Pope’s ‘airplane wedding’ was valid

Unusual ceremony 36,000 feet above Chile is supported by church laws despite criticism of the pontiff’s actions Paul de Leon, Manila International January 31, 2018 In recent weeks, cyberspace has been filled with comments pertaining to the validity of the “airplane wedding” officiated by Pope Francis. Cruising at an altitude of …

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Chancery warns against ‘Maria Divine Mercy’ and Fabienne Guerrero

The two claim that they have received divine revelations LAST November, it was reported that a group of individuals was distributing unusual devotional objects within Singapore’s Catholic community. Later, a charismatic speaker gave talks about her reconversion to Catholicism. These episodes are related to a much larger phenomenon which Catholics …

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Pope recognizes martyrdom of Trappists in Algeria, clearing path to beatification

Inés San Martín Jan 27, 2018 VATICAN CORRESPONDENT ROME – It’s official: A bishop, seven Trappist monks and 11 other religious men and women killed by extremists in Algeria between 1994 and 1996 have been recognized as martyrs by Pope Francis on Saturday. The decree signed by the pontiff was released …

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Traslacion 2018 attracts 4 million Black Nazarene devotees

By: Jhoanna Ballaran– Reporter / @JhoannaBINQ INQUIRER.net / 06:04 PM January 09, 2018 Around 4 million devotees have joined this year’s Traslacion of the Black Nazarene, the Philippine National Police (PNP) said Tuesday. The Plaza Miranda Police Community Precinct (PCP) monitoring the annual procession estimated the crowd at around 4 million as of …

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Bro. Gregorio Lima Hontomin, OP: A Wonderful Dominican Cooperator Brother

I never met Bro. Gregorio in person but putting together the bits and pieces of the stories about him, one can easily discover that there is something special about him. From the point of view of our faith, Bro. Gregorio was someone who lived his Christian life, as a Dominican …

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Pope to media: Disinformation, one-sided reporting are grave sins

Associated Press / 09:17 AM December 17, 2017 VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis is criticizing journalists who dredge up old scandals and sensationalize the news, saying it’s a “very serious sin” that hurts all involved. Francis, who plans to dedicate his upcoming annual communications message to “fake news,” told Catholic media …

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No, Pope Francis Is Not Changing the Lord’s Prayer

by Jimmy Akin Newspapers and websites erupted over the weekend with headlines like: Lord’s Prayer: Pope Francis calls for change (BBC) Pope Francis proposes change to the Lord’s Prayer (AOL) Pope Francis wants to change the Lord’s Prayer – Here’s why (Catholic.Org) Pope Francis calls for Lord’s Prayer translation to be changed (Catholic Herald) Shame …

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