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The Sacred Heart of Jesus Devotion

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Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus represents acts of veneration of His physical heart, united to his divinity, as the symbol of his redemptive love.

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Patriarch sees youth festival as ‘restart’ of Church in Iraq

Wed, 2017-08-02 02:34

550 Chaldean Catholic youth gathered for a festival in Alqosh, a Christian town in northern Iraq that was on the border of ISIS territory during the height of its power.

India: prelate calls for continued advocacy on behalf of dalits

Wed, 2017-08-02 02:21

An Indian archbishop called for continued advocacy on behalf of members of the lower dalit castes, formerly known as untouchables.

Pontiff resumes general audiences, reflects on baptism as gate of hope

Wed, 2017-08-02 02:02

Resuming his Wednesday general audiences following a month-long hiatus, Pope Francis devoted his August 2 audience to baptism as the gate of hope.

2.5 million Russians venerated St. Nicholas’ relics; patriarch thanks Pope

Wed, 2017-08-02 01:45

As the relics of St. Nicholas left Russia, the Moscow Patriarchate announced that over 2.5 million Russians venerated the relics during their nine weeks in Moscow and Saint Petersburg.

Archbishop: Trump failed to address essence of transgender issue

Wed, 2017-08-02 01:01

The Archbishop for the Military Services has issued a statement in response to President Donald Trump’s announcement on Twitter that persons who identify themselves as transgender will not be permitted to serve in the military.

Pope links Marian devotion, missionary spirit

Wed, 2017-08-02 00:20

In a message to a Brazilian Catholic youth gathering, Pope Francis linked Marian devotion with a missionary spirit.

Appraising lay leaders of Vatican press office after a year

Tue, 2017-08-01 11:51

John Allen of Crux notes that one year has passed since the Greg Burke took over as director of the Vatican press office, with Paloma Garcia Ovejero as his deputy.

English bishop fears government’s anti-extremism policy could turn against Christians

Tue, 2017-08-01 11:39

A British government program designed to discourage religious extremism could affect Christians, the Catholic bishop of Shrewsbury warns.

Canadian cardinal would approve funeral after assisted suicide

Tue, 2017-08-01 11:30

Cardinal Gerald Lacroix of Quebec City has indicated that he would approve funerals for Catholics who opted for physician-assisted suicide.

Russian Orthodox catechism will embrace ecumenism

Tue, 2017-08-01 09:58

A new catechism for the Russian Orthodox Church willl defend ecumenism, responding to criticism from hard-line Orthodox leaders who reject ecumenical work as a danger to the integrity of their faith.

Vatican releases statement for World Day of Tourism

Tue, 2017-08-01 09:54

The Vatican’s new dicastery for Integral Human Development has issued a statement for World Tourism Day, emphasizing the need for tourism that is compatible with sustainable development.

Venezuelan bishops reject ‘illegal’ vote, blame government for violence

Tue, 2017-08-01 09:47

The Catholic bishops of Venezuela have rejected as “illegal and invalid” the national ballot that was held July 30 to elect a new parliament.

Hong Kong cardinal retires

Tue, 2017-08-01 02:36

Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Cardinal John Tong Hon, 78, from the pastoral governance of the Diocese of Hong Kong.

Justice Dept. argues Civil Rights Act does not bar discrimination on basis of sexual orientation

Mon, 2017-07-31 22:35

In a recent 36-page brief, the US Justice Department argued that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of sex, does not prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation

US bishops’ conference grants nearly $6M to assist Church in Latin America, Haiti

Mon, 2017-07-31 22:17

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Subcommittee on the Church in Latin America recently granted nearly $4 million to 244 projects to assist the work of the Church in Latin America and the Caribbean. These grants are funded by a collection that is taken up in January in many dioceses.

Novena for peaceful elections in Kenya

Mon, 2017-07-31 21:56

As Kenyans prepare to elect a president and members of the national assembly on August 8, the nation’s bishops invited the faithful to join them in a novena for peaceful elections.

Vatican official links evangelization, defense of life

Mon, 2017-07-31 21:43

The president of the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of New Evangelization said that the defense of human life and the new evangelization as inseparable.

Catholic named to government post in Bangladesh

Mon, 2017-07-31 21:27

A Catholic woman has been named acting secretary of one of Bangladesh’s 31 cabinet ministries—the highest government position a Catholic has attained in the largely Muslim nation.

Pope’s August prayer intention: artists

Mon, 2017-07-31 21:07

Pope Francis’s prayer intention for August is for artists, that “artists of our time, through their ingenuity, may help everyone discover the beauty of creation.”

Archbishop of Canterbury sees ‘infinitesimally small’ chance of Brexit by 2019

Mon, 2017-07-31 08:16

The leader of the Church of England has said that he sees only an “infinitesimally small” chance that the United Kingdom will complete the process of withdrawal from the European Union by March 2019.