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China Pastor who Resisted Cross Removals Jailed for Corruption

Last edited 29th February 2016

A Christian pastor in China who refused to remove a cross from his church's roof has been jailed for 14 years for corruption and inciting people to disturb social order, reports say.


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Fast, Give, Pray… Repeat: A Wallpaper for Lent

Last edited 22nd February 2016

Lent is one of my favorite liturgical seasons. I used to think that Lent was just a really sad time where we have to say “no” to everything. It was just a time of sacrifice for the sake of sacrifice. I’ve come to realize that it’s a lot more than that. It’s an opportunity to say “yes,” or “fiat” as our Blessed Mother puts it, to the will of God and the love of Christ. So every year, I remind myself that when we fast, give, and pray, it’s not about just me saying “no” to the world, but “yes” to Christ.

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Pope to Consecrated People: Be Selective With New Vocations

Last edited 2nd February 2016

The Pope met with about five-thousand consecrated and religious persons, who are in Rome for the end of the Year of Consecrated Life. As he does on many occasions, Pope Francis decided to improvise at the last moment.

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Good confessors are like thorough doctors. By treating sins firmly they save lives

Last edited 20th January 2016

At the dawn of 2016, a mere two weeks ago, I made a list of resolutions-to-combat-sin that I’ve been struggling to keep. To be fair, I’ve kept off the gin. I have gone from enjoying a regular G&T with my friends to having one as a special treat. But I’ve not quite cut out rudely interrupting others in company or my other peccadilloes. So I’m faced with going back to Confession and asking the Lord to forgive the same sins that I had made a firm resolution not to do again. And with God’s grace I’ll grow out of them and overcome my bad tendencies in time. It comforts me that we have different sets of temptations and different sins at different stages in our lives.

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Video Reflection for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

Last edited 19th January 2016

On Monday 18 January the Church begun the annual Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, a custim that goes back for over a century. The theme for the week of prayer this year is: "Called to proclaim the mighty acts of the Lord." (1 Peter 2:9) This week is a special opportunity to pray for Christian unity and for peace amoung our denominations. Watch this video reflection for more.


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UN Report Reveals ‘Staggering Violence’ Committed by ISIS in Iraq

Last edited 19th January 2016

At least 18,800 people were killed and a further 36,245 were wounded in Iraq by ISIS between January 1, 2014, and October 31, 2015, according to a new report by the United Nations (UN).


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2015 the Worst in Modern History for Christian Persecution

Last edited 17th January 2016

Last year was the “worst year in modern history for Christian persecution,” according to a report by a group that monitors violence against the faithful.


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Pope Francis Visits the Great Synagogue of Rome

Last edited 17th January 2016

On Sunday 17 January 2016, Pope Francis visited the Great Synagogue of Rome to pray for and remember the Jews slaughtered by the Nazis in Europe. During his visit, the Holy Father said the past must serve as a lesson for the present and for the future, the Holocaust teaches us that utmost vigilance is always needed to be able to take prompt action in defense of human dignity and peace.


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Prince of Wales Makes Donation to Support Persecuted Christians in Middle East

Last edited 12th January 2016

The Prince of Wales has made a donation in aid of suffering Christians in the Middle East as the crisis in the region deepens.


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A Muted Christmas in the Holy Land

Last edited 22nd December 2015

Despite the ever-present threat of violence simmering just below the surface in a land brimming with cultural and religious significance, the mood was nevertheless upbeat in the town of Jesus Christ’s birth.


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