Posts Tagged ‘European unity’

Europe and the church’s role in fostering unity

Thursday, September 6th, 2018

Fostering unity in Europe is something “the Church must never cease working at or doing something for,” Cardinal Reinhard Marx says. “The Church has always viewed the unity of Europe positively, even today. “Nationalism is one of the biggest causes of war,” adds Marx, who is the President of the German Bishops’ Conference. During a Read more

St. Thomas à Becket — the power of his elbow

Friday, June 3rd, 2016

Nearly 850 years after he was murdered in Canterbury Cathedral, St. Thomas à Becket was back over the weekend — at least, a bit of his elbow was — after a week’s tour that raised some oddly topical ghosts and uncomfortable questions. Hundreds came to services to see a translucent fragment that belongs to one of Read more