Here are a couple of noteworthy and encouraging bits of news.
I read at Messa in Latino that in Croatia a new 25 Kune coin has been issued with the image of an unborn child.
Archbishop - Avignon - Cattenoz - Avignon - Festival
The Archbishop of Avignon’s [Jean-Pierre Cattenoz] homily broadcast during the Avignon Festival that champions performing arts has evoked strong criticism especially since the archdiocese also canceled a fundraising campaign in objection to some of the images and messages displayed during the festival.
On Sunday July 15, in the middle of the Avignon Festival, Archbishop Jean-Pierre Cattenoz’s Mass in the Avignon Cathedral was broadcast on Radio France Culture.
Festival - Occasion - Jesus - Call - Evangelism
“The Festival is a marvelous occasion for us to answer Jesus’ call to evangelism,” said the archbishop.
The month-long Avignon Festival, founded in 1947, is one of the most important contemporary performing arts events in the world.
Sunday - Masses - Avignon - Cathedral - Festival
It is traditional to broadcast one of the Sunday Masses in Avignon Cathedral during the Festival. What was new this year, however, was that the archbishop decided to give the homily himself.
His focus was on “gender, the theme of this year’s festival” and he also called for “conversion and the discovery of the message of the Gospel.”
Wednesday - Mass - Article - Archbishop - Homily
On the Wednesday after the Mass, an article criticizing the archbishop’s homily was published in the weekly paper, Marianne.
Titled “The public channel France Culture broadcasts a fundamentalist Catholic sermon on LGBT and against Simon Veil,” the article caused a storm of debate on...
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