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The so-called “luxury bishop” or “Bishop Bling” of Limburg, Germany, agreed to pay a fine of 20,000 euros rather than contest charges that he perjured himself before the Hamburg District Court.
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More people live longer, but their quality of life may actually worsen because too often the elderly are not respected and, when they get ill, they may be abandoned, said speakers at a Vatican conference.
A Catholic group with “an ecumenical vocation” will establish a community of prayer at the headquarters of the leader of worldwide Anglican Communion.
Pope Francis said he goes to Confession every two weeks, knowing that God never tires of forgiving those who repent, but also knowing that having a priest say “I absolve you” reinforces belief in God’s mercy.
Catholic education should not be taken for granted, John Garvey, president of The Catholic University of America in Washington, told a group of Catholic journalists Nov. 7.
Pope Francis holds a bronze reliquary containing the relics of St. Peter the Apostle on the altar during a Mass in St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican Nov. 24.
Pope Francis embraces Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle of Manila before blessing a mosaic of St. Pedro Calungsod during a meeting with the Philippine community at St. Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican Nov. 21.
The closest vote at the Second Vatican Council was over whether to discuss the Virgin Mary in a separate document or to include that discussion as part of its document on the Church.
Two famous men died Nov. 22, 1963. The first did so in the most dramatic way possible, assassinated in the full glare of publicity on the streets of Dallas; the second in relative obscurity, in the upstairs bedroom of his simple home on the outskirts of Oxford, England.
About 40,000 Filipinos call Edmonton home. Hundreds of them and other Catholics jammed St. Theresa Church Nov. 13, to pray for their homeland, devastated by Typhoon Haiyan in early November.