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IOR releases financial statement for 2013 and officially confirms leadership change

  (©ior) (©ior) The head offices of the IOR The Institute for the Works of Religion’s 2013 financial statement shows a massive drop in profits from 86, 6 million to 2,9 million Euros as a result of a clean-up process … Continue reading

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US: Archbishop orders investigation into allegations against himself

    (©LaPresse) (©LaPresse) John Nienstedt The man in question is John Nienstedt, leader of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis. He has been accused of inappropriate sexual conduct with other priests Marco Tosatti Taken from Vatican Insider Rome … Continue reading

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The impoverishment of the Church’s liturgical culture is a major problem for the remarried. If they can’t receive Communion, what is left for them to be part of?

When everyone else automatically, even unthinkingly, receives Holy Communion, those who can’t feel isolated from the community of the Church By William Oddie Taken from Catholic herald.uk William Oddie Dr William Oddie is a leading English Catholic writer and broadcaster. … Continue reading

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Vatican laicises former nuncio in connection to abuse allegations

By Carol Glatz Taken from Catholic Herald.uk Archbishop Jozef Wesolowski, former nuncio to the Dominican Republic, is pictured celebrating Mass in Santo Domingo in 2009 (CNS) A Vatican investigation has led to the expulsion of a former Vatican ambassador from … Continue reading

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Potential change of guard in IOR leadership rocks the boat

(©Lapresse)  ERNST VON FREYBERG The IOR could have a new head soon as the Institute’s restructuring process is about to get underway and as Ernst Von Freyberg’s mandate comes to an end: the Vatican is seeking a full time manager … Continue reading

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Not even illness stops Lapierre’s fight for the “City of Joy”

Lapierre The French writer, philanthropist and friend of Mother Teresa, continues to fight against poverty in India. He is helped by his wife, who is asking the whole world for help and prayers Domenico Agasso jr Taken from Vatican Insider … Continue reading

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Francis’ proclamation: “The mafia are excommunicated”

  (©Afp) (©Afp) POPE FRANCIS Francis’ strong anti-mafia warning during the mass held at Piana di Sibari “No to the ‘ndrangheta, they adore money and have contempt for good” GIACOMO GALEAZZI REPORTING FROM CASSANO JONIO (CS)  “The mafia is not … Continue reading

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November 22nd 2014 to January 4th 2015- Dates of Exposition of St. Francis Xavier

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Bergoglio in the footsteps of Ambrose

(©lapresse) (©lapresse) (©lapresse) Pope Bergoglio On corruption, abuse of power and wealth Pope Francis follows the compass of the Holy Bishop of Milan. As Pius XI and Pope Paul VI had done Gianni Valente Taken from Vatican Insider Rome   … Continue reading

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The Church is not only the Vatican and priests, but it’s all of us

The Pope: “The Church is all of us” At the general audience, the pope begins a cycle of catechesis on the Church community. And makes an appeal for the thousands of refugees these days: “Jesus and the Virgin Mary were … Continue reading

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