Fr. Fain said he hopes the relics inspire greater devotion to St. Thérèse herself, along with devotion to her family.
In a letter to Denver Catholics, Archbishop Aquila praised “the courage of the survivors who have shared the stories of their abuse.”
According to the Miami Herald, deputies said that Eisel admitted to trying to hurt the deacon, but no information about an incentive behind the attack has been released.
A Catholic bioethicist says Ali’s case deserves careful medical and ethical judgment, and warns that the U.K. has adopted a “problematic” approach to defining death and proper medical care for the severely brain damaged.
Turning to priestly formation in particular, Fr. Pias said there is a particular need to accompany seminarians, since “often there are really good, nice people, but sometimes guys also come who are very broken.”
Pope Francis has wanted to visit Iraq throughout his pontificate, but it has not yet been possible due to the Iraqi Civil War, Iraqi-Kurdish conflict, and continued security concerns in different parts of the country.
The official death toll of the coronavirus in China is 2,666; more than 77,780 have been infected, according to the government.
The group Texas Right to Life said the lawsuit is “a hodgepodge of complaints” and is “selectively targeting smaller cities that have passed the ordinance.”
Pope Francis said Lent is not a time “for useless sermons,” but instead it is “a time of grace” to welcome God’s loving gaze and then to change one’s life.
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