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#AllforJan: Slovakia mourns a young Catholic journalist

March 20, AD 2018 0 Comments
#AllforJan: Slovakia mourns a young Catholic journalist

After Laetare Sunday Mass, a fellow parishioner asked me: “Have you heard of the protests in Slovakia? They are the largest since the fall of Communism! 50,000 people marched in the streets of Slovakia on Friday, and 25,000 on March 2, not to mention even more people gathering in cities across Europe. A 27-year-old investigative […]

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Villa Maria Chapel Upgrade Creates Controversy

February 7, AD 2018 0 Comments
Villa Maria Chapel Upgrade Creates Controversy

By guest writer David Ryan. New South Wales based aged-care organization Catholic Healthcare has become embroiled in controversy over renovation plans for the Villa Maria Hostel in Fortitude Valley, Brisbane, especially its chapel. The controversy hinges on proposed modifications to the chapel within the hostel complex to turn part of it into a café and […]

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Cardinal Pell’s response to his charges

January 9, AD 2018 0 Comments
Cardinal Pell’s response to his charges

The sexual abuse crises in Catholic dioceses from the USA to Ireland have created great distress and fomented considerable media attention. It is a sickening tragedy and grave injustice, always and everywhere, when adults in positions of trust take advantage of vulnerable children and young adults under their supervision. However, it is also a tragedy […]

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The Strange Case of Savita Halappanavar

November 20, AD 2012 5 Comments
The Strange Case of Savita Halappanavar

At this point, the tragic death of Savita Halappanavar is “old” news, in that most people have been at least somewhat aware of of it. Most people in the Catholic and pro-life blogsopheres—to say nothing of the ideologues who oppose us—who will comment on it have already posted their preliminary thoughts. The forces at work […]

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