CATHOLIC NEWS OF THE WEEK . Saturday, 11 November 2017

TORONTO (SE): Displaying an unusual sign on its website reading Celebrating 99 Years, the only mission society to have come out of English-speaking Canada has announced that it is celebrating the unusual anniversary because it will not be having a centennial, as it is closing its doors...

Manila (UCAN): A group of lawyers and law students launched an alliance called Lawyers Against Extrajudicial Killings in Manila on November 2 to coordinate a series of legal challenges to the thousands of drug-related killings and other human rights abuses committed by the agents of the...

A brave chaplain honoured
OPELOUSAS (SE): Father Joseph Lafleur, a chaplain in the United States of America (US) military forces during World War II has been posthumously honoured with the Distinguished Service Cross and Purple Heart.
 
On October 17, in...

VATICAN (SE): The Vatican is putting its stamp on the Reformation and Counter-Reformation, or at least putting the two historical events with significant anniversaries being marked this year on a stamp.
 
The Vatican Philatelic and Numismatic Bureau is releasing two postage...

PARIS (SE): Why western nations get indignant about China removing crosses from churches in Zhejiang and other parts of the country but think it is fair enough to remove them in their own backyards can be a bit of a mystery.
 
However, the Conseil d’Etat in France (Council...

MANILA (AsiaNews): The largest resistance group in Mindanao, the Moro Islamic Liberation Front, has promised to provide security for a resettlement programme organised by the Church for the hundreds of thousands of people displaced by the siege of the city of Marawi.
 
The...

DUBLIN (SE): The Students Union of the University College Dublin has passed a move impeach its president, Katie Ascough, for her stand on the protection of life.
 
Of the 6,572 members of the union, 4,540 voted for the impeachment, with 2,032 casting against it.
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BERLIN (SE): The Global Catholic Climate Movement announced on October 3 that a coalition of 40 Catholic institutions has decided to pull out its collective investments in fossil fuel-related industries estimated to be worth over $US5 trillion ($38.75 trillion) and place it in more...

MANILA (UCAN): On All Souls Day in The Philippines people light a candle at the graves of bodies that have lost their souls, but for the families of the hundreds of people who have been forcibly disappeared they can only light one for the souls of lost bodies.
 
These are...

ROME (SE): The Brothers of the Cord, as the Franciscans used to be known are celebrating an 800-year presence in the Holy Land.
 
In 1217, the seraphic, as the minister general used to be known, opened up the dimension of universal mission at a chapter that convened at Pentecost...