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The Catholic Loop | January 21, 2015

The Catholic Loop – Today’s news headlines for the busy Catholic | January 21, 2015 Brisbane Filipinos praised Pope Francis’ recent visit to the their country, saying it has given their people greater faith. Belgian university lecturer Tom Mortier will speak at an international symposium on euthanasia and assisted suicide in Adelaide in May. Western intervention is needed to stop ... Read More »

God’s watching the Philippines

By Emilie Ng MELANIE Canta couldn’t explain the tears that “just flowed” when she caught a glimpse of Pope Francis waving to millions at the last Mass he celebrated during his recent visit to the Philippines. The Manila-born woman returned to her country for the summer holidays, thrilled that it coincided with the Holy Father’s Philippines visit. Standing with almost ... Read More »

Tamil priest sees hope in Pope’s Sri Lankan visit

BRISBANE Tamil priest Dominican Father Pan Jordan has hailed Pope Francis’ recent visit to Sri Lanka as a potential inspiration to the country’s new government. The Pope arrived soon after Maithripala Sirisena was elected president after Mahinda Rajapaksa failed to secure a third term in office. “His visit could be a source of strength to the new government at a ... Read More »

The Catholic Loop | January 20, 2015

The Catholic Loop – Today’s news headlines for the busy Catholic | January 20, 2015 Pope Francis reaffirmed the Church’s teaching on contraception and marriage in interviews, speeches and Homilies from his visit to the Philippines. Thousands marched through Los Angeles to speak up about the dignity of human life, including Hollywood actor and director Eduardo Verastegui. Iraq’s prelate has ... Read More »

Pope urges Catholics to practise ‘responsible parenthood’

Pope Francis

POPE Francis stressed that, despite Church doctrine against contraception, Catholics fail to practise “responsible parenthood” when they have too many children. He also denounced the teaching of “gender theory” in schools, likening it to indoctrination of children by the Nazis and fascists. The Pope made his remarks yesterday (January 19) in an hour-long news conference with reporters accompanying him back ... Read More »

Tears often are only correct response to suffering, Pope tells youths

Pope Francis embraces child

THE realities of life described by young people, especially the tearful question of a 12-year-old girl about why God allows suffering, led Pope Francis to set aside the first text he had prepared for a meeting yesterday (January 18) with the young people of the Philippines. “Certain realities in life can only be seen through eyes cleansed by tears,” the ... Read More »

Pope, at Mass with millions, tells Filipinos to protect the family

Pope Francis and Cardinal Tagle

POPE Francis told a crowd of an estimated six million gathered in a Manila park to protect the family “against insidious attacks and programs contrary to all that we hold true and sacred, all that is most beautiful and noble in our culture”. The Pope’s homily at yesterday’s (January 18) Mass also reprised several other themes he had sounded during ... Read More »

The Catholic Loop – January 16, 2015

The Catholic Loop – Today’s news headlines for the busy Catholic | January 16, 2015  Free expression has limits, Pope Francis said aboard the plane to Manila, the Philippines, adding that “to kill in the name of God is an aberration”.  He also confirmed a canonisation for his US visit. “Many hundreds of thousands” of Filipinos lined the streets Manila, ... Read More »

Exuberant crowds greet Pope in unofficial welcome to Philippines

Pope in Philippines

ALTHOUGH it was not called a welcoming ceremony, Pope Francis was greeted by government and Church officials and an exuberant crowd yesterday (January 15) at Manila’s Villamor Air Base. The Pope arrived 13 minutes earlier than scheduled at the base near Manila’s international airport following a six-hour flight from Colombo, Sri Lanka, over Vietnam and the South China Sea. The ... Read More »

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