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Pope Francis reaches 40 million followers on Twitter

The Pope has the second highest number of followers for any world leader, behind Donald Trump Pope Francis’s @Pontifex Twitter accounts have reached more than 40 million followers. The papal Twitter accounts, in nine different languages, have grown by over 9 million followers in the past 12 months, representing the interest and attention of “the […]

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1 million Catholics expected to pray rosary to ‘Save Poland and the whole world’

WARSAW, Poland, October 2, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) — One million Poles are expected to pray the Rosary together around the borders of Poland on October 7. LifeSiteNews got in touch with Maciej “Maciek” Bodasiński, one of the organizers of the “Rosary at the Borders” event, to find out more about the initiative. LSN: Who are the […]

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Soldiers attend Mass inside cathedral desecrated by Maute

MANILA— A Mass attended by government troops was held at the St. Mary’s Cathedral for the first time on Sunday since the takeover of Marawi City by Islamic State-aligned Maute group. Presided by a military chaplain, the 7am Eucharistic celebration went on as gunfire and explosions were heard outside the cathedral where walls and roof […]

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Catholicism set to become the largest religion in Scotland

New figures suggest Catholicism will become the largest religion in Scotland in seven years The latest figures from the Scottish Household Survey show the number of Catholics in Scotland remaining stable over the last decade, but a drop in the membership of the Church of Scotland and a rise in the number of people claiming […]

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The Deal with the Eucharistic Fast

By: Fr. Charles Grondin  Full Question Is it a sin if one does not fast before receiving the Eucharist? Answer The essence of sin is not the mere breaking of a law but in the attitude that leads to the breaking of the law (Mark 9:15). The eucharistic fast is in place to help us appreciate […]