International News

Shortage of low-income affordable housing reaches crisis stage

Monday 19 March 2018

Dennis Sadowski, Catholic News Service 
Four New Orleans families are a little better off today since a grass-roots housing program helped them secure an affordable place to live.

The Jane Place Neighbourhood Sustainability Initiative opened its first permanently affordable four-plex apartment building in the Mid-City neighbourhood in 2016, giving the families stability in their lives and eliminating their worries about whether to pay the rent or the utilities in any given month.

A message for St Patrick’s Day from the Archbishop of Armagh, Eamon Martin

Friday 16 March 2018

Archdiocese of Armagh, Ireland
On this Feast of our Patron Saint, I send warm greetings from the Cathedral City of Saint Patrick in Armagh to Irish people everywhere. Today unites the Irish at home with our relatives and friends who live abroad and with the hundreds of thousands of others who are happy to celebrate this day with us.

Catholics are sharing memes online. Is this the New Evangelisation?

Thursday 15 March 2018

An image of St Ignatius Loyola wearing clear Wayfarer-style glasses has the superimposed text HIPSTER ST IGNATIUS/ CANNONIZED BEFORE BECOMING A SAINT. To get the joke, first you need to know that hipsters irritatingly tend to do things ‘before they are cool’; second, you must know that St Ignatius was shot in the leg by cannonfire before his conversion. Hence: ‘cannon-ized.’

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