In what the Vatican is billing as a “summit on the migrant emergency,” Pope Francis met with a group of four hundred schoolchildren from the south of Italy on Saturday, assuring them that they have nothing to fear from migrants but should be reaching out to welcome them.
The students all came from the southern Italian region of Calabria, which has been among the areas hardest hit by the waves of migrants that daily reach Italy’s shores, mostly from sub-Saharan Africa. MORE
Vol 9 Issue 22 ~ Editor: Rev. Fr. Courtney Edward Krier May 28, 2016 ~ Saint Augustine of Canterbury
1. Baptism: Means of Salvation (70)
2.Second Sunday after Pentecost
3. St. Mary Magdalene de Pazzi
4. Christ in the Home (44)
5. Articles and notices
This week Holy Mother the Church will celebrate the Queenship of Mary. The discrepancy about the Church and her teachings in comparison with the Neo-Modernists is that the Neo-Modernists say they are going back to Scripture and the Fathers but don’t; Continue reading →
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Two traditional Roman Catholic Nuns on Mission in New England desperately need your support for finding a suitable house for a convent in Salem, NH. These two Sisters are members of a Traditional Catholic Religious Community, The Congregation of Mary Immaculate Queen out of Spokane, Washington. They arrived in Boston in 2005 in response to a few families who were requesting the Traditional Latin Mass and the corresponding Catholic Life that accompanies the Mass. MORE
Agents posing online as young girls and women helped lead investigators in Tennessee to the arrests of nearly three dozen people, including two ministers, this month, part of an intensified yearlong effort to combat prostitution and human trafficking in minors. MORE
Many of America’s young adults appear to be in no hurry to move out of their old bedrooms.
For the first time on record, living with parents is now the most common arrangement for people ages 18 to 34, an analysis of census data by the Pew Research Center has found.
Nearly one-third of millennials live with their parents, slightly more than the proportion who live with a spouse or partner. It’s the first time that living at home has outpaced living with a spouse for this age group since such record-keeping began in 1880. MORE
AMSTERDAM — Hundreds of Pakistanis and Afghans have been lining up at a local swimming pool in Hamburg, Germany, to be baptized as Christians. In the Netherlands and Denmark, as well, many are converting from Islam to Christianity, and the trend appears to be growing. Indeed, converts are filling up some European churches largely forsaken by their old Christian flocks. MORE
In a country still deeply riven by division over differences — in race, class, political affiliation and more — it is Mpho Tutu’s “sameness” to her new wife that has created a stir.
Tutu (now Tutu-Van Furth) is the daughter of South Africa’s first black archbishop and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, and is really only the “same” as her wife in one way — they are both women. But in almost every other imaginable way, they are different. Tutu is black, South African, a devout priest and, as she puts it, “vertically challenged.” Marceline Tutu-Van Furth is lanky, Dutch, atheist and a professor of pediatric diseases in Amsterdam. MORE
Doctors in south China claimed to have successfully transplanted the cornea of a pig onto a 14-year-old boy’s eye.
The bio-engineering transplant was carried out by a medical team at the Sun Yat-sen University’s Zhongshan Ophthalmic Centre in Guangzhou Province on February 25, reports the People’s Daily Online.
Since the operation, the boy has slowly regained sight in his right eye, according to the article. If the claims are true, millions of patients suffering from corneal blindness across China could be helped. MORE
You may not have noticed, but our planet is becoming increasingly unstable. According to Volcano Discovery, 40 volcanoes around the globe are erupting right now, and only 6 of them are not along the Ring of Fire. If that sounds like a very high number to you, that is because it is a very high number. As I have written about previously, there were a total of 3,542 volcanic eruptions during the entire 20th century. When you divide that number by 100, that gives you an average of about 35 volcanic eruptions per year. MORE
Roman Catholics have gotten a bad reputation: they’re responsible for the Dark Ages, the Crusades, and the Inquisition. They’re anti-science, anti-Semites, and anti-freedom. Each of these accusations is an oversimplification that perverts history. MORE
MANILA (Reuters) – Philippine President-elect Rodrigo Duterte said he will defy the Roman Catholic Church and seek to impose a three-child policy, putting him on a new collision course with the bishops a day after he called them “sons of whores”.
The southern mayor has yet to be declared the May 9 poll winner, but an unofficial vote count by an election commission-accredited watchdog showed him ahead over his four rivals, three of whom conceded defeat. Duterte assumes office on June 30. MORE
Vatican City (AFP) – Pope Francis embraced the grand imam of Cairo’s Al-Azhar Mosque at the Vatican on Monday in a historic encounter both sides hope will lead to greater understanding and dialogue between the two faiths.
The first Vatican meeting between the leader of the world’s Catholics and the highest authority in Sunni Islam marks the culmination of a significant improvement in relations between the two faiths since Francis took office in 2013. MORE