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27 Jan 2015 Articles No comments

When can you stay home from Mass?

 The obligation? The Code of Canon Law states: On Sundays and other holy days of obligation, the faithful are obliged to assist at Mass. They are also…

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16 Jun 2015 Exhortations Vatican Comments (1)

Parents transmit church teaching on marriage by example, pope says

Children need to see their parents kiss each other, complement each other and resolve arguments peacefully, Pope Francis said. "Dear parents, your children n…

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02 Aug 2016 News No comments

Crowdfunding campaign launched to save Welsh chapel where martyrs said Mass

The Gunter Chapel in Wales faces destruction unless funds can be raised to protect and repair it. A new campaign is underway to save a 17th century chapel wher…

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14 Sep 2016 News Comments (1)

Why is Tom Cruise featured in ISIS' in 'worst ever video'? (WARNING: DISTURBING IMAGES)

A bizarre video released by the Islamic State features Muslim celebrations for their holy festival Eid al-Adha. The shocking footage featured clips from Tom …

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04 Jan 2016 News Vatican No comments

Read Homily and Watch: Pope Francis Opening Holy Door in Basilica of St Mary Major

The Holy father celebrated mass at the basilica in Rome, which is also known as Our Lady of the Snows, on the Solemnity of Mary the Mother of God; there he also…

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06 Nov 2014 Q&A Comments (22)

Jesus gave the Eucharist after everybody had eaten, so why do Catholics have to fast before Mass?

Full Question Jesus gave the Eucharist at the end of the Last Supper after he and the apostles had already eaten a meal, so why do Catholics have to fast b…

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23 Mar 2016 Asia-Pacific News No comments

Christian convert stabbed to death by Islamic State said he was aware of the dangers he faced

The barbaric Islamic militant group ISIS, has claimed responsibility for the killing of Hussein Ali Sarkar, a Christian convert stabbed to death on Tuesday in B…

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18 Jul 2015 Articles No comments

Our Lady of the Rosary

Our Lady of the Rosary Feast Day: October 7th When the Holy League fleet of Christian allied forces (the Papacy, Spain, the Republic of Venice, Knights Hosp…

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12 Sep 2014 Vatican No comments

Francis encourages us as did Don Bosco, Lateran rector says

Vatican City, Sep 11, 2014 / 03:27 pm .- As the bicentenary of the birth of St. John Bosco approaches, a Salesian who is rector of the Pontifical Lateran Univer…

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Saint Vincent de Paul in helping the Poor save taxpayers ‎£11million per year

The research, by economists Oxera, found that the visits made to the isolated and lonely by the Saint Vincent de Paul volunteers, helped improve their mental health, helped them navigate “the system” better, and enhanced their skills, their educational opportunities and their employment chances. The Research also found that the visit is benefit to the society.

The Saint Vincent de Paul’s 10,000 volunteers make half a million visits to vulnerable people each year, according to the study of the research.

This resulted in an improvement to their quality of life and a reduction in costs to the NHS and social services.

Although it is difficult to quantify the impacts precisely, the report said, “we calculated that the SVP’s befriending activities result in an economic welfare improvement of about £11 million per year”.

Every £1 spent by the SVP results in £2.87 in benefits, according to the report.

Helen O’Shea, a trustee of the SVP, said: “We see every day at first hand the benefits of our visits to isolated people, in terms of their emotional and psychological well being. Now we have confirmation from economists that our visits also have substantial financial benefits as well.”


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