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SAINT BRIGID OF IRELAND – Charity with no bounds

admin / February 1, 2019

Saint Brigid was born Brigit, and shares a name with a Celtic goddess from whom many legends and folk customs are associated.  There is much debate over her parents, but it is widely believed her mother was Brocca, a Christian baptized by Saint Patrick, and her father was Dubthach, a Leinster chieftain. Brocca was a slave, therefore Brigid was born…

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ST JOHN BOSCO – To God who gladdens my youth

admin / February 1, 2019

– Aurelio Porfiri If a Martian landed now from a distant planet on our land, what kind of news would he see about the Catholic Church? Reading the press, one would think that this religious institution is known almost only for its great problems with youth, for the abuses, scandals and cover-ups.

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GREAT FIGURES OF THE MISSIONARY WORK – Bengal and the Kingdom of the Dragon (38)

admin / February 1, 2019

– Joaquim Magalhães de Castro Dating back to 1953, the Dechencholing Palace, the official residence of the Bhutanese royal family, stands in a place full of history. There was there before a small fortress monastery that in 1641 Shabdrung reconsecrated with the name Tashicho-dzong, reestablishing in it the summer residence of his monastic body. To the west of it, in…

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NEWS BRIEFS

admin / February 1, 2019

– Tej Francis ALBANY, NEW YORK ‘THIS IS PROGRESSIVE?’ NEW YORK BISHOPS REACT TO NEW ABORTION LAW (CNA) Catholic leaders in New York have spoken out against the passage of an expansive new abortion law in the state. The Reproductive Health Act was passed on Tuesday, the anniversary of the Supreme Court decision Roe v Wade. In a statement from…

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CBCP PASTORAL STATEMENT – Conquering Evil with Good

admin / February 1, 2019

Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines “Do not be conquered by evil, but conquer evil with good.” (Romans 12:21) Our dear People of God, Peace be with you. We are aware that many of you have been wondering why your bishops have kept a collective silence over many disturbing issues, about which you may have felt you urgently needed our…

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FRANCIS’ 68TH VISIT AS BISHOP OF ROME

admin / February 1, 2019

Upon his return from Panama, the Holy Father made sure to drop by Saint Mary Major to pray before the image of our Lady Salus Populi Romani. On March 14, 2014, the day after he was elected Pope, the Pontiff paid a visit here to entrust his pontificate to the Blessed Virgin. He has made it a point to greet…

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FRANCISCO VIZEU PINHEIRO, ARCHITECT AND CATECHIST – We are free to decide between good and evil. The way we choose matters.

admin / February 1, 2019

– Marco Carvalho A well renowned architect, Francisco Vizeu Pinheiro took up a new challenge two years ago: to teach the Word of God and to convey the doctrine of the Catholic Church to a group of adults. He is responsible – along with Father Daniel Ribeiro and former Portuguese Consul-general Carlos Frota – for the efforts made by the…

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