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Peter Jesserer Smith
NEWS ANALYSIS: A new report from Aid to the Church in Need makes clear Christians need to see fundamental changes now to start thriving and to stem their continuing departure from their homeland.
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Sister Grace Candiru
Orders are taking to the airwaves and engaging in hands-on aid to stop the spread of the virus.
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Victor Gaetan
NEWS ANALYSIS: When Turkey’s president announced the historic church would revert to a mosque, he effectively declared an end to modern Turkey’s identity.
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Solène Tadié
The monastic grange project at the Abbaye Sainte-Marie of Boulaur has aroused a wave of enthusiasm in the country and is already inspiring other monasteries in Europe.
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Solène Tadié
While pandemic constraints still prevent many Catholics from traveling, the chaplains of the Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes are launching a virtual event to spiritually gather the faithful.
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Edward Pentin
‘We fear we’re at the end of the road,’ Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun, bishop emeritus of Hong Kong, told the Register.
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Edward Pentin
The presidential directive, signed on June 2, prioritizes international religious freedom in foreign policy and overseas government aid projects, among other things.
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Judy Roberts
Stay-at-home orders and other restrictions intended to prevent or slow the spread of the coronavirus have struck many Catholic apostolates at the heart of what they do, whether it is performing corporal acts of mercy or engaging in evangelism.
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Michele Chabin
Christian leaders announced May 26 that the Church of the Holy Sepulcher and the Basilica of the Nativity in Bethlehem would once again welcome the public, with some restrictions.
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Solène Tadié
Christian Chenay, France’s oldest doctor, is still providing medical assistance to a local community of missionaries, whom he has served as a doctor for 50-plus years.
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Lauretta Brown
In one instance, 46 babies purchased by people from the U.S., Italy, Spain and elsewhere born through surrogacy are stranded in a Ukraine hotel-turned-hospital, as the country has closed its borders because of the pandemic.
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Edward Pentin
ANALYSIS: The recent death of Fra’ Giacomo Dalla Torre del Tempio di Sanguinetto has reignited internal discussion on the way forward.
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Lauretta Brown
Critics say the U.N. agencies are using this medical and humanitarian crisis as a pretext for pushing the abortion lobby’s international agendas.
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John M. Grondelski
A longtime friend reflects on the saint’s impact.
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Solène Tadié
The vibrant tributes that the widow of Servant of God Jérôme Lejeune has received from the Catholic community worldwide, since her May 6 death, attest to the impact of her decades of work in defense of life.
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Solène Tadié
The French government has decided to maintain suspension of public Masses during Phase 2 of the pandemic, despite an intense outcry from the clergy and the faithful.
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K.V. Turley
Present at Carfin is the ‘spirit of Lourdes’: healing through prayer.
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K.V. Turley
Bishop John Keenan: ‘Love of Mass, devotion to the Eucharist and a sense of the sacraments and feasts are undergoing surprising renewal.’
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Peter Jesserer Smith
In a defining mission for the priesthood, younger priests backed by their bishops are giving comfort to those in need amid the pandemic.
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K.V. Turley
As his tenure ends, the shrine’s rector reflects on momentous events.
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Michele Chabin
Local Christians celebrate at home, entering into a deep spirituality focused on hope.
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Edward Pentin
Observers say that the unanimous ruling by the country’s highest court constitutes a scathing indictment of the fundamentally unjust proceedings that led to the cardinal’s wrongful conviction and imprisonment.
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Edward Pentin
Critics argue that the latest policies, which mandate that citizens can only visit a church if they have another state-authorized reason to venture outside, are an unnecessary constitutional overreach.
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Xavier Bisits
COMMENTARY: Part II — Iraq’s largest Catholic town is fully encircled by an Iran-backed militia. In the context of worsening U.S.-Iran relations, some locals are afraid Iran’s impact on their lives will worsen.
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Xavier Bisits
COMMENTARY: PART I — Iraq’s mostly Catholic Christian population declined from 5% to 0.2% between 2003 and 2019. Today, after 17 years of church bombings, targeted assassinations, kidnapping and displacement, the Christian population in Iraq likely stands at 120,000.
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Celeste McGovern
Babies unable to get emergency surgeries, services to women in labor shrinking, and a hospital in dire need of donations.
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Edward Pentin
The cardinal told the Register that ‘it’s useless to fight now’ and urged a tactical retreat.
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K.V. Turley
Rededicating England to Our Lady of Walsingham comes amid pandemic.
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Edward Pentin
Cardinal Robert Sarah stressed that, despite whatever restrictions that might be in place, “nobody, absolutely nobody, can prevent you from turning to God and asking for his help at this time of great trial.”
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Solène Tadié
Msgr. Olivier Ribadeau Dumas, rector of the Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes, reminds that prayer is the most powerful and genuine way of gathering people.