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Pornography weakens the soul, Pope tells young priests, seminarians

By Catholic News Service | October 27, 2022 | 2 Comments

VATICAN CITY (CNS) – After telling a funny story about receiving a cellphone decades ago that was “as big as a shoe”, Pope Francis went on to encourage young priests and seminarians to use technology and social media, but to avoid pornography at all costs. Responding on October 24 to … Read More about Pornography weakens the soul, Pope tells young priests, seminarians

Mass bags for little parishioners at Christchurch pro-cathedral

By Michael Otto | October 25, 2022 | 0 Comments

St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral in Christchurch has introduced “Mass bags” to keep young ones engaged and entertained during the liturgy – and the initiative has proven to be very popular. In August, the pro-cathedral newsletter stated that the Mass bags would include books, colouring, flip cards and some rosary beads. The … Read More about Mass bags for little parishioners at Christchurch pro-cathedral

Vatican Museums repatriates mummies to Peru

By Catholic News Service | October 25, 2022 | 1 Comment

VATICAN CITY (CNS) – Completing a project to repatriate human remains held in the Vatican Museums’ ethnological collection, the Vatican and the government of Peru signed an agreement on October 17 to return to Peru three mummies sent to the Vatican in 1925. Cardinal Fernando Vérgez Alzaga, president of the … Read More about Vatican Museums repatriates mummies to Peru

Study of US priests shows distrust of bishops, fear of false abuse accusations

By Catholic News Service | October 25, 2022 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (CNS) – A study of US priests released on October 19 details clerics’ “crisis of trust” toward their bishops, as well as fear that if they were falsely accused of abuse, prelates would immediately throw them “under the bus” and not help them clear their name. The study “Well-being, … Read More about Study of US priests shows distrust of bishops, fear of false abuse accusations

Philippines partnering with Catholic foundation to plant vegetables for poor

By Catholic News Service | October 25, 2022 | 1 Comment

MANILA, Philippines (CNS) – A Catholic foundation is partnering with the Philippine Agriculture Department to produce vegetables that will feed the nation’s poor communities. The Care of God Foundation, which is dedicated to curbing hunger in the Philippines, hopes to plant the seeds on Church land, reported ucanews.com. The agriculture … Read More about Philippines partnering with Catholic foundation to plant vegetables for poor

Sister Jane creates an image of the many books of the Bible

By Rowena Orejana | October 21, 2022 | 2 Comments

When graphic designer Sr Jane Maisey, RSJ, hears of a need into which she can pour her artistic talents, it is an invitation that she cannot turn down. So, when Te Kupenga— Catholic Theological College lecturer Fr Merv Duffy, SM, asked her if she could create an image that will … Read More about Sister Jane creates an image of the many books of the Bible