St. Teresa of Avila’s handwriting, now on your computer!

St. Teresa of Avila’s handwriting, now on your computer!

Now there’s a computer font based on St. Teresa of Avila’s handwriting Fr. Martín Larios scanned the saint’s writing so we can type exactly as she wrote. Want to write like a saint? Now you can, thanks to the work of a Carmelite priest who has created a computer font based on the actual handwriting […]

Pakistan born Bishop Emeritus to become a Catholic Priest

Pakistan born Bishop Emeritus to become a Catholic Priest

A prominent and retired Church of England bishop once tipped to become a future Archbishop of Canterbury has been received into the Catholic Church, and is set to be ordained as a deacon on October 28, and a priest on October 30 this year. Former Anglican bishop of Rochester, Michael Nazir-Ali was received into the […]

As we get ready to journey together …

As we get ready to journey together …

On Sunday, the 17th of October, Dioceses all over the world [including our own] will inaugurate the Diocesan phase of Sixteenth Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops, it is the first phase of the synod that will conclude with the Bishops Synod in Rome in October 2023. Fr Cedric Prakash SJ reflects on […]

Church must learn to operate under continual threat of persecution

Church must learn to operate under continual threat of persecution

“The Church is having to learn to operate much as the early Church in the book of Acts — under the continual threat of persecution,”  says Release International CEO Paul Robinson. UK based Release International supports Christians around the world who have been forced to flee because of their faith. Christians in Afghanistan have been […]

US: Marching for the Martyrs

US: Marching for the Martyrs

On Saturday, (25th September) the streets of Washington D C were flooded with people walking in solidarity towards a cause often neglected. It was the second annual ‘ March For the Martyrs.’ What martyrs were they walking for ? Even though the world voices the idea of free choice of practicing any religion, doing so […]

Everyone is Awesome, no kidding!

Everyone is Awesome, no kidding!

Who is purple, has a beehive hairdo and is absolutely fabulous? Thus ran the third editorial in The Indian Express on Friday, commenting on one of the mini-figures in a toy collection. And why? The iconic colours of the Pride flag are stepping into the Lego realm with its new ‘Everyone is Awesome’ set. The […]

98 year old survives Covid-19

He’s 98, ‘ survived imprisonment and hardship for being a Catholic and now he’s China’s ‘rock-star Corona Virus Survivor ‘. Bishop Joseph Zhu Baoyu of Nanyang, China, is 98 years old. He fell ill with pneumonia from Covid-19 (the coronavirus first identified in Wuhan, China) on February 3. On February 12 he tested negative, and […]

Europe in turmoil, US Alarmed, Covid 19 spreads

Europe in turmoil, US Alarmed, Covid 19 spreads

The Italian government’s shock decision to quarantine a quarter of its population with a bevy of drastic new restrictions to slow coronavirus contagion threw the country’s north into chaos Sunday (March 8). Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte signed a decree early Sunday morning, while most of the nation slept, enacting quarantine measures that will affect […]

Spain to legalize assisted suicide, Pope condemns the move

Spain to legalize assisted suicide, Pope condemns the move

Madrid, Spain: After Spain’s socialist party tried and failed twice last year to legalize euthanasia and assisted suicide, the lower house of the country’s parliament has now voted to consider a bill that would legalize the practices in certain circumstances. According to Spanish newspaper El País, the bill was approved for consideration in the 350-seat […]

Hail Mary for Syria, Salt and Light …

Hail Mary for Syria, Salt and Light …

In his Angelus address on Sunday, Pope Francis urged Christians to live the “presence and testimony” as “salt” and “light” in the world. “Jesus,” he explained, “invited us not to be afraid to live in the world, even if sometimes there are conditions of conflict and sin in it.” Following the Angelus, the pontiff prayed […]

Italian Bishop reports ‘abusive’ clerics to Police

Italian Bishop reports ‘abusive’ clerics to Police

In what is being spoken of as a ‘historical first’, a bishop has gone to Italy’s  civil authorities to denounce priests and religious brothers accused of sexually abusing minors. Bishop Giovanni Nerbini has broken ranks with the men who lead Italy’s other 225 dioceses. Nerbini, who is bishop of the Diocese of Prato just 16 […]

Operation Vanilla launched by Indian Navy for Relief at Madagascar

Operation Vanilla launched by Indian Navy for Relief at Madagascar

On January 29, 2020 the Indian navy launched operation Vanilla in the Southern Indian Ocean. The operation was launched based on the request received from Madagascar. Madagascar has been hit by a cyclone and there has been heavy flooding and landslips since last week causing loss of lives and displacement of a number of people. […]

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