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They lived Christianity: Italy's saints of social action :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)


By Andrea Gagliarducci

Turin, Italy, May 15, 2015 / 04:25 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis’ upcoming visit to Turin is an opportunity to reflect on the outstanding group of saints whose lives embodied Catholic social teaching in 19th century Turin, when the Piedmont region underwent an industrial revolution and secularizing trends amid struggles to build a unified Italian state. 660 more words

El Nino is here

Today the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) have announced that El Niño has officially began in the tropical Pacific.

El Niño is often associated with below-average winter and spring rainfall over eastern Australia, and above-average daytime temperatures over the southern half of the country. 197 more words

Deadite Interest

No.  Ash Wednesday is actually of pagan origin and was admitted into the church beliefs of the Catholic Church a few hundred years after Christ. This was the era when Constantine was attempting to weld pagans and Christians into a unit within the Roman kingdom. 186 more words

Bible Questions

Grace builds on Nature

We are told that March (2013) was  an unseasonably warm month, with temperatures exceeding the “average” for this time of the year (autumn in the Southern Hemisphere). 437 more words

Liturgical Seasons

Married Lent

This past Lenten season was the most meaningful one to me yet. It probably has a lot to do with this being the first Lent as a married person. 1,503 more words

Faith

Benjamin Yellowitz - 'Ash Wednesday' single out now

Where and when did you first discover your interest in music?

It all started with Heart FM! I love the fact that so many kids grow up listening to a station playing golden oldies! 710 more words

Single

Lent and Me .... 40 days without sugar

I never wrote about me ending Lent. Around that time I had a few personal problems that tried me to my limits but I carried on and I saw it through right to the end. 267 more words