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Follow the voice of the Good Shepherd, Pope Francis reminds Catholics

May 4th, 2020 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

On the Fourth Sunday of Easter, Sunday May 3, the pope spoke of the Gospel of the day, dedicated to Jesus the Good Shepherd. During the Regina Coeli, the pope discussed John 10:3, reciting, 'the sheep hear His voice, as He calls his own sheep by name and leads them out.' The Pope then said: "The Lord calls us by name, He calls us because He loves us. But, the Gospel then tells us, there are other voices, not to be followed: those of strangers, thieves and brigands who want to harm the sheep. "There different voices resonate within us. There is ... continue reading.
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Crosses removed from two Chinese Catholic churches could indicate ‘larger crackdown’

May 1st, 2020 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Crosses being removed from the tops of Chinese churches could be 'an indication of a larger crackdown,' Open Doors International has warned.... continue reading.

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Pope Francis reflects on importance of workers at Mass

May 1st, 2020 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Pope Francis offered Mass for workers today as the Church celebrates the feast of St Joseph the Worker.... continue reading.

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Masses across the USA to resume as bishop work on safe ways to reopen churches

May 1st, 2020 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Parishioners in the US are expecting to be able to attend Mass again, as bishops across the nation are working on methods to safely reopen churches.... continue reading.

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German bishops criticise predecessors’ WWII failings

April 30th, 2020 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

German bishops have criticised the actions of their predecessors as they marked the upcoming 75th anniversary of the end of World War II.... continue reading.


Chinese government removing crosses from church tops, sources claim

April 29th, 2020 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Communist authorities in China have been removing the crosses from the tops of Catholic Churches, sources have alleged.... continue reading.

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Show Christian concern for civil society, pope says

April 29th, 2020 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Pope Francis has asked Christians to join their love for the Church with a concern for civil society during the COVID-19 pandemic.... continue reading.

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US places of worship could reopen soon, according to draft White House guidelines

April 29th, 2020 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The reopening of places of worship are included in a series of guidelines drafted by the White House.... continue reading.

Pope prays for Europe and calls all Christians to ‘concreteness’

April 29th, 2020 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Pope Francis offered Mass this morning for unity in Europe, reflecting on the grace of concreteness.... continue reading.

Dunfermline priest brings joy to parishioners with online musical performances

April 28th, 2020 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

A Dunfermline priest is jamming online with his accordion to the delight of his parishioners and all who follow with his parish Facebook page.... continue reading.

Pope prays for modern martyrs and for adherence to fresh quarantine measures

April 28th, 2020 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Pope Francis said he today he hopes that people will adhere to measures put in place as quarantine measures are eased in order to avoid a spike in new COVID-19 cases.... continue reading.

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