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News in the Church: Morning News July 21, 2024

Credit: Photo courtesy of Father Gabriel Romanelli

News in the Church: Morning News July 21, 2024

By Pål Johannes Nes

Saint of the Day: St. Lawrence of Brindisi

Today, we honor St. Lawrence of Brindisi, a 16th-century Capuchin friar, priest, and Doctor of the Church. Known for his exceptional preaching and deep theological knowledge, St. Lawrence played a significant role in the Counter-Reformation. His tireless missionary work and devotion to the faith have left a lasting legacy in the Church. He is also remembered for his bravery, serving as a chaplain to the Christian forces during battles against the Ottoman Empire.
Read more: St. Lawrence of Brindisi

The Faith of Venezuela’s Presidential Candidates: A Crucial Decision for Catholic Voters

As Venezuela approaches its presidential elections, the faith of the candidates has become a crucial consideration for Catholic voters. Both leading candidates, María Corina Machado and Henrique Capriles, have publicly expressed their Catholic faith, influencing their political platforms and policies. The Venezuelan bishops have emphasized the importance of electing a leader who upholds Christian values and works for the common good, highlighting the Church’s role in guiding the faithful during this critical decision-making process.
Read more: Faith of Venezuela’s Presidential Candidates

Eucharistic Congress: A Moment of Unity for the US Church, Bishop Cozzens Says

Bishop Andrew Cozzens has described the National Eucharistic Congress as a moment of unity for the US Church. Speaking at the event, Bishop Cozzens emphasized the importance of the Eucharist in bringing together Catholics from diverse backgrounds to celebrate their shared faith. The Congress featured a series of Masses, adoration, and catechetical sessions aimed at deepening the understanding and devotion to the Eucharist. This gathering is seen as a significant step towards renewing and strengthening the faith of the American Catholic community.
Read more: Eucharistic Congress

Bishop Andrew Cozzens of Crookston, Minnesota, who spearheaded the U.S. bishops’ initiative of Eucharistic Revival, adores Christ in the Eucharist with tens of thousands of people in Lucas Oil Stadium. Credit: Jeffrey Bruno
Under Patronage of St. Joseph, Parish Priest Re-Starts Schooling for Students in Gaza

In Gaza, a parish priest has re-started schooling for students under the patronage of St. Joseph. Father Mario Da Silva has been instrumental in providing education to children in the war-torn region, despite the ongoing challenges and conflicts. The school offers a safe environment for learning and personal development, emphasizing the importance of education in fostering hope and resilience among young people. Father Da Silva’s efforts reflect the Church’s commitment to serving communities in need, even in the most difficult circumstances.
Read more: Gaza Schooling

National Conference for Single Catholics Promises to Deepen Faith and Foster Human Relationships

The National Conference for Single Catholics, set to take place next month, promises to deepen faith and foster human relationships among participants. The event will feature a variety of workshops, spiritual talks, and social activities designed to support single Catholics in their faith journey and personal growth. Organizers aim to create a welcoming and inclusive environment where attendees can connect with others, share experiences, and build meaningful relationships rooted in their Catholic faith.
Read more: Single Catholics Conference

Angola’s President and Catholic Bishops’ Conference Leadership Reflect on Religious Issues that Threaten Social Peace

In Angola, President João Lourenço and the leadership of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference have met to discuss religious issues that threaten social peace. The discussions focused on addressing tensions between different religious groups and promoting dialogue and cooperation. Both the government and Church leaders emphasized the need for mutual respect and understanding to maintain social harmony and stability. This collaboration highlights the important role of the Church in fostering peace and unity in Angola.
Read more: Angola Religious Issues

St. Elias the Prophet: The Zealous Defender of Faith

The feast of St. Elias the Prophet was celebrated with great reverence, highlighting his role as a zealous defender of the faith. Known for his unwavering commitment to God and his prophetic mission, St. Elias is venerated as a powerful intercessor and protector. The celebrations included special prayers and liturgies, reflecting on his life and the lessons it offers to the faithful today. St. Elias’s example continues to inspire devotion and courage in the face of challenges.
Read more: St. Elias the Prophet

A Girl from Darmstadt Becomes a Grand Duchess, Martyr, and Saint in the Orthodox Church

A touching story from Germany reveals the life of a girl from Darmstadt who became a Grand Duchess, martyr, and saint in the Orthodox Church. Grand Duchess Elizabeth Feodorovna, originally a German princess, dedicated her life to serving the poor and the sick after the assassination of her husband. She founded the Martha and Mary Convent of Mercy and was known for her deep faith and charitable works. Her life and martyrdom during the Russian Revolution have made her a revered figure in the Orthodox Church, symbolizing the transformative power of faith and service.
Read more: Grand Duchess Elizabeth Feodorovna

Thank you for joining us on News from the Church. This is EWTN Norway, wishing you a peaceful and blessed day.

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