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Pope Francis has urged Catholics to use the season of Lent to spend less time immersed in the chatter and noise of the world through television and their phones,..
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Lent does something that Carnival, and our world, never can – it purifies us for the deepest gladness

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Down's syndrome campaigners are calling for a change to the 1967 Abortion Act to prevent termination after 24 weeks for all non-fatal disabilities

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California Attorney General Xavier Becerra has said the state will not back down from its ban on health insurance plans that exclude abortion, even after federal..
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Australia's High Court has released the full set of submissions for Cardinal Pell's final appeal

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Archbishop Socrates Villegas of Lingayen-Dagupan has asked Catholics not to clap in church, either during or after Mass

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Hispanics are more likely to attend weekly Mass and far less likely to support President Trump than other US Catholics

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I recently watched a friend die. In hospital, receiving palliative care, his life had been mainly one of poor choices and emotional chaos. A Catholic, he had..
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It will soon be Lent and I have been reading Characters of the Passion by the late Fulton J Sheen, first published in 1947 and now reissued by Angelico Press...
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Several Catholic dioceses in northern Italy have suspended Mass and other activities this week to help contain the spread of COVID-19, the respiratory disease..
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The Archbishop of Denver offered his impressions of a February 10 meeting between some U.S. bishops and Pope Francis, at which the bishops’ discussion with the..
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There is an urgent need for personal conversion, without which the temptations of Satan, and the presence of evil, create a “hell here on earth,” Pope..
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The Vatican announced Saturday the approval of a miracle attributed to the intercession of Venerable Carlo Acutis, an Italian teenager and computer programmer,..
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The Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston released information regarding its financial position on Friday, following an external audit of diocesan books for the fiscal..
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L’Arche International published the results Saturday of an independent investigation detailing sexual misconduct by its founder Jean Vanier with six women..
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Archbishop John Wester of Santa Fe has offered his recollections of a meeting between Pope Francis and the American Southwest, especially as regards a discussion..
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Pope Francis “initiated and approved” last week’s Holy See-China meeting, reports the South China Morning Post. Nelson Pérez has been installed as the new..
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Those who dreaded the publication of the Holy Father’s response to the Amazon Synod will be able to breathe a sigh of relief, on one count at least. In the..
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I recently visited Turkana in north-west Kenya, a journey which involves a long drive through arid and seemingly inhospitable desert. Here, in one of the..
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The Nigerian priest who was abducted by gunmen last week has been freed

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Al-Tahera Syriac Catholic church, in the old city of Mosul, was severely damaged after ISIS invaded the city in June of 2014

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Bishop Joseph Zhu Baoyu is one of the oldest coronavirus patients to have recovered

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The hope of Christ is far more profound than hope as the world defines it, Archbishop Nelson Perez said during his homily at his installation Mass as Archbishop..
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Hearts hardened by ideology, selfishness and arrogance leave no room for God, Pope Francis said. “The Lord only goes in hearts that are like his heart,” that..
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A meek Christian is not weak, but defends his faith and controls his temper, Pope Francis said

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Don’t turn confessors into state agents SIR – Stephen Spear (Letter, February 7) should reflect on the complementary paramountcy of short-term prevention of..
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Domestic abuse is an odious crime which certainly calls for investigation and redress. However, there’s an aspect of this form of assault which our politically..
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Four hundred and fifty years ago, on February 25, 1570, Pope St Pius V issued the bull Regnans in Excelsis excommunicating Elizabeth I, Queen of England. He did..
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During Lent, the Church unites herself “to the mystery of Jesus in the desert” and Catholics have a duty to pray, fast and give alms. Prayer, the first of..
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Islamic Empires By Justin Marozzi Allen Lane, 464pp, £25/$35 To cover 15 cities across 15 centuries might seem a daunting challenge for most authors. But the..
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Lent: there is an interesting word. It seems to come from the Old English word lencten, meaning “springtime or spring”. There’s also a connection with the..
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Ordinary Form Divine Office Week III Sunday, February 23: The Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time Lv 19:1-2, 17-18; Ps 103; 1 Cor 3:16-23; Mt 5:38-48 Monday,..
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Since February 1, couples in Hungary have been able to undergo in vitro fertilisation free of charge. Viktor Orbán’s government has brought six formerly..
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In one of his Lenten sermons, St Augustine extolled the importance of frugality. To avoid food all day and then eat a plate of delicacies is not fasting; eat in..
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Pope Francis took the time to personally bless an icon of Our Lady of Walsingham last week. The painting was commissioned by Mgr John Armitage, rector of the..
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The spring plenary of the German bishops’ conference (DBK), which is taking place at the start of March, will be more eventful than expected. In a surprise..
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Paul Moore Jr (1919-2003) was born into an extremely wealthy and historic clan. (Clement Moore, author of the poem “The Night Before Christmas” and a leading..
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Some years ago, my friend Mgr Francis Mannion wrote an article concerning the three essential features of the Eucharistic liturgy – namely, the priest, the..
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Since little by the French Catholic author Charles Du Bos (1882-1939) has been translated, and nothing is in print today, fleeting descriptions of him by English..
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America’s Teilhard By Susan Kassman Sack CUA Press, 324pp, £38.50/$34.95 Sixty years can be a short time in theology. These days, the French Jesuit writer..
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Apparently there is a television show on Netflix called Sex Education. According to the BBC, it was reportedly watched by 40 million households in the first few..
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Germany’s “Synodal Path” went seriously off course last week. On Tuesday, February 11, Cardinal Reinhard Marx said he would be stepping down as chairman of..
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Sanditon, now airing on PBS and available on DVD in Britain, is based on Jane Austen’s unfinished novel of 1816-1817. “Unfinished” creates the impression..
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Germany’s Christian Democratic Union (CDU) has plunged into chaos, with Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer (AKK) suddenly resigning as party leader and announcing she..
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Last week brought us the much-anticipated “post-synodal apostolic exhortation”. Is there any less lovely combination of words on the Vatican beat? This one..
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Seventh Sunday of the Year Lv 19:1-2, 17-18; 1 Cor 3:16-23; Mt 5:38-48 (Year A) “Be holy, for I, the Lord your God, am holy. You must not bear hatred..
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