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Catholic Priest Brutally stabbed minutes before Sunday Mass

Fr. Tomy Mathew, a Catholic priest from Kerala, India, was the victim of a hate crime this weekend. Minutes before his Sunday Mass at St. Matthew’s Parish in Fawkner, Australia, an elderly man approached Fr. Mathew. According to News18, Thiruvallom Bhasi, the editor of a Melbourne daily visiting Thiruvananthapuram, witnessed the event. “While the ceremony










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Funeral Mass for 20 prisoners who died in Haiti’s largest prison

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Most of the inmates who died had never been convicted of a crime Relatives wailed in grief or stared stoically as flowers were placed on 20 caskets at a funeral Mass on Tuesday for the latest group of inmates who died in Haiti’s largest prison, most without ever having been convicted of any crime. Marie










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Man punches auxiliary bishop during Mass at US church

The Mass was being celebrated in honour of baseball Hall of Famer Roberto Clemente An auxiliary bishop with the Archdiocese of Newark, in America, has been attacked during Mass. Essex County authorities say the attack occurred on Saturday at Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart during an event honouring baseball Hall of Famer Roberto Clemente.










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Pope Francis: ‘God listens to all prayers, even angry ones’

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‘Tell God what you feel to his face,’ Francis said during Mass in the chapel of his Vatican residence God “likes to argue with us,” especially when it is difficult to accept his will, Pope Francis said. “Even this is a prayer! He likes it when you get angry and tell him what you feel










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Philippine capital may suspend Mass for fear of terror attacks

An uptick in terrorist activity may cause Masses and other liturgical celebrations to be suspended in the capital city of Manila, Philippines, the country’s bishop’s conference has announced. “The church, for practical purposes, will be more than willing to suspend any liturgical activity if there are threats to the safety of churchgoers,” said Father Jerome










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‘Blessed are those who work for full communion between Christians,’ says Pope in Mass homily

Francis celebrated Mass with Sweden’s Catholic community Pope Francis pressed his call for Christians to forge greater unity, urging Sweden’s tiny Catholic community on Tuesday to set aside divisions with Lutherans as the two Churches commemorate the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. Francis celebrated Mass in the Malmo sports stadium, packed with Nordic Catholics










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Papal liturgist says divisions over worship ‘distort the Mass’

Mgr Guido Marini said it can be better to wait rather than provoking more conflict The papal liturgist has said that Catholics should “never fight” over liturgy. Speaking at a conference of liturgists and musicians, Mgr Guido Marini, the papal master of liturgical ceremonies, told choir members, directors and priests that when Catholics fight over liturgy, “We distort










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