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  • Quebec bishop gets Vatican OK for nun to officiate at wedding

    Quebec bishop gets Vatican OK for nun to officiate at wedding

    • Aug 2, 2017

    A priest shortage led a Canadian bishop to make a request through the Vatican’s Congregation for Divine Worship and the Sacraments for permission to have Sister Pierrette Thiffault of the Sisters of Providence perform a wedding ceremony.

  • Dutch cardinal: Bishops warned of euthanasia’s slippery slope

    Dutch cardinal: Bishops warned of euthanasia’s slippery slope

    • Aug 2, 2017

    The Netherlands became the world’s first country to legalize euthanasia and assisted suicide in 2002 and has since witnessed a rapid increase in related deaths, with 20 now occurring daily, according to a May report by the Regional Euthanasia Commission. A new assisted suicide bill, introduced in 2016, would allow healthy people suffering nonmedical conditions such as “loneliness, bereavement, limited mobility and decline from old age” to be helped to die by a nonprofessional “assistant-in-suicide.”

  • Ottawa archbishop surprised by negative reaction to robotic spider on cathedral

    Ottawa archbishop surprised by negative reaction to robotic spider on cathedral

    • Aug 1, 2017

    A gigantic mechanical spider called Kumo caused quite the stir in Ottawa, Ontario. A spectacle, which included pyrotechnics, music and robotic spiders, took place before the city’s Notre Dame Cathedral but some called it out for being “demonic,” “disrespectful” and even “sacrilegious.”

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