. Prior …

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The King William’s College quiz 2021 – the answers | Quizzes and quizzes

PPupils at King William’s College on the Isle of Man have been tormented by its annual general knowledge quiz since 1905. Until 1999 the quiz was compulsory, but today it is sent to pupils’ families to answer during the holidays (and yes, you can Google). How did you do in …

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Kosovo precedent still haunts NATO

In his February 22, 2022 televised address to the nation on the growing crisis in Ukraine, President Joe Biden expressed outrage at Russia’s actions. The day before, the government of Vladimir Putin had recognized two secessionist regions of Ukraine, Donetsk and Lugansk, as independent states. He also announced the deployment …

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Priest Discovers Kentucky Parish Has Ties To Father Augustus Tolton

RHODELIA, Kentucky – On a wintry January day at Old St. Therese Cemetery in rural Meade County, Kentucky, Janice Mulligan laid a simple wreath of magnolia leaves at the grave of Matilda Hurd, a woman who died as a slave and whose grandson is now a saint in the making. …

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St. Petersburg Church Holds Prayer Vigil for Ukraine

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Epiphany of Our Lord Ukrainian Catholic Church held a prayer vigil Friday night as members gathered to pray for peace and protection. “We are fighting for freedom, democracy and our homeland,” said Father Bohdan Barytskyy. He told 8 On Your Side that it’s hard to …

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Yes, Darth Vader looms over Washington’s National Cathedral

The gargoyles date from the 13th century when they began to adorn Gothic churches. Their counterparts, less functional but no less formidable grotesques, trace their origins even further back, to ancient Rome. But a menacing face that towers over Washington’s National Cathedral has a much more recent history. At least …

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“We must have peace in Ukraine”

UKRAINIAN VILLAGE – Hundreds of people gathered in the Ukrainian Village on Thursday to support Ukraine’s sovereignty and call for a stronger response from Western governments against the ongoing Russian invasion. Holding Ukrainian flags and signs reading “Stop Putin” and “Stop the war,” protesters chanted “US supports Ukraine” and sang …

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Ukrainian priest in Edinburgh: West must do more than sanction banks

The Western world must provide “rapid reaction, not just banking interventions” against Russia after its invasion of Ukraine, a priest from a Ukrainian church in Edinburgh has said. Father Vasyl Kren, of Our Lady of Pochayiv Ukrainian Catholic Church in the Scottish capital, said the community was “very sad and …

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Serbia will denounce Russia if Zelenskiy condemns NATO bombings in 1999 – EURACTIV.com

The Capitals brings you the latest news from across Europe, thanks to on-the-ground reporting by EURACTIV’s media network. You can subscribe to the newsletter here. Before you start reading today’s edition of Capitals, be sure to take a look at the article First batch of EU sanctions against Russia targeting …

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A Priest Finds Inspiration to Preach in Corita Kent’s Vibrant Screen Prints

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Sulpician Father Dominic Ciriaco finds inspiration for preaching in the vibrant silkscreen prints of artist Corita Kent, who created the art as a nun and later as a former nun. And he hopes the seminarians he leads as rector of Theological College in Washington will also be …

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Strategies for places of worship | National Catholic Registry

Over the past decade, Catholic churches and other places of worship have given serious consideration to how they would respond to “active shooter” attacks on their campuses, but the greater prevalence of other types of issues underscores the need to create a broader culture of prevention, safety experts say. A …

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Come to Me: Healing Day draws crowds to Southwark Cathedral

Deacon Neil with the Blessed Sacrament at a healing event. Photo by Emily Newton. Neither the COVID scare nor the havoc on the rail system last Saturday (February 19) stopped people from attending the day of healing at St George’s Cathedral organized by the Charismatic Diocesan Communion Service of Southwark …

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The human cost of Indonesia’s new capital

Two key factors prompted the Indonesian government to relocate the country’s capital to Kalimantan in Borneo. The first is to promote an equitable distribution of wealth between the privileged western and disadvantaged eastern parts of Indonesia. Wide social and economic gaps were the result of decades of centralized governance that …

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Vatican statistics show global imbalance in ratio of Catholics to priests

A priest accepts offerings during mass at the Sainte-Thérèse de l’Enfant-Jésus Catholic Church in Yaoundé, Cameroon. The Vatican Church’s Central Statistics Office says the world’s Catholic population has reached 1.36 billion, with the greatest percentage growth in Africa and Asia. (Photo SNC by Saabi, Galbe.Com) By Cindy Wood VATICAN CITY …

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The magnificent stained glass windows of Birmingham Cathedral to be seen in a new light

It’s so easy to walk past Birmingham Cathedral, but it’s open every day and inside there are plenty of surprises. Chief among them, the breathtaking beauty of the stained glass windows by Sir Edward Burne-Jones, a locally born Pre-Raphaelite artist on Bennetts Hill just opposite what is now a JD …

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Some Erie County schools are dropping COVID-19 face mask mandates

Face mask mandates, one of Erie County’s latest COVID-19 mitigation requirements, have fallen out of favor. Nine county school districts and systems, and three individual schools, have ended their terms or will complete them by Feb. 28. At least two other districts, the Township of Millcreek and the Wattsburg area, …

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Call for life: Bittel celebrates 40 years as a priest | Characteristics

Reverend Pat Bittel knew in elementary school that he wanted to enter the priesthood. Bittel, who graduated from Owensboro Catholic High School in 1971, said it was in his childhood parish, St. John Paul, that he began what would become a lifelong ministry. “I started serving Mass in sophomore grade …

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Suspect wanted after donation box stolen from St. Denis Catholic Church in Haverford Township, PA

HAVERFORD TWP., Pa. (WPVI) — Haverford Township police are investigating after a robbery was caught on CCTV at a church Thursday afternoon. Police say they are looking for a suspicious young man who was seen on video stealing the donation box from St. Denis Catholic Church around 1.45pm. “Right away, …

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The priest who gave life to save a teenager among the Spanish martyrs will be beatified

ROME — A priest who replaced a 15-year-old boy he believed was going to be executed during Spain’s bloody civil war will be among a group of 16 priests, seminarians and lay people to be beatified in Granada, Spain. The mass and the beatification of the martyrs, including Father José …

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Florida unemployment claims remain at pre-pandemic levels – CBS Miami

TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NSF) – Florida continues to see unemployment claims for the first time at a rate similar to before the COVID-19 pandemic hit the state’s economy. The US Department of Labor released a report Thursday that estimates 5,734 new unemployment claims were filed in Florida last week. READ MORE: A …

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Cardinal Ouellet: Priests who do not support Francis should ask, “What am I doing here?

Cardinal Marc Ouellet, prefect of the Congregation for Bishops, walks in St. Peter’s Square after attending the opening session of the meeting on the protection of minors in the church at the Vatican on February 21, 2019. (CNS /Paul Haring) Rome- When Canadian Cardinal Marc Ouellet was first appointed in …

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Spain Proposes Commission to Investigate Catholic Church Abuses – World Peace Organization

Last Monday, the Spanish Socialist Party proposed a plan to investigate child sexual abuse within the Catholic Church. The prime minister has instructed the ombudsman to compile interviews with victims, clergy, experts, historians and members of the judiciary to conduct a thorough investigation into the growing number of cases of …

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The diocese holds an annual wedding celebration

Friday, February 18, 2022 IC photo/Marie Mischel Picture 1 of 2 Mike and Laura Richards exchange the sign of peace during Mass for the Celebration and Enrichment of the Diocesan Marriage, which took place Feb. 11 at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. By Marie Mischel Intermountain Catholic HOLLADAY — …

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Paytm offering up to Rs 5-Lakh collateral-free instant loans; Here’s how to apply

Paytm, India’s leading digital payments and financial services company, is offering collateral-free instant loans of up to Rs 5 lakh to small traders in conjunction with regular commercial banks and NBFCs. The loans are available at a low interest rate and come with a unique daily EMI option, Mint reported. …

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