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S+L BLOG: Bishops in Kazakhstan Say “No” to Communion For Divorced – Perspectives Daily



In Zambia, a cholera epidemic that threatens the lives of more than 14 million people has forced the country’s government, to ban all church services in their capital city of Lusaka. The Zambian government decreed earlier this week, that all gatherings of every nature, including church services, are banned in areas most affected by the epidemic. The ban, they say, is aimed at curbing the spread of the disease and to help make current treatment initiatives more effective. ...read more
Tomorrow, the Polish parliament will vote on an abortion policy that will either increase access to pregnancy termination or significantly reduce it. The government is trying to introduce an “abortion on request” legislation which will make pregnancy termination a more readily available option. ...read more
To celebrate the Feast day of the Epiphany, over 1.2 million people in Poland took part in the “March of the Three Kings” on Saturday. This March is one of the countries largest events that celebrates Poland's 100th anniversary of regained independence.  ...read more
Archbishop Tomash Peta and Bishop Athanasius Schneider recently published a statement called the “Immutable truths about sacramental marriage” where they say that no bishop or group of bishops have the authority to authorize communion for Catholics who are divorced. ...read more
"A presumptuous heart", the Pope said," is full of its own self-importance and is not capable of receiving God’s pardon. Confessing one's sins to God helps people understand that sin not only separates us from God but also, from our brothers and sisters" ...read more
"The focus of the Curia," the Pope said, "must be on service and not on self-preservation or maintaining areas of influence and power. But the process itself, brings to mind a 19th-century saying that says, "carrying out reform in Rome is like cleaning an Egyptian Sphinx with a toothbrush." ...read more