‘We want Mass’: Catholics in France protest ban on public worship

‘We want Mass’: Catholics in France protest ban on public worship

CNA—“On veut la Messe!” (“We want Mass!) signs read as Catholics in France gathered outside churches in multiple cities this weekend calling on the government to allow them to attend Mass during the national lockdown. Protests took place across France, including in Nantes, Strasbourg, Bordeaux, Rennes, and Versailles, Nov. 14 and 15. A Sunday protest…

Mass, procession to mark fourth anniversary of Fr. Jacques Hamel’s murder

Mass, procession to mark fourth anniversary of Fr. Jacques Hamel’s murder

CNA—The Diocese of Rouen, France will mark the fourth anniversary of the murder of Fr. Jacques Hamel with a Mass and procession at the local church on Sunday. Archbishop Dominique Lebrun of Rouen and Archbishop Eric de Moulins-Beaufort of Reims, president of the French bishops’ conference, will be present, according to local media. French Minister…

The U.S. and the Reparations Quandary: Are we really worse than other nations?

The U.S. and the Reparations Quandary: Are we really worse than other nations?

NY Times: “The inaction of Great Britain …. has been not only absurd, but almost criminal.” The recent talks on Capitol Hill about reparations for African American slavery has reignited the topic across the country. Generally, politicians on one side are in favor of monetary reparations to be paid to current descendants of former slaves…

BREAKING: ‘Miracle’: New court decision orders hospital to halt starvation of Vincent Lambert

BREAKING: ‘Miracle’: New court decision orders hospital to halt starvation of Vincent Lambert

May 21, 2019—In Reims, France, the Catholic parent and two of Vincent Lambert’s siblings continue to fight for their son and brother’s life—for his right to be given basic food and water, and his right to a natural death. It has been a gruelling legal battle against the culture of death, in a country where…

France: A Tale of Two Faiths

France: A Tale of Two Faiths

Crisis Magazine—Last March, an Islamist terrorist stormed a supermarket in Trèbes, France, shot two people dead and took others hostage. In negotiations with police, the terrorist agreed to accept a police lieutenant’s offer to swap places with the last hostage, a female cashier. The police officer, Arnaud Beltrame, was subsequently killed. In honor of his…