Global Church News

  • UN condemns bomb attacks on schools in Afghanistan

    Apr 22, 2022

    The heads of several UN agencies have denounced the deadly blasts at two schools in Kabul on Tuesday, saying the attacks are strictly prohibited under international humanitarian law.

  • Catholic University to auction Wizard of Oz ‘Dorothy’ dress

    Apr 22, 2022

    The Catholic University of America will auction a million-dollar dress that Judy Garland wore as Dorothy Gale in the 1939 film “The Wizard of Oz.” The university says that the proceeds will go toward educating drama students.

  • Ramos-Horta wins East Timor presidential election

    Apr 22, 2022

    Nobel laureate Jose Ramos-Horta scored a landslide victory in East Timor’s presidential election, according to preliminary results published on April 20 by the election secretariat.

  • Masks no longer necessary inside churches in Spain

    Apr 22, 2022

    Given the improvement in the situation with the COVID-19 pandemic in Spain, a Royal Decree published on April 20 states that the use of masks indoors is no longer mandatory, but keeps in place the requirement for hospitals and public transportation.

  • Catholic psychiatrist urges life balance in increasingly isolated world

    Apr 22, 2022

    Spanish psychiatrist Enrique Rojas (pic), Director of the Spanish Institute of Psychiatrics, believes that the four cornerstones of a person’s psychology are intelligence, will, affectivity, and spirituality. Faith, he said, is what gives a person perspective to see what truly matters.

  • German bishop responds to letter criticising Synodal Path

    Apr 22, 2022

    The head of the German bishops’ conference responded to an open letter from more than 70 bishops from four continents and expressed surprise at some of what they said — and did not say.

  • How to pray the Lord’s Prayer with all creatures

    Apr 22, 2022

    Christians are accustomed to thinking about life in terms of loving God and loving neighbour.

  • St Mark

    Apr 22, 2022

    Most of what we know about Mark comes from the New Testament. He is usually identified with the Mark of Acts 12:12.

  • St Catherine of Siena

    Apr 22, 2022

    The value Catherine makes central in her short life and which sounds clearly and consistently through her experience is complete surrender to Christ.

  • The indulgences offered on Divine Mercy Sunday

    Apr 22, 2022

    An indulgence is the remission of the temporal punishment due to sins which have already been forgiven, and it can be plenary or partial.