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Analysis: Vatican finances and Cardinal Parolin’s crisis of credibility

On Saturday, the ongoing saga of Vatican financial scandal – or reform, if you prefer – continued with the approval of several new changes to Vatican City law on transparency and economic oversight.

13 Oct 2020
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Irish state schools to phase out Catholic symbols, mandatory Masses

More than 200 state-run secondary schools in the Republic of Ireland will begin to phase out historical Catholic symbols and mandatory Masses, Irish sources have reported.

13 Oct 2020
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Archdiocese prepares beatification cause of anti-Nazi White Rose member

A German archdiocese said Monday that it is preparing to open the beatification cause of a member of the White Rose anti-Nazi resistance group.

13 Oct 2020
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Urgent Times Call for Global Children’s Eucharistic Rosary from EWTN

Children, Parents and Teachers: Join the Global Children’s Eucharistic Holy Hour Our Lady of the Angels Chapel in Irondale on Tuesday, Oct. 13.

By Joseph Pronechen 

13 Oct 2020
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Totalitarianism’s Toll, as Told By the People Who Lived It

Rod Dreher’s latest book, ‘Live Not by Lies,’ chronicles worrisome changes in U.S. politics and culture.

By Joan Frawley Desmond 

 

LIVE NOT BY LIES

A Manual for Christian Dissidents 

By Rod Dreher

Sentinel,  2020

13 Oct 2020
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Barrett hearings day 1: Healthcare and anti-Catholicism take center stage

As Senate Democrats on Monday focused on how Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett could rule on the Affordable Care Act, some comments drew criticism for apparent anti-Catholic bigotry.

13 Oct 2020
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Pope Francis: revisit the ‘Divine Comedy’ in Dante’s anniversary year

Pope Francis said Saturday that the 700th anniversary of the death of Dante Alighieri should inspire people to rediscover the Italian poet’s “Divine Comedy.”

13 Oct 2020
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Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s Hearings Will Display Her Intellect, Personal History and Judicial Philosophy

The Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearings are set to begin Oct. 12 with the Supreme Court Nominee's opening statements then two days of questioning.

By Andrea Picciotti-Bayer 

13 Oct 2020
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Warships and Verities
The Chaplain of the Fleet (L) and the Archbishop of Canterbury, William Temple (R) process with a crucifer for an Anglican service on the quarterdeck of HMS King George V at Scapa Flow, in the Orkney Islands, Scotland, during World War II.
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Pope Francis meets with Cardinal Pell at the Vatican

Former Vatican finance czar Cardinal George Pell met with Pope Francis in a private audience at the Vatican Monday.

The Holy See press office said that the audience took place Oct. 12, but gave no further details.

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Four Vatican Swiss Guards test positive for the coronavirus

The Vatican confirmed Monday that four Swiss Guards have tested positive for the coronavirus.

12 Oct 2020
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The Wanderer Sings the Blues

Rock ‘n’ roll legend Dion chats about music and faith.

By K.V. Turley

Few rock stars are known by a single moniker. 

One of them is Dion

12 Oct 2020