Monthly Archives: November 2019

Make Humility your Lifestyle – Fr Azuakor

By Ifeoma Ezenyilimba An Awka Diocesan Catholic priest, Rev Fr Paul Azuakor, has charged Christians and other individuals to make humility their lifestyle so as to enjoy divine favours. The Catholic priest, who stated this in his homily of a concelebrated Holy Mass at St Patrick’s Cathedral Parish, Awka, Anambra State, on October 27, described humility as an attraction before ...

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When Bombs Fell on the Vatican

It was a dark autumn night in Rome, which was suffering under the occupation of Nazi Germany and was the target of bombing raids by Allied and Axis forces. The Vatican City State was a neutral territory in World War II, but shortly after 8:00 pm on Nov. 5, 1943, a small non-descript plane dropped five bombs onto the Vatican. ...

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Pope Francis: St. Paul Announced Christ to ‘Idol Worshippers’ Without Attacking Them

By Courtney Mares St. Paul announced Jesus Christ to “idol worshippers” in Athens without attacking them, but by building bridges, Pope Francis said Wednesday. “We also ask the Holy Spirit today to teach us to build bridges with culture, with those who do not believe or with those who have a creed different from ours. Always build bridges, always reach ...

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Street

By Amarachi Okpunobi I am Chindu. I am born, raised and made of the street. I do not know my age, all I can tell is that I am getting taller and growing hairs in weird places around my body. I was told that I had no parents ,neither brothers nor sisters. That was what they told me and I ...

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Pope Francis Asks For Prayer for Persecuted Christians In Ethiopia

By Courtney Mares Pope Francis Sunday asked for prayer for persecuted Orthodox Christians in Ethiopia, who have been targeted in ongoing ethnic clashes that have left 78 people dead. “I am saddened by the violence of which Christians of the Tewahedo Orthodox Church of Ethiopia are victims,” Pope Francis said in his Angelus address Nov. 3. “I express my closeness ...

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Biden Denied Communion at SC Parish over Abortion Stance

By Matt Hadro A South Carolina Catholic priest denied Holy Communion to presidential candidate Joe Biden on Sunday, because of the candidate’s support for legal abortion. Fr. Robert Morey, pastor of St. Anthony Catholic Church in the Diocese of Charleston, South Carolina, denied Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden Holy Communion at Sunday Mass for his support of legal abortion, the ...

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Austrian Man Claims He Threw ‘Pachamama’ Statues into the Tiber

Amazonian figure at Stations of the Cross Oct. 19. Credit: ACI Group. By Courtney Mares In a video uploaded on YouTube Nov. 4, a young man from Austria claims that he was one of the two men who took five controversial statues from a church near the Vatican and threw them into the Tiber River. “I came to a conclusion ...

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The Saints Show That Real People Can Be Holy, Pope Francis Says

By Hannah Brockhaus The saints were real people whose strength to face daily challenges came from the grace of Jesus Christ, showing that everyone can be holy, Pope Francis said Friday, on the Feast of All Saints Day. “The saints of all times, which we all celebrate together today, are not simply symbols, distant human beings, unreachable,” he said Nov. ...

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Biden Communion Denial Was Required By Diocesan Policy

By JD Flynn and Matt Hadro A policy in the Diocese of Charleston, South Carolina requires priests to withhold the Eucharist from politicians and political candidates who support legal protection for abortion. “Catholic public officials who consistently support abortion on demand are cooperating with evil in a public manner. By supporting pro-abortion legislation they participate in manifest grave sin, a ...

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Chinese Catholics Barricade Themselves in Church to Prevent Demolition

Catholics kneeling inside the grounds of the church in Wu Gao Zhang, Oct. 31, 2019. Credit: AsiaNews Priests and parishioners have barricaded themselves in a Catholic church in the Chinese province of Hebei. According to reports, the Catholics are attempting to prevent the Chinese Government from tearing down the Church. The protest began at 6am Thursday morning at the church ...

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