Posts Tagged ‘Catholic faith’

Catholic faith can coexist with ancestral worship

Thursday, August 18th, 2022
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Doctor Judith Bovensiepen teaches Social Anthropology at the University of Kent in the United Kingdom. Her research explored post-conflict recovery as well as oil development in rural Timor Leste, one of the only two Catholic-majority countries in Asia. In 2015, she published her book, The Land of Gold: Post-Conflict Recovery and Cultural Revival in Independent Read more

Relationship with God is the only way US mortician copes after school shooting

Thursday, June 9th, 2022

If you don’t have a relationship with God, there’s no way you can handle something like this, a US mortician said after preparing numerous bodies for burial after a recent school shooting. Catholic mortician Andres “June” Ybarra (pictured with his wife), is a Knight of Columbus at his Catholic Church in Texas and is closely Read more

Faith involves identifying with suffering

Monday, September 20th, 2021
Faith involves identifying with suffering

On his last day in Slovakia Pope Francis told 60,000 mostly masked faithful that faith involves identifying with suffering. He encouraged Slovak Catholics to open their hearts to “a faith that becomes compassion” that “identifies with those who are hurting, suffering and forced to bear heavy crosses.” It is “a faith that does not remain Read more

Joe Biden’s Catholic faith on display at Democratic convention’s final night

Monday, August 24th, 2020
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As former Vice President Joe Biden prepared to accept the Democratic nomination for president on Thursday night, his Catholic faith was highlighted to kick off his reintroduction to Americans. His friend, Senator Chris Coons, Democrat of Delaware, spoke about Mr Biden’s faith, saying it “is strong and it’s personal and private. For Joe, faith isn’t Read more

Andy Warhol was a life-long, practising Catholic.

Thursday, November 16th, 2017

After Andy: Adventures in Warhol Land by Natasha Fraser-Cavassoni casts some light on a fact that astonished much of the world when the artist’s casket was carried from St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Manhattan: Andy Warhol was a life-long, practising Roman Catholic. Read more Related Posts:A Pagan and a Christian pastor discuss interfaith…Christchurch diocese gets new General ManagerEncouragement Read more

Former Scientologist actress returns to Catholicism

Friday, November 6th, 2015

A US actress who wrote a tell-all memoir about her years as a Scientologist has returned to the Catholic faith. Former King of Queens actress Leah Remini left the Church of Scientology in 2013 after decades of membership. “I was always religious. I was baptised as a Catholic. I got my daughter baptised as a Read more

The everywhere of Jesus

Tuesday, September 29th, 2015

Some of the people who convert to Catholicism, come from other Christian traditions.  Others are simply hi-jacked by God. I’m privileged to share a story of the latter kind, the experience of a young woman who had never had any interest in religion. Her passion was architecture, and she was in Rome with a camera, Read more

A trustworthy horse: why I remain Catholic

Friday, June 19th, 2015

I don’t recall being asked but herewith I tell my story – proffered on end of a long stick (as Flannery O’Connor once said) so I can snatch some back if anger is provoked. I was born during WWII and educated at Catholic Schools (1948-1960). Our family practiced its faith even if it didn’t really value a Read more