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Macron slams the EU’s woke ‘nonsense’ after Eurocrats tried to ban the word ‘Christmas’

Thursday, December 9th, 2021

The French president has slammed ‘woke nonsense’ and said the European Commission needs to focus its efforts on ‘recovery, power and belonging’. Emmanuel Macron said he does not ‘totally adhere’ to Eurocrats explaining the words ‘people can and can’t use’ just a week after Brussels withdrew its controversial guidelines for inclusive communication. The document details Read more

Indian Catholics want probe into latest nun suicide

Thursday, December 9th, 2021

A group of Catholics have urged the Conference of Religious India (CRI) to investigate the recent suicide of Sister Mary Mercy, a member of the Franciscan Immaculate Sisters. A letter signed by senior nuns, theologians and laywomen said it would be helpful to “find out what needs to be done in order to prevent the Read more

Orthodox priest shouts “heretic” at Pope Francis

Monday, December 6th, 2021
heretic

An elderly Orthodox priest yelled “Pope you’re a heretic” several times as Pope Francis arrived for a meeting in Athens with the leader of Greece’s Orthodox Church on Saturday. “The pope is unacceptable in Greece! He should repent!” the priest told reporters after being removed from the scene. According to The Associated Press, Francis “appeared Read more

Restoring golden age of Christianity not Church’s goal

Monday, December 6th, 2021
Christendom has come and gone

“Christendom has come and gone,” Bishop William Wack of Pensacola-Tallahassee, Florida told the National Catholic Reporter (NCR) in a recent interview. “We’ve reached the end of Christendom,” according to Wack. However, he said that the church’s goal should not be to restore a supposed golden age of Christianity or rebuild a political culture where the Read more

Pope quick to accept Paris archbishop’s resignation

Monday, December 6th, 2021
Archbishop of Paris "ambiguous" relationship

Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Archbishop Michel Aupetit of Paris, who admitted to an “ambiguous” relationship with an adult woman in 2012. “The Holy Father has accepted the resignation from the pastoral care of the metropolitan archdiocese of Paris, France, presented by Archbishop Michel Aupetit”, according to a brief statement from the Holy Read more

Unvaccinated Archbishop criticised for spreading Covid misinformation

Monday, December 6th, 2021
Cordileone

San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone has been sharply criticised for revealing he is unvaccinated and for spreading Covid-19 misinformation. In an interview with the San Francisco Chronicle’s “It’s All Political” podcast, Cordileone said he learned from his primary health physician that he has “a good immune system”. He confided his personal physician had told him, Read more

El Salvador’s Catholic bishops make safe drinking water a pastoral issue

Monday, December 6th, 2021
El Salvador INFO

El Salvador’s freshwater supplies are so endangered the Catholic bishops have adopted it as a pastoral issue. It’s one they want urgent help with from both the government and the international community. To put it bluntly, the vast majority (70 percent) of El Salvador’s 590 rivers are swamped with giant amounts of human poo and Read more

Pope donates oxygen-generating machine to Baghdad hospital

Monday, December 6th, 2021

The Pope’s donation of an oxygen production plant to St Raphael Hospital in Baghdad has been indispensable for treating patients during the Covid-19 health emergency. With a Rite of Blessing on Tuesday, St Raphael Hospital in Baghdad, Iraq, formally inaugurated an oxygen production plant, capable of generating medical oxygen. The machine is a donation by Read more

Vote on Australian religious discrimination bill delayed

Monday, December 6th, 2021

Christian groups and conservative Liberals attacked commitments the Prime Minister made to amend the Sex Discrimination Act – after pressure from moderate Liberals – to ensure gay students would not be expelled or suspended over their sexual orientation or gender identity. The Australian Christian Lobby and Christian school groups threatened to withdraw their support for Read more

Pope denounces ‘gulag’ living conditions of migrants during Cyprus visit

Monday, December 6th, 2021

Pope Francis, at an emotional meeting with migrants, said on Friday he had a responsibility to tell the hard truth about the suffering of refugees, many held in conditions he compared to those in Nazi and Soviet camps. Francis, who has made defence of migrants and refugees a cornerstone of his pontificate, spoke at the Read more