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How France lost her dignity

A civilization that legalizes euthanasia loses all right to respect By Michel Houchel, UnHerd, April 24, 2021 The French National Assembly is currently considering a proposed law “giving and guaranteeing the right to a free and chosen end of life”. The first article of the bill proposes... read more

Paris archbishop opens canonical proceedings against parish over maskless Masses

By Courtney Mares, Catholic News Agency, April 8, 2021 The archbishop of Paris announced canonical proceedings Wednesday against a parish priest for reportedly refusing to follow coronavirus health measures at the Easter Vigil. A statement from the Archdiocese of Paris on April 7... read more

European Catholics fear erosion of religious freedoms across continent

by Jonathan Luxmoore, National Catholic Reporter, April 6, 2021 20210322T1115-EUROPE-CHURCHES-FREEDOM-1167921 crop.jpgA woman prays alongside a barrier inside the Cologne Cathedral in Germany March 15, 2020, during the COVID-19 pandemic. (CNS/Reuters/Thilo Schmuelgen)A woman prays alongside a... read more

French Government Seeks to Ban Home Schooling

The rise in Islamic extremism in France and the coronavirus pandemic have laid the groundwork for an increasing interference of the state in the nation’s educational system. By Solène Tadié, National Catholic Register, April 6, 2021PARIS — The legitimacy of the practice of home schooling... read more

Tremendous Victory: Notre Dame Cathedral Will Be Exactly Restored

By Edwin Benson, Return to Order, March 10, 2021 Seeing the Cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris ablaze shocked many people, regardless of the depth of their religious sense. As the long day dragged into the night of April 15, 2019, news cameras of the world were trained on the fire. Many... read more

New Controversy Erupts Over Plans for the Rebuilding of Notre Dame

By Solène Tadié, National Catholic Register, December 29,2020 A leak in the French media suggested the rebuilding of the interior of the cathedral is tilting towards a more contemporary style, but the Archdiocese of Paris insists no decision will be made before the end of March. PARIS,... read more
Church-goers wearing face masks as a precaution against the coronavirus lineup outside the Notre-Dame-des-Champs church in Paris, Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020.

Court orders France to rethink 30-person limit on worship

French churches, mosques and synagogues can open their doors again to worshippers - but only a few of them, as France cautiously starts reopening after a second virus lockdown. Some churches may defy the 30-person limit they feel as too unreasonable, and other sites may stay closed until they can... read more

‘We want Mass’: Catholics in France protest ban on public worship

Catholics protest coronavirus restrictions under which public Masses are banned By Courtney Mares, Catholic News Agency, November 15, 2020 Catholics in France gathered outside churches in multiple cities this weekend calling on the government to allow them to attend Mass during the national... read more
A man prays in front of the Notre Dame church in Nice, France,

Can We Please Get Serious about Protecting Religious Freedom?

By Kathryn Jean Lopez, National Review, November 2, 2020 The attack on a church in France and the foster-care case at the Supreme Court on Wednesday are rallying cries. ‘Blessed is the Righteous Judge.” Someone had painted an icon on the side of a building in lower Manhattan. It wasn’t... read more

Attacker of religious sister arrested amid spate of anti-Catholicism in Austria

CNA Staff, Nov 2, 2020 After a Catholic religious sister was attacked on a bus, police have arrested a 19-year-old Afghan, according to police in the Austrian state of Styria. The attack came among a spate of anti-Catholic attacks and demonstrations in Austria. Between 30 and 50 young... read more

France moves to ban homeschooling in 2021

France's president explicitly intends the move to stifle religious instruction of children. By LifeSite News, October 2, 2020 French president Emmanuel Macron announced on Friday morning that he intends to outlaw homeschooling for all children except those who have a health condition that... read more
The Cathedral of Saint-Alain in Lavaur, France: Inside, repairs to recent vandalism of a Gothic structure there 700 years.

Anti-Christian Attacks in France Quietly Quadrupled. Why?