Walking with Saint Louis de Montfort

6-05-2016  
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Another pilgrimage at Pentecost! Three more days between Chartres and Paris, under the blazing sun and in the dust! Another 100 kilometers in the rain and the cold! Etc., etc…. To those who might be tempted to offer these poor excuses that they mistake for good reasons, here is the answer of Fr. Calmel, O.P.: […]

Poland: Recognition of a Eucharistic miracle

6-05-2016  
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The bishop of Legnica in western Poland approved, on April 17, 2016, the veneration of a bleeding Host with “the characteristics of a Eucharistic miracle.” On Christmas Day 2013, a consecrated Host fell to the ground. It was picked up and placed in a container of water in which it was supposed to dissolve. Not […]

Austria: Muslim conversions on the rise

6-05-2016  
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According to an announcement by the Austrian newspaper Kurier, published on April 14, 2016, almost half of the 83 adults baptized in Vienna since the beginning of the year have been Muslims, in other words, a third more than in 2015. Most of the converts are refugees from Iran, Syria or Afghanistan. The archdiocese of […]

Poland: The Church recalls the Fifth Commandment of the Decalogue: “Thou Shalt Not Kill”

6-05-2016  
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On March 30, 2016, Archbishop Stanislaw Gądecki, archbishop of Poznan and president of the Polish Episcopal Conference (KEP), called for abortion to be completely forbidden in the country. The Polish law passed in 1993 forbids abortion, except in cases of rape, incest, danger of death for the mother or a serious deformity in the fetus. […]

Europe: The churches are closing

6-05-2016  
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Bishop Peter Brignall, bishop of Wrexham, in northern Wales, announced on March 31, 2016, the “upcoming closing” of 22 out of 62 churches in his diocese. In a pastoral letter whose principal extracts were taken by La Croix on April 27, the Welsh bishop reflected that the measure would be seen as “shocking” by some […]

Vatican: France should have an ambassador to the Holy See soon

6-05-2016  
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The last ambassador left his post at the end of February 2015 and the Holy See did not approve the first candidate proposed by the Elysée (see DICI no.333, March 25, 2016), but the new ambassador could, according to the Roman press agency I.Media on April 20, 2016, be named “before summer”. The situation seems […]

United States: Death of the foundress of the catholic TV channel EWTN

6-05-2016  
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Mother Angelica, foundress of the Catholic TV channel Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN) in the United States, passed away on March 27, 2016, on the feast of Easter, at the age of 92. On March 29, Osservatore Romano paid tribute to the nun, considering her as “a pioneer of Catholic information in the United States.” […]

Holy Land: The Tomb of Christ soon to be restored

6-05-2016  
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The Custody of the Holy Land announced on March 23, 2016, that the tomb of Christ, in the heart of the basilica of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem, is soon to be restored. The several-meter high marble aedicule has been supported by a metal structure for the last ten years. According to Direct Matin on […]

China: Increased political surveillance of priests and religious

6-05-2016  
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On April 22nd and 23rd, 2016, the summit on religious policies of the Party and the government, announced in December 2015 but without a date set, took place behind closed doors in Pekin (see DICI no. 328, 15/01/16). Together with Chinese President Xi Jinping were gathered Prime Minister Li Keqiang and the members of the […]

Syria: Aleppo renews its consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary

6-05-2016  
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In a message published May 2nd, 2016, by Vatican news agency Fides, the Catholic bishops of Aleppo addressed words of comfort and hope to their flock: “We are sons of the Resurrection, sons of Hope, and we firmly believe that these sufferings will not be lost. Like the saints and martyrs, we unite them to […]

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