- Sep 25, 2020
Market Garden was a disaster for the Allies in World War II. An attempt to invade the Netherlands was stopped by the Germans. Of the 15 British and 3 Polish chaplains involved in the operation, 3 were killed and 10 were taken prisoner.
After being left with a surplus of 20,000 bottles of wine, an internet campaign leaves a Dutch convent’s cellar bare in a matter of days during COVID-19 pandemic.
The number of churchgoers in Dutch parishes has decreased by about 25 percent as a result of the coronavirus crisis, and the elderly and other vulnerable parishioners are especially avoiding Mass because they are scared or cautious.
Cardinal Adrianus Simonis, the former archbishop of Utrecht, died Wednesday at the age of 88.
Cardinal emeritus Adrianus Simonis, who led the Dutch Catholic Church during a period of secularization in society and, after his retirement, had to confront abuse in the church, has died at age 88, his former archdiocese of Utrecht announced Wednesday.
More than a few eyebrows were raised in Dutch Catholic circles, when word came out of Sigrid Kaag’s candidacy to become the party leader of D66, a social-liberal party of The Netherlands known for its anti-religious attitude.