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Australian Mass becomes longest-running show on nation’s television

By Catholic News Service | August 5, 2021 | 0 Comments

By DEBBIE CRAMSIE SYDNEY (CNS) – A weekly 30-minute Mass broadcast into people’s living rooms has become the longest-running programme on Australian television. Celebrating its 50th year in early August, “Mass For You at Home” was originally aimed at those unable to attend their local parish due to illness, infirmity, … Read More about Australian Mass becomes longest-running show on nation’s television

Crises are signs that the Church is still alive, Pope Francis says

By Catholic News Service | August 4, 2021 | 2 Comments

VATICAN CITY (CNS) – Difficulties and crises within the Catholic Church are not signs of a church in decline but one that is alive and living through challenges, just like men and women today, Pope Francis said. “Let us remember that the Church always has difficulties, always is in crisis, … Read More about Crises are signs that the Church is still alive, Pope Francis says

Venice should be a ‘liveable city’, not a display case, archbishop says

By Catholic News Service | August 3, 2021 | 0 Comments

VATICAN CITY (CNS) – Now that giant cruise ships are banned from fragile waterways near the historic centre of Venice, the time has come for the city to become a model of sustainability and supportive of its residents, said Archbishop Francesco Moraglia of Venice. “The risk is (the city) becomes … Read More about Venice should be a ‘liveable city’, not a display case, archbishop says

Bishops say Spain trying to ‘dismantle the Christian worldview’

By Catholic News Service | July 30, 2021 | 1 Comment

MADRID (CNS) – Spain’s Catholic bishops have warned of growing division and tension in their country over government attempts to “deconstruct and dismantle the Christian worldview”. “We are in a difficult moment, not only because of Covid-19, but because we are convulsed by a deep institutional crisis, with some groups … Read More about Bishops say Spain trying to ‘dismantle the Christian worldview’

Abortion in Northern Ireland threatens peace process, bishops say

By Catholic News Service | July 29, 2021 | 2 Comments

DUBLIN (CNS) – Catholic bishops in Northern Ireland warned that unilateral moves by the British government to force Northern Ireland’s Department of Health to introduce abortion services threaten the region’s peace process. Brandon Lewis, Britain’s secretary of state for Northern Ireland, has ordered the locally elected government to make full … Read More about Abortion in Northern Ireland threatens peace process, bishops say

Philippine weightlifter credits her Olympic success to her faith

By Catholic News Service | July 28, 2021 | 1 Comment

TOKYO (CNS) – Hidilyn Diaz became the Philippines’ first Olympic gold medal winner, set an Olympic record – and thanked her friends who prayed the Miraculous Medal novena. In a virtual news conference, the 30-year-old said she also prayed the novena and wore the medal. After winning on July 26, the four-time … Read More about Philippine weightlifter credits her Olympic success to her faith