Daily Archives: November 4, 2011

Irish Minister defends closure of Embassy to the Holy See.

The Irish Embassy to the Vatican, Villa Spada Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs Eamon Gilmore has again defended the Government’s decision to close the Irish Embassy to the Vatican. He was speaking after Cardinal Seán Brady expressed his “profound … Continue reading

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England to welcome St John Vianney’s heart

A Knights of Columbus honour guard processes with a reliquary containing the incorrupt heart of St John Vianney (Photo: CNS) By MADELEINE TEAHAN, The heart of the patron saint of priests, St John Vianney, will be venerated in the Diocese of Shrewsbury … Continue reading

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VATICAN CITY, 4 NOV 2011 (VIS) – Given below is the text of a declaration made yesterday by Holy See Press Office Director Fr. Federico Lombardi S.J. in response to a note issued by the Irish Foreign Ministry announcing the … Continue reading

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Dissenting Catholics’ Modernity Problem

From Crisis Magazine By Samuel Gregg Judging from the hundreds of thousands of Germans who attended and watched Pope Benedict XVI’s September trip to his homeland (not to mention the tsunami of commentaries sparked by his Bundestag address), the pope’s … Continue reading

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