- Jan 25, 2020
Churches appear to be less indispensable to small communities than they themselves are inclined to think. The Dutch Catholic weekly Katholiek Nieuwsblad reached that conclusion after long-term research into the effects of church closure on village communities.
Village churches are closing at an increasing rate in the Netherlands.
The situation of Venezuelan refugees in the Netherlands Antilles is dramatic: According to a recent report from Refugees International, it is one of the worst in the region.
Dutch Cardinal Wim Eijk gave an official reaction to the verdict in a landmark euthanasia case, in which a doctor who performed euthanasia on a woman suffering from severe dementia has been acquitted of murder. Last week prosecutors announced their decision to take the case to the Dutch Supreme Court.
A woman whose family sheltered Jews during the Holocaust in the Netherlands has been honored at a parish in New Hampshire.
A new cemetery providing natural burials was recently opened in the Netherlands after years of preparation. The Trappistine Sisters of the Abbey of Koningsoord came up with the idea as a place of consolation and of connection, and of course as a final resting place.