World Catholic News July 8th


Pope Expresses Condolences to Victims of Train Derailment in Quebec

Runaway Oil Train Explosion Kills 15, Leaves Countless Others Missing

Vatican City,  (Zenit.orgJunno Arocho Esteves | 179 hits

Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, the Vatican Secretary of State, sent a message on behalf of Pope Francis expressing the Holy Father’s condolences to the victims of a tragic train derailment that …

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Here is the text of the telegram sent by Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, the Vatican Secretary of State, on behalf of Pope Francis to the victims of a train derailment that occurred in …

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Putting Strange Notions on the Internet

Founder of Catholic-Atheist Dialogue Site Comments on Seeking Truth

New York,  (Zenit.orgKathleen Naab | 569 hits

Catholics are too prone to live in a bubble, says Brandon Vogt, the founder of a new Catholic-atheist dialogue site. And the problem with the bubble-abode, he suggests, is that Our Lord is …

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Pope Francis Decrees Plenary Indulgence for World Youth Day

Partial Indulgence Will Be Granted For Those Who Pray During the Celebrations

Vatican City,  (Zenit.orgJunno Arocho Esteves | 697 hits

In a decree issued today by the Apostolic Penitentiary, Pope Francis has granted an indulgence to all who participate in the 28th World Youth Day celebrations which will be held in Rio de …

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Priests for Life Supporting Vote on Abortion Ban in Texas

Youth Interns Aid in Media Outreach

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Three college students interning with the Priests for Life Youth Outreach Department are on the ground in Austin, Texas, as the state legislature prepares to vote today on a bill that would …

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Answered by Legionary of Christ Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy and dean of theology at the Regina Apostolorum university. Q: I’m a permanent deacon and I was asked by a mother …

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Cardinal Murphy-O’Connor Speaks of Vatican II, Focolare and Ecumenism

Considers 3 Enemies of Unity

London,  ( | 409 hits

Last Saturday, at the Focolare Centre for Unity in Welwyn Garden City, England, Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor delivered a memorial lecture to mark the fifth anniversary of the death of …

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Decree of Plenary Indulgence for World Youth Day

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Here is the translation of the Decree of Plenary Indulgence on the occasion of the 28th World Youth Day in Rio de Janeiro. * * * RIO DE JANEIRO DECREE The gift of Indulgences is granted on …

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