Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Japan’s Bishops promote peace and the abolition of nuclear weapons

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As Catholics in Japan commemorate the 75th anniversary of the destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki by an atomic bomb, their Bishops take steps to promote peace and abolish nuclear weapons.

Priest’s 100-mile bike ride raises COVID-19 aid for parish—and hope

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Father Christopher Heanue started his morning July 27 by celebrating Mass at 5 a.m. and then took off on a 100-mile bike ride.

Vatican says baptisms that used a modified formula are not valid

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Changing the words of the formula for baptism render the sacrament invalid, said the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.

Pope Francis prays for victims of Lebanon explosion

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At the weekly General Audience, Pope Francis prays for victims of a massive explosion in Beirut on Tuesday, which killed dozens and caused serious destruction.

After Beirut explosion, Lebanon turns to St. Charbel

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At least one massive explosion rocked the Lebanese capital of Beirut Tuesday afternoon, which ignited fires and destroyed buildings in the city’s port area, caused damage across the city, and has reportedly flooded hospitals with casualties.

Archbishop of Kuala Lumpur to the faithful: “Stay safe and be holy”

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“Stay safe and be holy”: is the exhortation that Archbishop Julian Leow Beng Kim, at the head of the Archdiocese of Kuala Lumpur, addressed to the faithful while Malaysia is gradually easing the lockdown of gatherings and religious assemblies, imposed because of Covid-19.