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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
Bishop Marc Aillet

Bishop Aillet: ‘The Church Must Proclaim the Truth’ on French Abortion Lw

France’s National Assembly, the lower house of the country’s parliament, passed a bill Aug. 1 adding "psychosocial distress" as grounds for an abortion as part of the country’s Bioethics Law. By Catholic News Agency, August 23, 2020 WASHINGTON — French Bishop Marc Aillet expressed... read more

French cathedral burns in suspected arson fire

By Hannah Brockhaus, Catholic News Agency, July 18, 2020 A fire being investigated as arson at a historic cathedral in western France Saturday morning has been contained, according to the local fire chief, though not before the Gothic church’s great organ and rose window sustained severe... read more

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
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