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African cardinal urges resistance to Western ideologies

By Catholic News Service | April 15, 2021 | 1 Comment

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (CNS) – One of Africa’s most senior Catholic leaders has denounced the imposition of “foreign ideologies” across the continent, and urged Africans to seek modernisation without succumbing to Western influences that erode family bonds. “We are observing the spread of a mindset and policies that devalue the … Read More about African cardinal urges resistance to Western ideologies

Baptism

By Helen Luxford | April 15, 2021 | 0 Comments

Baptism is the formal sacramental initiation into the Catholic Church. In the Catholic Church, we baptise small babies to ensure they are welcomed into the Church and cleansed from original sin as soon as possible. In other Christian churches, people are fully immersed into water as adults. I went to … Read More about Baptism

Italy issues arrest warrant for broker in Vatican property deal

By Michael Otto | April 14, 2021 | 0 Comments

ROME (CNS) – Italian authorities issued an arrest warrant for Gianluigi Torzi, an Italian broker who served as the middleman in the Vatican’s majority stake purchase of a property in London’s posh Chelsea district. According to court documents, Italy’s finance police requested the warrant after an investigation into Torzi and … Read More about Italy issues arrest warrant for broker in Vatican property deal

The challenge to prioritise people over policy

By NZ Catholic contributor | April 14, 2021 | 1 Comment

The Good Samaritan parable is one of the most loved Gospel stories. This is a story I have taught many times in Religious Education classes. It is a story that I often reflect upon in my own prayer. The parable is told in Luke 10:29– 37: A man going from … Read More about The challenge to prioritise people over policy

Celebrating Iraqi refugee family resettlement

By NZ Catholic contributor | April 14, 2021 | 0 Comments

by PAT McCARTHY The New Zealand group of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem, whose membership has expanded from Auckland to Hamilton and Palmerston North dioceses, made a long-awaited visit to Hamilton on March 14, the fourth Sunday of Lent. The visit — twice postponed because of … Read More about Celebrating Iraqi refugee family resettlement

Major Vatican conference on priesthood scheduled for 2022

By Michael Otto | April 13, 2021 | 1 Comment

VATICAN CITY (CNS) – Increasing vocations to the priesthood, improving the way laypeople and priests work together and ensuring that service, not power, motivates the request for ordination are all possible outcomes of a major symposium being planned by the Vatican in February, 2022. “A theological symposium does not claim … Read More about Major Vatican conference on priesthood scheduled for 2022