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At 108, Dominican sister says God ‘just wants me to hang around’

By Catholic News Service | April 28, 2021 | 0 Comments

EAST WILLISTON, New York (CNS) – To put Sister Francis Dominici Piscatella’s extraordinarily long life into historical perspective, consider that Pope Pius X was pontiff and Woodrow Wilson was US president when she was born in 1913. Nine popes and 18 presidents later, Sister Piscatella, a member of the Sisters … Read More about At 108, Dominican sister says God ‘just wants me to hang around’

‘Patients are … dying in front of my eyes,’ says India Catholic hospital director

By Catholic News Service | April 27, 2021 | 0 Comments

THRISSUR, India (CNS) – Catholic hospital directors in India told Catholic News Service they did not have enough facilities to treat patients, as India set records for the number of Covid-19 deaths – numbers many people believe were underreported. “The situation is very bad. No beds available anywhere in the … Read More about ‘Patients are … dying in front of my eyes,’ says India Catholic hospital director

Dominican Sisters celebrate 150 years in NZ

By NZ Catholic contributor | April 27, 2021 | 0 Comments

by JEFF DILLON They may have had to delay their celebrations by a month, but members of the Dominican Sisters order in New Zealand gathered in Mosgiel, near Dunedin, at the end of March to mark 150 years of their special contribution to the life of the Church in Aotearoa. … Read More about Dominican Sisters celebrate 150 years in NZ

A succulent Easter Sunday

By Beate Matthies | April 26, 2021 | 0 Comments

Easter, the season of hope, of love, of faith, of life — and of chocolate eggs? Fr Alejandro de la Sotta, SVD, the chaplain of the Hispanic community in Auckland, and priest in East Coast Bays Catholic parish, was thinking of an alternative for chocolate eggs: something that doesn’t contain … Read More about A succulent Easter Sunday

Daylight Chrism Mass in PN

By Sue Seconi | April 23, 2021 | 0 Comments

Cardinal John Dew, apostolic administrator of Palmerston North diocese — Te Rohe Pihopa o te Papaioea — dared the parishioners, students and priests at the noon Chrism Mass at the Cathedral of the Holy Spirit on March 29 to go out with Jesus’ power and grace to radiate joy, simply … Read More about Daylight Chrism Mass in PN

Pope calls for monthlong global prayer marathon for end of pandemic

By Catholic News Service | April 22, 2021 | 0 Comments

VATICAN CITY (CNS) – Pope Francis has called for a global prayer marathon for the entire month of May, praying for the end to the pandemic. “The initiative will involve in a special way all shrines in the world” in promoting the initiative so that individuals, families and communities all … Read More about Pope calls for monthlong global prayer marathon for end of pandemic