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Morning Catholic must-reads: 13/12/19 | Catholic Herald

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church “Nuclear deterrence can only produce the illusion of security,” Pope Francis has said in his 2020 World Day of Peace message (Vatican summary, full text). The Church in Lebanon is “going to face hard times”, Melkite Archbishop Georges Bacouni has predicted. A Vatican official has …

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Archbishop Paglia says priests can be present at assisted suicide

Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, president of the Pontifical Academy for Life, said Tuesday that he would be willing to hold the hand of someone dying from assisted suicide, and that he does not see that as lending implicit support for the practice. Paglia spoke at a December 10 press conference preceding a two-day symposium on palliative …

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Morning Catholic must-reads: 10/12/19 | Catholic Herald

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle has asked for “continued prayers” at his first public appearance since his appointment to the Vatican. Argentina’s outgoing and incoming presidents have attended Mass together in a show of unity. Christopher Lamb says that Cardinal Tagle is “on course to occupy …

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Morning Catholic must-reads: 09/12/19 | Catholic Herald

A daily guide what’s happening in the Catholic Church “Openness to God is found in the openness to take on the needs of one’s neighbour,” Pope Francis said at yesterday’s Angelus (full text, full video). Patriarch Louis Raphaël I Sako has appealed for aid for Christians in the Nineveh Plains. A Capuchin friar in the …

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Brother Nature – Footage Of Him Being Violently Kicked & Punched Goes Viral, Alleged Attacker Says: He Should Learn How To Speak To People

Brother Nature Brother Nature — Footage Of Internet Personality Getting Beat Up Goes Viral, Alleged Attacker Tweets ‘He Should Learn How To Speak To People’ One man is taking responsibility after footage of Internet personality Brother Nature, who’s known for befriending animals on social media, getting beat up surfaced and went viral. The man, who goes …

Brother Nature – Footage Of Him Being Violently Kicked & Punched Goes Viral, Alleged Attacker Says: He Should Learn How To Speak To People

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Petition urges Pope not to meet Malta’s embattled prime minister

Pope Francis is due to receive Joseph Muscat on Saturday Critics of Malta’s embattled prime minister Joseph Muscat are urging Pope Francis not to receive him in an audience reportedly scheduled for this weekend. Last Sunday Muscat announced that he would step down in January, after a new leader is chosen for his Labour Party, …

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Becciu again denies involvement in IDI hospital purchase

In a letter to a veteran Italian journalist, Cardinal Angelo Becciu wrote on Monday that he was not involved in the purchase of a bankrupt Italian hospital, and that reports to the contrary are unreliable. “The press release of Prof. Antonio Maria Leozappa, president of the Luigi Maria Monti Foundation, published by you on November …

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Catholics cannot ‘watch from the balcony’ in UK election, bishops warn

Catholics should ask candidates whether they understand the ‘immeasurable good of a child not yet born’, bishops said Catholics cannot simply “watch from the balcony” in Britain’s forthcoming General Election, bishops have warned. The bishops of England and Wales said Catholics should ask candidates how they will promote the common good, particularly the human dignity …

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Pope encourages display of nativity scenes in public places

Pope Francis issued an apostolic letter on December 1 on the meaning and importance of nativity scenes, calling for this “wonderful sign” to be more widely displayed in family homes and public places throughout the world. “The enchanting image of the Christmas crèche, so dear to the Christian people, never ceases to arouse amazement and …

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