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Irish bishops express concern over constitutional amendments on family

2 hours 12 min ago

Commenting on the upcoming referendums on Family and Care, the Irish bishops say that the proposed constitutional amendments diminish the “unique” importance of the relationship between marriage and family, and stress that he role of mothers should continue to be cherished in the Constitution.

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Fiducia Supplicans: Non-liturgical blessings, and Pope Benedict's distinction

3 hours 4 min ago

An Instruction published in 2000 by the then-Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith distinguished between rituals inserted into liturgical books and pastoral or spontaneous prayers. The same criterion is now being used to admit the possibility of blessing irregular couples.

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Online course on women and synodality launched

5 hours 29 min ago

The World Union of Catholic Women's Organizations (WUCWO) launches a new series of webinars on "The mission of women in the synodal Church".

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Niwano Peace Prize goes to Palestinian-American peacebuilder

9 hours 34 min ago

The Niwano Peace Foundation selects Palestinian-American Professor Mohammed Abu-Nimer as the recipient of the 41st Niwano Peace Prize in recognition of his lifelong commitment to peace and interfaith dialogue.

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Malawi’s Catholic Bishops criticise the Government for poor governance.

Mon, 02/26/2024 - 14:15

The Catholic Bishops assert that under the current government of President Lazarus Chakwera, the country is witnessing a “glaring failure of leadership.”

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Pope condemns bloodshed in Burkina Faso and calls for peace

Mon, 02/26/2024 - 13:48

Pope Francis mourns those killed in terrorist attacks on a Church and on a Mosque in Burkina Faso and calls for respect for places of worship and the promotion of the values of peace.

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Guterres: Human rights are fundamental for world peace

Mon, 02/26/2024 - 10:31

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warns that the world is becoming “less safe by the day” and calls for governments to work for “peace and security rooted in human rights.”

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Israeli army delivers plan for Gaza's Rafah

Mon, 02/26/2024 - 09:57

The Israeli government says the military has presented the war cabinet with a plan for the evacuation of Palestinian civilians from combat zones in Gaza.

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Archbsihop Fisichella presides Mass at first international shrine in the Philippines

Mon, 02/26/2024 - 09:50

The Pro-Prefect of the Vatican’s Dicastery for Evangelization presides over a Mass of Thanksgiving at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage, in Antipolo City, recently declared the first international shrine in the Philippines.

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Burkina Faso: 15 persons killed in ferocious attack on Catholic Church.

Mon, 02/26/2024 - 07:57

According to the Church news service, Agenzia Fides, a small residual Catholic community gathered for a Sunday Prayer Service, under the direction of a Catechist were victim of a ferocious jihadist attack on Sunday, 25 February, in Essakane, a village 45 km from Dori, in the Sahel region of north-eastern Burkina Faso.

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15 Catholics reported killed in terrorist attack in Burkina Faso

Mon, 02/26/2024 - 07:14

The Catholic Diocese of Dori confirms that 15 parishioners were killed on Sunday during a terrorist attack in Essakane village and two others injured, as jihadist groups linked to al-Qaida and the so-called Islamic State (IS) continue to extend their range of action in the vast Sahel region.

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Sri Lanka: A nation’s quest for dignity and future

Mon, 02/26/2024 - 06:17

The first episode of a journey visiting the Development Centers coordinated by MAGIS (Movement and Action of Jesuits Together for Development) to support the poorest and most exploited segments of Sri Lanka’s population.

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Italy migrant tragedy anniversary reveals horrors migrants still face

Mon, 02/26/2024 - 04:35

One year after the shipwreck off the shores of Cutro in southern Italy, in which nearly 100 men, women and children drowned, migrants seeking safety and reception in Italy, still face closed ports, mistreatment, and evermore precarious conditions.

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As mild flu-like symptoms persist, Pope cancels Monday audiences as a precaution

Mon, 02/26/2024 - 02:29

The Holy See Press Office confirms to accredited journalists that Pope Francis has no fever, but, while still experiencing mild flu-like symptoms, has cancelled his Monday audiences as a precaution.

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Children endure dire existence in Gaza

Sun, 02/25/2024 - 07:46

Since the start of the conflict in Gaza, thousands of children have been exposed to distressing events and trauma, marked by extensive destruction and displacement.

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Pope pleads for just and lasting peace in Ukraine

Sun, 02/25/2024 - 06:03

Pope Francis notes the anniversary of the beginning of the large-scale war in Ukraine, and pleads for a diplomatic solution aimed at “a just and lasting peace.”

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Pope at Angelus: Let's open ourselves to the light of Jesus!

Sun, 02/25/2024 - 05:13

During his weekly Sunday Angelus, Pope Francis offers the faithful a 'good Lenten resolution', inviting them to open themselves to the light of Jesus and to never let anything divert their glance from it.

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Lord’s Day Reflection: ‘From desert to mountain’

Sun, 02/25/2024 - 04:19

As the Church marks the Second Sunday of Lent, Fr. Edmund Power, OSB, offers his thoughts on the day’s liturgical readings under the theme: “From desert to mountain”.

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Western leaders in Kyiv for 2nd anniversary of Russian invasion

Sat, 02/24/2024 - 16:17

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy hosted Western leaders in Kyiv on Saturday to mark the second anniversary of Russia's full-scale invasion of the country.

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Reports of progress in Gaza truce talks

Sat, 02/24/2024 - 16:08

An Israeli official has said that talks in France over a ceasefire in the Israel-Hamas conflict were productive.

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