Archive for May 2015

The Bishop’s Blog: At the Ascension and awaiting the Holy Spirit to renew the face of the earth!

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Pope embraces Abu Mazen and bids him to be an angel of peace

Their meeting in the Vatican lasted twenty minutes and “great satisfaction” was expressed regarding the bilateral agreement. Tomorrow the Palestinian leader will be attending the ceremony for the canonization of the first two modern-day Palestinian saints

(Vatican Insider) 


Relics of St Thérèse of Lisieux’s parents arrive in England

Thousands of Catholics across southern England expected to venerate relics during week-long tour

(The Catholic Herald) 

The Liturgical Booklet for today’s Canonization in Rome is here

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(The Holy See) 

In West Bank, Pax Christi leaders see inequities in water distribution

It took only a slight turn of an eye to see the glaring difference in levels of water availability and consumption between the Israeli agricultural settlement of Petza’el and the three neighboring dusty Palestinian villages just outside Jericho.


Sunday Scripture Speaks: “Go Into the Whole World”

On Ascension Day, Jesus gives His apostles, a group of men singularly lacking in influence, a worldwide mission. How would they be able to pull this off?



Heated climate increases as critics await Francis’ encyclical

It should hardly need saying that whether and how humankind rises to the challenge of environmental stewardship are questions carrying serious moral weight.

(CWR Blog) 


Western world shows same disregard for human life as the Aztecs, says Bishop Davies

Bishop Davies says ‘culture of death’ today threatens those considered to be a financial burden

(The Catholic Herald)

Viewpoint: Cardinal Tagle will be a force in Catholicism for a long time

Right now, the Irish betting firm Paddy Power has Cardinal Luis Antonio “Chito” Tagle of the Philippines as the favorite to be the next pope, giving him 11/2 odds.


The people of Aleppo are losing hope, says bishop

Bishop Audo says that almost everyone would leave Aleppo if they could

The Catholic Herald