- Jul 10, 2020
The decision of the Dutch diocese of Haarlem-Amsterdam to suspend and remove gay parish priest Pierre Valkering, was a legitimate one. So ruled both Pope Francis and the Congregation for the Clergy after the parish priest lodged an appeal in Rome.
The annual Corpus Christi procession along the Amsterdam canals was canceled due to coronavirus prevention measures.
Dutch parishes are missing out on thousands in donations and other sources of income as coronavirus measures prevent them from holding public Masses, according to research done by the Dutch Catholic weekly Katholiek Nieuwsblad.
Dutch Catholics are criticizing the Netherland’s Supreme Court ruling on Tuesday that doctors may carry out euthanasia on people with severe dementia, provided they had previously prepared an advance directive.
Pope Francis, despite being the first non-European pontiff since the eighth century, is perhaps the most vocal leader on the Old Continent today making a principled defense of the European Union.