An Exposition Tabernacle: One Solution to That French “Desecration” Problem

Bishop Pascal Roland, bishop of the Diocese of Bellay-Ars in France, has ordered that the Blessed Sacrament be removed from all tabernacles in his diocese, and the tabernacle doors kept open to show that it is empty.  After thieves desecrated ten churches in the diocese since October, stealing consecrated hosts from five of them, the bishop ordered that consecrated hosts be kept in a more secure location.The Diocese of Bellay-Ars described the most recent thefts on its … [Read more...]

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French Woman Marries a Dead Guy

'Til death do us part?In these days of marriage equality, men can marry men; a woman can marry a warehouse or a bridge or a corporation; so why can't a woman marry a dead guy?Now, a French woman is planning to do just that.Michel died two years ago of a heart attack; but his fiancee, Pascale, is ever the romantic--and the lovebirds will soon be wed with the express permission of French President François Hollande.Charisma News explains the little-known French law which allows pos … [Read more...]

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Lourdes Approves Repair Plans, After Last Year’s Flooding

Almost a year after floods swept through southwestern France, the Shrine of our Lady of Lourdes is finally about to be repaired.It was June 2013 when the normally placid Gave de Pau River broke its banks, swamping much of southwestern France and leaving the famed pilgrimage site under water for two days.  Work crews rushed to clear mud and remove debris after the massive flood; but the grotto had been inundated by floodwaters, causing millions of dollars in damage and making the area unsafe … [Read more...]

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