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French court orders government to lift ban on religious services

By John Burger, Aletia, May 19, 2020 Freedom of worship is a fundamental freedom and includes the right to participate collectively in religious ceremonies, said a court ruling in France on Tuesday. The government was ordered to lift the “general and absolute ban on assembly in places of... read more

Notre Dame Cathedral to Broadcast Crown of Thorns Veneration on Good Friday

Archbishop Aupetit will lead a meditation on the Passion of Christ inside the cathedral in the apse behind Notre-Dame’s Pietà. By Courtney Mares, CNA, April 9, 2020 PARIS — One year after the world watched the Cathedral of Notre-Dame de Paris burn, the Archbishop of Paris will display... read more

Confessions of a Former Freemason Officer, Converted to Catholicism

Serge Abad Gallardo, a former senior official of the French government and venerable master of the Freemasons, reveals Freemasonry’s anti-Christian spiritual and ideological roots and its impact on democratic political life. By Solène Tadié, National Catholic Register, February 14,... read more

French bishops approve removing parents’ gender from baptismal forms

By Jonah McKeown, Catholic News Agency, January 15, 2020 The French Catholic bishops’ conference permanent council has approved a recommendation to remove references to the sex of parents on baptismal registry forms. “The increasingly complex situation of families in France makes it... read more

‘Pachamama’ film made pagan idols attractive to kids months before Amazon Synod

By Jeanne Smits, Paris correspondent, LifeSite News, December 3, 2019 Catholic, Film, Idolatry, Netflix, Pachamama, Paganism, Propaganda December 3, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) — The French animated movie Pachamama is proof – if proof is needed – that the “Mother Earth” cult 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?

By Richard Bernstein, RealClearInvestigations, July 10, 2019 LAVAUR, France – Late one night a few months ago, two teenage boys crept into the massive 13th century Cathedral of Saint-Alain in Lavaur, a postcard town in southwest France. There, they set fire to an altar, turned a crucifix... read more

Bastille Day: Blood, Death, and Exterminating the Beautiful

By Laramie Hirsch, OnePeterFive, July 15, 2019 This week’s Bastille Day in Paris featured a man flying around on a brand new flyboard prototype, designed by inventor Franky Zapata. This “future soldier” buzzed through the air above the crowds and underneath a sky clouded in the colors... read more

Vincent Lambert’s death is a tragedy for the Church and the world: Here’s what we can learn

By Jeanne Smits, Paris correspondent, LifeSite News, June 11, 2019 Vincent Lambert, France’s Terri Schiavo, died on Thursday, July 11 at 8:24 a.m. Paris time in a room of the geriatrics and palliative care department of Reims University Hospital, where he had been kept under lock and key for... read more

Say Mass for Vincent Lambert, Paris archbishop tells priests

Catholic News Agency, July 10, 2019 The Archbishop of Paris, Michael Aupetit, has asked priests of his archdiocese to offer Mass for the intention of Vincent Lambert, the 42 year-old quadriplegic man nearing death in a French hospital after doctors withdrew food and water on Sunday. “It's... read more

Vatican all but wipes out conservative order of nuns for ‘too much prayer’

By Matthew Cullinan Hoffman, LifeSite News, June 7, 2019 All but five of the 39 Little Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Redeemer, a conservative French religious order, have been relieved of their vows by the Vatican after refusing to submit to a group of Vatican-appointed commissioners led by a... read more
Donations have poured in for the vast restoration of the fire-ravaged Notre Dame cathedral, but a pledge by French President Emmanuel Macron that it will be completed within five years is facing accusations of being wildly off track. (Credit: AP.)

French president faces questions over Notre Dame restoration

By: Christopher White, Crux, May 15, 2019 French president faces questions over Notre Dame restoration NEW YORK - One month after a massive fire ravaged Paris’s Notre Dame Cathedral, one of the most iconic landmarks of western civilization still stands, but controversy lingers as... read more