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The heart of London is the home of martyrs

Tyburn site of the martyrs

Brisbane photo-journalist Alan Edgecomb writes about his visit to the Tyburn Tree, a place in London where 105 Catholics were martyred during the Reformation. THEY were hanged, drawn and quartered for refusing to take the oath attached to the Act of Succession. I know little of English history, so I was surprised when Borsbane Oratory priest Fr Adrian Sharp spoke ... Read More »

‘His final sacrifice summed up a whole lifetime’

FR Jacques Hamel sacrifice was perfectly united to the sacrifice of Jesus Christ that he was celebrating at the altar when he was killed, Brisbane Archbishop Mark Coleridge said. The priest was murdered in northern France, after being taken hostage with a handful of other faithful during a weekday morning Mass on July 26. Archbishop Coleridge said beyond the horror ... Read More »

Archbishop Romero’s beatification will be soon, Vatican official says

Woman prays at Romero's tomb

SALVADORAN Archbishop Oscar Romero will be beatified in San Salvador “certainly within the year and not later, but possibly within a few months”, the postulator or chief promoter of the archbishop’s sainthood cause Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia said. Speaking to reporters yesterday (February 4), the day after Pope Francis formally recognised that the slain Salvadoran archbishop was killed “in hatred of ... Read More »

The Catholic Loop | January 12, 2015

The Catholic Loop – Today’s news headlines for the busy Catholic | January 12, 2015 Pope Francis compared God’s Word to “a mother’s nourishing milk” in a baptism homily for 33 babies. France is in “a state of shock” but Paris Cardinal André Vingt-Trois urged the French to respond with “moderation, temperance and control”. Christian Mosul refugees are grateful to be alive in ... Read More »

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