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ASK THE LITURGIST (7) – On Baptism (2)

June 1, 2018

Enrico Finotti When to celebrate solemn baptism: at Easter or at Epiphany? The relationship between baptism and the Eucharist in relation to the Paschal Mystery explains the convenience of Easter as the annual date of solemn baptism. In fact, just as for the Eucharist, the Church did not choose the Thursday as the day of its sacramental institution, but Sunday,…

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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH SANDRO MAGISTER – Pressing issues

June 1, 2018

Aurelio Porfiri In our past articles, often was remarked how the Church media landscape today is marked by strong divisions. These division of course were not born in the last five years, but maybe in this period they became stronger. Certainly the social media has brought a completely new way of communicating, of shaping messages and understanding pressing issues. Because…

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MARIAN APPARITIONS (68) – Altotting, Bavaria

June 1, 2018

Also known as Our Lady of Altotting, the shrine of the Chapel of Grace in Bavaria lies amid the mountains about three miles south of Oberammergau in upper Bavaria. The miraculous healings that have occurred there are so numerous, that the shrine is thought of today as the “Lourdes of Germany.” There are many votive offerings that have been left…

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NEWS BRIEFS

June 1, 2018

Tej Francis USA TRUMP ADMINISTRATION RELEASES NEW RULE TO STOP TITLE X FUNDING FOR ABORTION PROVIDERS (www.pop.org) The Trump administration yesterday released a much-anticipated rule proposal to block federal Title X family planning grants from funding abortion clinics and service providers that offer abortion referrals. The new rule is expected to hit Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers hard. Planned…

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All Categories, Local June 1, 2018

The SOLT Fathers in charge of the Catholic Pastoral Center for Migrants led the informal bimonthly gathering of priests and religious sisters who assist in the spiritual care of more than 25,000 migrant workers. The event provided an opportunity for each one to share his or her experience and at the same time to learn from the others.   

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CHURCH’S PREFERENTIAL OPTION FOR THE POOR – Care for Creation and Stewardship of the Earth (Part V)

June 1, 2018

Fr Leonard E. Dollentas The growing awareness that it is urgently necessary to sustainably manage our planet’s resources and ecosystems probably first reached the general public at the beginning of 20th century. In 1971, in the Apostolic Letter of Pope Paul VI Octogesima Adveniens, the Catholic Church imploringly called the faithful to reflect on the degradation of the earth and…

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