Daily Archives: February 2, 2018

A World-Wide Petition to the Bishops – for Kneelers

By Marco Tosatti at OnePeterFive: Today we want to relaunch an initiative which seems to us both legitimate and desirable, at a moment in which the sense of the sacred is being continually eroded, also within the Church, by other … Continue reading

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Candlemas: The Presentation of the Lord and The Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary

In many cultures, including in some Latin countries today, Candlemas marks the end of the Christmas season. It is celebrated on February 2nd, the 40th day after Christmas, and is technically known as the Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary. … Continue reading

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Fr Werefried van Straaten – beloved ‘bacon priest’ of post-war Europe

On January 31st, 20o3, fifteen years ago, Fr Werefried van Straaten went to his eternal rest.  He had celebrated his 90th birthday just two weeks before his death. Fr Werenfried van Straaten is almost a legend in the Catholic Church. … Continue reading

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