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St. Isabel of France: Saint of the Day for Friday, February 26, 2021

Sister of St. Louis and daughter of King Louis VIII of France and Blanche of Castile, she refused offers of marriage from several noble suitors to continue her life of virginity consecrated to God. She ministered to the sick and the poor, and after the death of her mother, founded the Franciscan Monastery of the Humility of the Blessed Virgin Mary at Longchamps in Paris. She lived there in austerity but never became a nun and refused to become abbess. She died there on February 23, and her cult ...

Australian Church releases working document for Plenary Council

A national Church event, the Plenary Council is being held in two phases. The First Assembly is scheduled for Oct. 2-10 in Adelaide and the Second is in July next year.

Covid-19: Vaccination and border controls under spotlight

France and Germany are stepping up controls at their common border, while the Bishops of Ireland call on people in the country to join the vaccination campaign against COVID-19.

Myanmar: Rival protest groups clash as pressure grows to resolve crisis

Supporters of Myanmar’s military attack anti-coup protesters in Yangon, as international pressure grows to find an end to the crisis.

US Bishops: Equality Act discriminates against people of faith and threatens unborn life

In a letter to Congress, several committee chairmen of the US Bishops’ Conference have expressed their opposition to proposed legislation, warning that it poses legal and social threats to citizens.

Gospel Truth: Second Sunday of Lent, 28 February

In this week's edition of "Gospel Truth”, the late Jill Bevilacqua and Seán-Patrick Lovett bring us readings and reflections from the Gospel of Saint Mark 9:2-10 for the Second Sunday of Lent.

St. Tarasius: Saint of the Day for Thursday, February 25, 2021

St. Tarasius was subject of the Byzantine Empire. He was raised to the highest honors in the Empire as Consul, and later became first secretary to the Emperor Constantine and his mother, Irene. When being elected Patriarch of Constantinople, he consented to accept the dignity offered to him only on condition that a General Council should be summoned to resolve the disputes concerning the veneration of sacred images, for Constantinople had been separated from the Holy See on account of the war ...

Brazil: Churches open their doors to thousands displaced by floods

Churches open their doors in Brazil's western Amazon region after days of flooding cause the displacement of thousands of families.

COMECE calls on European Parliament to protect all life

European Bishops have emphasized the importance of the protection of care of all life in a letter to the President of the European Parliament in the wake of a recent resolution on abortion in Poland.

Faith shines bright amid the darkness in Myanmar

As protests against the military coup continue in Myanmar, women religious accompany their people in the “fighting and protesting to end military dictatorship, to get justice and peace”.