Monthly Archives: June 2020

Pope Francis Adds Three Titles to Catholic Litany of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Pope Francis on Pentecost, June 8, 2020. Credit: Vatican Media/CNA. By Hannah Brockhaus   Pope Francis has approved the inclusion of three additional invocations in the Litany of the Blessed Virgin Mary, also called the Litany of Loreto. In a June 20 letter to the presidents of bishops’ conferences, Cardinal Robert Sarah, prefect of the Congregation for the Divine Liturgy ...

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Metuchen Catholic Bishop: Racism an Evil ‘More Dangerous’ Than Coronavirus

Members of the African American, African & Caribbean Apostolate hand the Evangelion to Deacon Rick Fortune at an Enduring Love service June 19 2020. Credit Gerald Wutkowski Jr./Diocese of Metuchen. The Bishop of Metuchen led a prayer service for racial harmony and justice Friday, urging Catholics to focus on the eradication of racism. Bishop James Checchio held the prayer service ...

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Pope Francis Thanks Paralympian Alex Zanardi for Offering ‘Lesson in Humanity

Alex Zanardi competes in the Rome Marathon with his handcycle April 2, 2017. Credit: Alextype/Shutterstock Pope Francis has written a letter of encouragement to Alex Zanardi, a Formula One driver turned Paralympic champion who is in a coma following a collision last Friday. In the letter, published June 24 in the Italian sports newspaper La Gazzetta dello Sport, the pope ...

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I Cannot Remain Silent’: Madison Catholic Bishop Condemns Destruction of Religious Statues

The statue of the Roman Catholic Spanish priest Junipero Serra is pictured in Palma de Mallorca on June 22, 2020, after it was daubed with graffiti reading “Racist.” Credit: Jaime Reina AFP/Getty By Jonah McKeown As rioters across the United States target statues depicting historical figures, the Bishop of Madison, Wisconsin on Tuesday denounced that destruction, along with calls to ...

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Meet Ekeoma, the Female Artist

By Mercy Hills Yvonne Mary introduces herself: My name is Ekeoma YvonneMary Ahumaraeze, a native of Umuaka Orlu, Njaba, LGA of Imo state. I am a graduate of Accounting Education from the prestigious Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka. I also got my second degree in Accounting from the same university. My parents used to have this skill for drawing, because I ...

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Anambrarians Protest Paying Tax into Individual Accounts

-AIRS, Emblem Reps, Clear Air … By Chioma Ndife, Mercy Hills, Alexander Johnson Adejoh and Precious Ukeje As Anambra State embarks on Tax Awareness Week, TAW, citizens, home and abroad, have raised concerns over what they termed the illegal payment of tax, revenue and other payments in the state. Fides, however, gathered that the 2020 Tax Awareness Week organized by ...

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