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Number of Tabernacles on Parish Grounds

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By Fr. Edward McNamara Answered by Legionary of Christ Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy and dean of theology at the Regina Apostolorum university. Q: Is it permissible for a parish to reserve consecrated hosts in more than one tabernacle on the same parish grounds? My elementary understanding and reading of the Code of Canon […]

BREAKING: Italy Grants Alfie Evans Italian Citizenship for Transfer

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By Deborah Castellano Lubov At the last minute, when the 23-month-old Briton Alfie Evans was to be “unplugged” by Liverpool Hospital on April 23, 2018, Vatican media reported that Italy had granted him Italian citizenship. The government hopes that this will allow baby Alfie’s transfer to the Vatican’s Bambino Gesù in Rome, which, with Pope […]

The Only Master of Life is God

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By Jim Fair An old news editor I worked with long ago had a rule for what makes a “trend” story. It went like this… If something unusual happens, you have just an unusual incident. If something like it happens again, it might be just a coincidence. But when it happens the third time, there […]

Syria: Reconstruction Continues in Nineveh Plain

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By ZENIT Staff Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) continues to help in the reconstruction in the Nineveh Plain – its “Marshall Plan” to support the Christians of Iraq. Less than a year after the opening of the first sites in the villages of Bartella, Karamless, and Qaraqosh, May 8, 2017, the results achieved […]

FORUM: The Value of a Single Human Life

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By Cardinal Donald Wuerl Below is a reflection of Cardinal Donald Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington, entitled ‘The Value of a Single Human Life’ from Cardinal Wuerl’s blog: *** This weekend, the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum marked the 25th anniversary of its dedication and opening. With our nation having experienced in recent years a tragic crisis […]

Bambino Gesù: Miniaturized Heart Pump Saves 3-Year-Old Girl’s Life

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By ZENIT Staff HERE YOU FIND PICTURES AND VIDEO A team of cardiac surgeons at the Bambino Gesù Children’s Hospital, in Vatican City, saved the life of a 3-year old baby girl whose heart was failing by implanting a miniaturized heart pump, developed with funding from the United States National Institutes of Health (NIH), precisely […]

24th Meeting of Council of Cardinals In Progress

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By Deborah Castellano Lubov The 24th meeting of the Council of Cardinals is taking place in the Vatican. The C9, as the group is commonly called, is studying the plans for reforming the Apostolic Constitution “Pastor Bonus” on the Roman Curia. The meeting began this morning and concludes on Wednesday. The Council of Cardinals consists […]

Eucharist Unites

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By Zenit Team Pope Francis: The Eucharist Reconciles us and Unites us Audience Pilgrims from Dioceses of Bologna and Cesena-Sarsina Pope Francis: The Eucharist Reconciles us and Unites us Audience Pilgrims from Dioceses of Bologna and Cesena-Sarsina Venerable English College: Pope Speaks of Love Overcome Fear with Prayer, Love and Sense of Humor Regina Coeli […]

Pontifical Commission for Protection of Minors Hears from Survivors

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By ZENIT Staff The Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors (PCPM) met this week in Plenary Assembly in Rome. The first day of the meeting was dedicated to hearing from members of the Survivor Advisory Panel (SAP) of the National Catholic Safeguarding Commission from England and Wales. The gathering was part of the PCPM’s […]