From denial to challenge

10-07-2015  
Filed under News, The Church in the world

This year there were only 68 ordinations of diocesan priests throughout all of France and 52 ordinations of religious for a total of 120 new priests. It is predicted that there will be only 6000 priests in France in 5 years as compared to 15,000 today, because 10,000 of them are over 65 years of […]

France: A magazine dedicated to Pope Francis

10-07-2015  
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After Italy and Germany, Pope Francis has now made the front cover of a French magazine entirely dedicated to him. Since June 23, 2015, Notre Pape François (Our Pope Francis) has been available in the newspaper stands for 4.90€. Also sold in Switzerland and Canada, this French version of Il mio papa launched in March […]

United Kingdom: Hospital seeks to turn its chapel into a mosque

10-07-2015  
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The chaplaincy of the General Hospital in Manchester (Western England) wishes to transform its chapel, which was used for Catholic worship for 15 years, into a mosque. According to British paper the Catholic Herald of June 29, 2015, the plan is also to provide a place of worship for Protestants, Jews and even “a room […]

France: Drop in the number of ordinations this year

10-07-2015  
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Le Figaro of July 7, 2015, indicates that “the number of priests ordained in France has never been so low.” Indeed, the French bishops’ conference announced 68 ordinations of diocesan priests in 2015, down from 82 in 2014. Together with the 52 ordinations of priests from religious orders, this makes up 120 priests (diocesan and […]

Canada: Religious heritage in peril

10-07-2015  
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According to a study carried out by La Fiducie Nationale, an organization that defends Canadian heritage, four religious buildings in Canada, including two churches, appear on the list of the country’s most threatened sites. Published May 26th last in Heritage, the association’s publication, this alarming report exposes the case of the church of Our Lady […]

France: Pour la vie de mon fils [For my son’s life], Vincent Lambert

10-07-2015  
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“I do not want my son deleted, I do not want him to be abandoned,” declared Viviane Lambert (in the middle of the picture), mother of Vincent, when her book was published on May 7th last, Pour la vie de mon fils [For my son’s life] (Pilon). Vincent Lambert was in a car accident in 2008 […]

Indonesia: Marriage of girls who are minors authorized by law

10-07-2015  
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The Constitutional Court of Indonesia legalized, under Islamic pressure, the marriage of girls who are minors, stating that girls of 16 years or less are “adults” and “ready for marriage”. According to Catholic news agency Asia News, June 27, 2015, the Count gave in to pressure from the Indonesian council of ulemas, a ‘committee of […]

Vatican: A Cardinal suspected of embezzlement

10-07-2015  
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Cardinal Giuseppe Versaldi is suspected of embezzlement by the Italian justice. According to Corriere della Sera (Rome) on June 20, the Italian cardinal is supposed to have “suggested” to the former president of the hospital of the Bambino Gesù, property of the Holy See, to hide from Pope Francis the use of a sum of […]

Synod on the Family : The Rhine will not flow into Lake Volta

10-07-2015  
Filed under From Rome, News

In preparation for the upcoming Synod on the Family (October 4-25, 2015), two meetings were held, one in Rome on May 25, the other in Akra, Ghana, from June 8 to 11. They were very different. The “Day of Reflection” behind closed doors at the Gregorian This closed-door meeting was reported on May 22 by […]

June 29, 2015, ordinations in Ecône (Switzerland)

7-07-2015  
Filed under From Tradition, News

On June 29, 2015, at St. Pius X Seminary in Ecône (Switzerland), 9 priests and 7 deacons were ordained by Bishop Bernard Fellay. (Source: SSPX / Ecône – DICI dated of June 29, 2015) See also : USA : 4 new priests ordained Ordinations in Zaitzkofen (Germany), June 27, 2015

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