The world : Results of the 2014 Rosary Crusade

4-07-2014  
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The Rosary crusade that ended on June 8, 2014, on the Feast of Pentecost, made it possible to collect pledges of more than six million rosaries, instead of the five million requested (see DICI no. 287 dated December 20, 2013).  Here is the breakdown of the results by country, as of July 4;  these statistics […]

Forte… ma non troppo

4-07-2014  
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Abp. Bruno Forte, special secretary of the Synod on the Family, presented to the media on June 26 the working document that will guide the bishops’ proceedings next October.  After the protests in response to the lecture by Cardinal Walter Kasper on the divorced-and-remarried during the Consistory on February 20 (see DICI no. 296 dated […]

Iraq: Islamic Militias Take Over the North of the Country

4-07-2014  
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On July 10, 2014, the militias of the “Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant” (ISIL), a jihadist Sunni formation that is striking in Iraq and Syria, took Mosul, Iraq’s second largest city, along with a large part of the province of Ninawa in the north of the country. The Vatican agency Fides announced on […]

Europe : Euthanasia Laws Broadened

4-07-2014  
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Paul Rutten, author of an article published on June 30, 2014, on Correspondance européenne’s website, invites us to consider how the “derivatives” of the euthanasia laws are spreading in Europe, “the latest fashion being to make things easier for psychiatric patients, those who suffer from depression, and those who are ‘tired of living’. The Netherlands, […]

France: The European Court suspends the decision of the Council of State to cause the death of V. Lambert

4-07-2014  
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The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) on June 24, 2014, urgently called for life-sustaining treatment for Vincent Lambert, a 39-year-old man who has been quadriplegic for six years as a result of a traffic accident.  On that same day, however, the Council of State, the highest French administrative court, ruled in favor of his […]

Pope Francis did not follow the Corpus Christi procession

4-07-2014  
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On Thursday, June 19, the Feast of Corpus Christi, at the conclusion of the Mass celebrated at the Basilica of Saint John Lateran, Pope Francis decided not to follow the procession with the Blessed Sacrament that ended at the Basilica of Saint Mary Major.  Usually the Pope, in an open vehicle, precedes the faithful who […]

France: Exposition on “The Treasure of Naples: the Jewels of San Gennaro”

4-07-2014  
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For the first time, the Treasure of San Gennaro (St. Januarius) has left Italy to be presented in an exceptional exposition at the Maillol Museum, where the most important masterpieces created and accumulated over the centuries are displayed in Paris. Between 1526 and 1527, the city of Naples suffered two scourges: war and the plague. […]

Reactions to the Israeli-Palestinian prayer in the Vatican Gardens

4-07-2014  
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The June issue of Pagine Ebraiche, the monthly magazine of the Italian community in Italy, reports the words of the chief rabbi of Rome, Riccardo Di Segni, sharing his perplexity with regard to the prayer for peace organized by the Pope on Pentecost Sunday, June 8, 2014, with the Israeli Shimon Peres (on the right […]

Being together to pray separately?

6-06-2014  
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During his recent journey to the Holy Land, Pope Francis invited Shimon Peres, President of the State of Israel, and Mahmoud Abbas, President of the Palestinian Authority, to come to the Vatican to “send up” with him “a mighty prayer, appealing to God for the gift of peace.”  This interreligious meeting will take place this […]

United States: Black Mass at Harvard canceled

6-06-2014  
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Prestigious Harvard University on the East Coast of the United States had authorized an re-enactment of a satanic ritual on its property on May 12, 2014, until it was canceled as a result of pressure from Catholics. The sacrilegious ceremony was planned by an association of students on the university campus, The Harvard Extension Cultural […]

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