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India’s Church and the Dalits: An open wound

(©lapresse) (©lapresse) Some Dalit Christan girls hold a protest On Human Rights Day, bishops returned to the outcast issue. But the wound of discrimination continues to bleed in the Church too. The diocese of Tamil Nadu is a case in … Continue reading

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Appeal to Pakistan for release of Asia Bibi and justice for Christians burned alive

Pakistani Christians Catholics in Germany have presented an appeal to the German government and Pakistani Christians in Italy are pushing for a motion on religious freedom. A Muslim lawyer is now defending Asia Bibi This Christmas, our “thoughts are with … Continue reading

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“Hidden saints, the kind we meet in everyday life, give us hope”

(©Afp) (©Afp) Pilgrims in St.Peter’s Square There are men, women, fathers and mothers, sick people and priests who practice God’s love, Francis said at this morning’s mass in St. Martha’s House. Vain Christians will be humiliated Mauro Pianta Taken from … Continue reading

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We’ve discovered hundreds of millions of euros off the Vatican’s balance sheet, says cardinal

Cardinal George Pell: Vatican finances were allowed to ‘lurch along, disregarding modern accounting standards’ (CNS) Cardinal George Pell offers candid account of financial reforms in an exclusive article in the first issue of the new Catholic Herald magazine Vatican reformers … Continue reading

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Here is Benedict’s Evangelii Gaudium: will Francis take it to heart?

by William Oddie Taken from Catholic Herald Benedict XVI, assisted by Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia and Archbishop Georg Ganswein, arrives for Pope Francis’s encounter with the elderly in St Peter’s Square (Photo: CNS) The joy of the gospel, says Pope Benedict, … Continue reading

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Romano Guardini’s advice for Catholics at Mass in 1936 could have been written today

by Francis Phillips Taken from the Catholic Herald Faithful at Mass in the Extraordinary Form face the same challenge of distraction (Photo: CNS) ‘Gazing about, reaching for this and that’: the challenge of distraction, it seems, was just as strong … Continue reading

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Francis calls for a change mentality in the Church, easier homilies and flexible times

    Francis addresses participants of the International Pastoral Congress on the World’s Big Cities: “Go out and facilitate”, don’t be afraid of multicultural contexts or of proclaiming Jesus Domenico Agasso jr Taken from Vatican Insider Rome Francis was honest … Continue reading

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