1975-2015, Fr. Calmel, o.p., in memoriam, in spem

May 3, 2015 was the official opening day for the diocesan process for the beatification of Dom Helder Camara, the zealous propagandist for the Theology of the Liberation, nicknamed “the Red Bishop” during his lifetime. On hearing this sad news, it is good to reread Reverend Fr. Calmel, O.P., who wrote in 1970, in his […]

Italy: An American Jew in favor of the authenticity of the Holy Shroud of Turin

15-05-2015  
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The Holy Shroud is exceptionally exposed to the public from April 19 to June 24, 2015, in the cathedral of Turin. The rare expositions are held during jubilee years. Between expositions, this very fragile piece of cloth is preserved away from all light in an inert gas atmosphere. No exposition was planned before 2025, the […]

Switzerland: Bürglen’s parish priest will bless no more same-sex unions

15-05-2015  
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The parish priest of Bürglen (Uri) and the bishop of Coire reached an agreement on the “foundation of the teachings of the Catholic Faith” according to the statements to the press made by the diocesan spokesman, Guiseppe Gracia, on April 28th, quoted by Apic the same day. “Fr. Wendelin Bucheli has committed to no longer […]

Rome: The Vatican Museums under the stars

15-05-2015  
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After the successful 2009 season, the Vatican Museums have opened their doors after sunset every Friday of the summer from the beginning of April through Octobed, from 7 pm to 11 pm (entry closes at 9:30 pm, closing announced half an hour before 11 pm). Visitors can admire the Egyptian Museum, the Pio-Clementino Museum (in […]

France: Fondation Jerome Lejeune celebrates “20 years of scientific and ethical challenges”

15-05-2015  
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The Fondation Jerome Lejeune is celebrating its “20 years of scientific and ethical challenges” since it was founded in April 1995, after the death of Professor Jerome Lejeune on April 3, 1994. The final commemorative event of the year is the exhibit “Jerome Lejeune, a discovery for life,” which is held at the city hall […]

Nepal: Breakup of trafficking ring that sold women to jihadists

15-05-2015  
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Nepalese police have uncovered a criminal trafficking ring that was selling young women to jihadist groups fighting in the Middle East. The women were from disadvantaged classes and sold for an average of $7000 each. A local clandestine operation attracted them with false promises of employment as dancers in bars and restaurants. According to Catholic […]

France: “The making of Holy Images” at the Louvre Museum

15-05-2015  
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The Louvre Museum in Paris is showing two parallel expositions until June 29, 2015, respectively entitled “Poussin et Dieu” (Poussin and God) and “La fabrique des saintes images” (The making of Holy Images). For the 350th anniversary of the death of Nicolas Poussin (1665 ; on the picture : The flight into Egypt, 1657), the Louvre is […]

Cameroon: Thefts of hosts and sacred objects in Yaoundé

15-05-2015  
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The local Catholic authorities in Yaoundé, Cameroon, are concerned about the theft of statues, hosts and other sacred items from parishes in the city. According to the Cameroonian daily Cameroon Tribune dated April 10, the parish priest of St. Therese of the Child Jesus Church raised the alarm. “One Sunday in the month of March,” […]

Chile: A priest forbidden from teaching

15-05-2015  
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Cardinal Ricardo Ezzati, archbishop of Santiago, forbade Fr. Jorge Costadoat Carrasco, a professor at the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, to continue his teaching activities. The Cardinal is taking measures because this Jesuit apparently failed to respect the Church’s teaching on the family. According to Catholic news agency ACI Prensa, quoted by Apic on April […]

France: Is St. Bernadette Soubirous leaving Nevers?

15-05-2015  
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The body of St. Bernadette Soubirous, resting since August 3, 1925 in a shrine in the chapel of the former convent Saint-Gildard in Nevers, is currently the subject of hot dispute. An association from Lourdes is seeking to repatriate the mortal remains of the saint. Its founder, Jose Marthe, general councillor for 39 years, believes […]

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