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Blessed Lolo: The First, and So Far Only, Journalist to be Beatified

“Illness was the cause of his sanctification; suffering was his chair.”

By K.V. Turley

02 Jul 2020
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Benedict XVI’s brother Georg Ratzinger has died

Benedict XVI’s older brother Georg Ratzinger died Wednesday, just a little more than one week after the pope emeritus' visit.

02 Jul 2020
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Analysis: As Archbishop Viganò denounces Vatican II, the Vatican is not speaking

When Archbishop Carlo Viganò made headlines in August 2018, it was for a sweeping open letter that accused Church officials of complicity and cover-up in the scandal surrounding sexual abuser Theodore McCarrick.

02 Jul 2020
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Santiago de Compostela Cathedral reopens to pilgrims

Pilgrims can walk the Camino de Santiago once again as the pilgrimage’s destination, the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, reopened its doors Wednesday.

02 Jul 2020
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Sex, Nonsense and Shakespeare

Any attempt to mold Shakespeare into the image of “our own deplorable epoch” is ridiculously absurd.

02 Jul 2020
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St. Junípero Serra is a Great American Hero

“Everything he did, from the time he was a boy, was to promote the Catholic Church.”

By Jim Graves

02 Jul 2020
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The Blood of St. Oliver Plunkett is the Seed of the Church in Ireland

Irish Catholics will increasingly need the courage, wisdom and perseverance of martyrs like St. Oliver Plunkett to spread the faith in a society hostile to the Gospel.

By Tracey Harkin

02 Jul 2020
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Josemaría Escrivá, Saint of the Ordinary

Forty-five years after his death, the founder of Opus Dei, whose lay-oriented personal prelature anticipated the work of Vatican II, remains a very timely model of holiness for all generations.

02 Jul 2020
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Cardinal Zen: 'No confidence' in HK religious freedom after new security law

Cardinal Joseph Zen, the bishop emeritus of Hong Kong, has warned that new security laws in the province could lead to a clamp down on religious freedom. 

01 Jul 2020
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Vatican's communications head urges Catholic journalists to build unity

The head of the Vatican’s communications office told Catholic journalists on Tuesday that Catholic media should focus on promoting unity within the Church, especially amid the global coronavirus pandemic.

01 Jul 2020
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Pell: Church’s mission ‘no justification’ for financial inefficiency or corruption

Cardinal George Pell has said that the Church’s spiritual mission is no excuse for bad management, and that financial corruption can pose a greater risk to clergy than sexual misconduct.

01 Jul 2020
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6,666 abortions performed in Ireland last year after repeal of pro-life law

A total of 6,666 abortions were performed in Ireland in the first year following the repeal of the country’s pro-life Eighth Amendment, according to official figures released Tuesday.

01 Jul 2020