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The Diocese of the Canary Islands removes Father Báez from the pulpits for justifying the crime committed by Tomás Gimeno
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The Diocese of the Canary Islands removes Father Báez from the pulpits for justifying the crime committed by Tomás Gimeno

The Canary Islands Diocese has separated Fernando Báez Santana, better known as "Father Báez" from his pastoral work for the controversial statements he has made in recent days about the crime committed by Tomás Gimeno, as reported this Thursday by the program Las Cosas Clara, from RTVE. Baéz not only justified Gimeno's actions, but also blamed the mother for the crime for having broken the marriage and for having committed an alleged infidelity. Father Báez had been carrying out this pastoral work for more than 50 years, from which he is now separated, and had six rural churches in the surroundings of Teide. He was a priest considered already controversial by the diocese, of which several co...
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The early Church in the grip of fanaticism

The Church in the face of fanaticism. The example of the early Christiansby Philippe HenneSalvator, 208 p., 20 €Religions are often accused of being intolerant and sources of fanaticism. Christianity is not immune to criticism. However, since its earliest days, it has stood up against certain fanatic practices. This is shown by the Dominican Philippe Henne, a specialist in the Fathers of the Church to whom he has already devoted numerous works (Hilaire de Poitiers, Leon the Great, Jerome, Clement of Alexandria, Gregory the Great…). For this, he studies three major themes: martyrdom, bodily asceticism and sexual relations.If there have been attitudes and excesses in these different areas that today seem unbearable to us, the examination of the texts shows that these be...
Church of Corsica: a new bishop, traditions very much alive
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Church of Corsica: a new bishop, traditions very much alive

In the alleys of the old town of Porto-Vecchio, the abbot Frédéric Constant is known to all and multiplies the warm exchanges. This 44-year-old Corsican priest, who is celebrating his 20th year as a priest, is not cold-eyed and never misses an opportunity to make the Church visible in the city.“The Corsican Church stands among the people, he asserts. Those who look at us from the outside find it hard to understand it and think it is folklore or a tradition that we are trying to carry on. But when there is a procession or a public demonstration, it can stir things up in the hearts of the people. "Corsican religion and identityThis visibility is all the more natural as on the island, the Church remains a respected institution and the Catholic religion is linked with the C...
A renowned musician from San Juan died of Covid: pain in the networks
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A renowned musician from San Juan died of Covid: pain in the networks

Social networks were filled with messages, videos and comments to say goodbye to Martín Munizaga, a renowned singer of tropical music from the Church department. The keyboardist had contracted coronavirus and due to complications in his health, he died yesterday afternoon. Munizaga was a singer in the well-known Royal Band, with which he represented his department in the last edition of the National Sun Festival. Farewell messages flooded social networks with videos of songs performed by Martín Munizaga. "Goodbye Martín, we are going to miss you a lot, the stages and the music will no longer be the same without your presence," reads one of the posts. ...
Can we still have models in the Church?
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Can we still have models in the Church?

Jean Vanier, Marie-Dominique Philippe, Ephraïm, Thierry de Roucy and so many others of these figures who have marked several generations of Catholics recently fell from their pedestal, while we discovered the abuses they committed. Sadness, denial or a feeling of betrayal… This fall of the stars also engendered a deep disarray in many, and a crisis of confidence. Who to follow today? Can we still have models in the Church?And besides, should we have models? In Christianity - as in other religions for that matter - a long tradition invites one to go to the school of a master, a "father", a "mother" or a saint, to progress in the spiritual life. The apostle Paul, already, did not hesitate to enjoin the Corinthians: "Take me as a model, my model is Christ" (1 Co 11.1). ...
Vote on the bioethics law: what place for the word of the Church?
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Vote on the bioethics law: what place for the word of the Church?

84 votes to 43 and 3 abstentions. The National Assembly voted, Thursday, June 9, at third reading, the adoption of the bioethics bill, one of the major measures of which is the legalization of assisted reproduction for all. In the process, the Permanent Council of the Conference of Bishops of France issued a statement expressing its concern about this bill, which should go back to the Senate on June 24. A text that sounds like the end of a long fight, while the Church has always expressed its opposition to the bill.→ READ. Vote on the bioethics law: the bishops reiterate their concerns« We take note of the will of the French, who are in majority in favor of this law, ”Recalls Mgr Jean-Luc Brunin, Bishop of Le Havre. His counterpart from Limoges, Bishop Pierre-Antoine ...
Pastor Rick Warren leaves Saddleback Church leadership
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Pastor Rick Warren leaves Saddleback Church leadership

His work and his method have inspired dozens of Protestant and even Catholic parishes around the world. Pastor Rick Warren, who established the Evangelical Saddleback Church in California in 1980, announced his departure from the pastorship of his church on Sunday, June 6.In his Sunday sermon entitled " How to identify the best time to make a big change, ”Saddleback's senior pastor since its inception announced that the church would embark on a search for a replacement from the following week, in order to make a transition. " This is not the end of my ministry, said the famous pastor. It's not even the beginning of the end. We will make this transition step by step. I envision this new stage in my life with no regrets, no fear and no worries. "Bestselling authorFor no...
Ro Flores confronts Joaquín Prat after Olga’s decision to baptize David: "I was baptized and my mother did not appear"
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Ro Flores confronts Joaquín Prat after Olga’s decision to baptize David: "I was baptized and my mother did not appear"

The Flores family is very united in the face of criticism after the uproar caused by the broadcast of Rocío Carrasco's documentary series. Rocío Flores has become the defender of Olga Moreno on the set of Survivors and defends her tooth and nail so that her father's wife is judged for her passage through the reality and not for information from outside. This week, Olga Moreno He has spoken about his family again, this time about I wish to baptize David Flores and his daughter Lola. These comments have generated much controversy considering that Rocío Carrasco is no longer in her son's life to comment on his baptism under the Catholic Church. Others take away the iron from the matter, taking in...
‘Mare of Easttown’, an in-depth investigation of the family
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‘Mare of Easttown’, an in-depth investigation of the family

This article contains many SPOILERS. You may prefer to read it when you have seen the series. It is no coincidence that Mare of Easttown I ended with a mass. A great mass to which, what funeral of Big Fish, the whole town attends. There are almost all the characters that we have known, dear, of whom we have suspected, in the seven episodes of this miniseries that has already entered the Olympus of the series.On the church bench we see Dawn y Katie Bailey, mother and daughter, recovered from cancer and the terrifying kidnapping that kept us in suspense for much of the season. They are also Frank Sheehan and his fiancee, who have presumably settled their differences and are moving on with t...
Pope changes law to make child abuse crimes against human dignity in canon law
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Pope changes law to make child abuse crimes against human dignity in canon law

Pope Francis has amended Book VI of the Code of Canon Law on criminal sanctions in the (Catholic) Church and has established that labuses of minors are crimes against the dignity of persons, the Vatican reported on Tuesday. This is one of the seven books that make up the Code of Canon Law and its amendment will take effect on December 8."In order to respond adequately to the demands of the (Catholic) Church throughout the world, the need to also review the penal discipline promulgated by Saint John Paul II, on January 25, 1983, with the Code of Canon Law ", the pontiff explained. The revision work began in 2007 with Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI and is now ending with a text that "i...