Korean religious leaders call for a true peace treaty between North and South

As political tensions mount on the Korean peninsula, religious leaders held an inter-religious ceremony in Seongju to mark the end of the Korean war and to plead for peace on August 3. “The Korean peninsula is a powder keg ready to explode and cause another war,” said Bishop Hyginus Kim Hee-joong, the president of the Korean Catholic bishops’ conference. Noting that the Korean War ended in a truce rather than a peace treaty, he said a renewal of conflict would “collapse the whole of northeast Asia.” The Korean bishop expressed…

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Pope Francis expected to visit Myanmar in November

Pope Francis will focus on trying to improve the troubles of about a million ethnic Muslim Rohingyas when he visits Myanmar, in the first ever papal visit to the country, in the last week of November after being personally invited by President Htin Kyaw, ucanews.com reported on 7 August. News of his visit, which has leaked out of the Vatican but is not expected to be officially announced until next month, has already drawn the ire of hard-line Buddhist groups according to the report. Bishop Raymond Sumlut Gam of Banmaw in Kachin…

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DEATH IN GOD’S HOUSE: A tribute on the death of the faithful at St. Philip’s Ozubulu.

DEATH IN GOD’S HOUSE: A tribute on the death of the faithful at St. Philip’s Ozubulu. Driving home after celebrating the Holy Mass, heard on radio midday news that blood has been shed at St. Philip’s. What has happened again? The question I asked myself. Sequel of the numerous diverse reports concerning the incident, it has become really difficult to tell exactly the story of why and how the killings occurred. However, I can tell now for certain that some among other children of God who went to worship God…

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Reading for Wednesday, Eighteenth Week in Ordinary Time Year A. Memorial: Saint Teresa Benedicta of the Cross, Virgin and Martyr. Liturgical Colour: green/red First Reading: (Numbers 13: 1-2, 25 – 14: 1, 26a-29a, 34-35) Responsorial Psalm:  (Psalms 106: 6-7ab, 13-14, 21-22, 23) Gospel: (Matthew 15:21-28)

First Reading: (Numbers 13: 1-2, 25 – 14: 1, 26a-29a, 34-35) Responsorial Psalm:  (Psalms 106: 6-7ab, 13-14, 21-22, 23) Gospel: (Matthew 15:21-28)   First Reading: (Numbers 13: 1-2, 25 – 14: 1, 26a-29a, 34-35) And there the Lord spoke to Moses, saying: Send men to view the land of Chanaan, which I will give to the children of Israel, one of every tribe, of the rulers. And they that went to spy out the land returned after forty days, having gone round all the country, And came to Moses and Aaron…

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Scottish Bishop celebrates Mass on bus

Bishop John Keenan of Paisley celebrated Mass on a bus on Saturday in what was described as the first celebration of its kind in Britain. The “Mercy Bus” had been on a week-long tour of central Scotland. Volunteers handed out cake and tea and priests heard Confessions on the top deck. The initiative was the idea of Friends of Divine Mercy Scotland. –CATHOLIC HERALD

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Nigerian Catholic priest who resigned from priesthood: I regret criticizing Catholic Church.

Popular Uyo-based Catholic Priest and radio preacher, Reverend Father Patrick H. Edet has opened up that he regrets criticizing the Roman Catholic Church. He said he regrets his actions because he didn’t have to, saying he sometimes feels guilty after criticizing the church and its doctrine. Excerpts below… “I regret any moment I openly criticize the Catholic Church because I didn’t have to. Sometimes saying things I didn’t have to say. I realized this because my heart has moved on. Then I used to say I didn’t have to and…

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