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Titus Brandsma as rector magnificus of the Catholic University of Nijmegen in 1932.

Who was Titus Brandsma?

Mar 8, 2022

By Luke Coppen

Pope Francis will canonize the World War II martyr in May. Read more

A detail from a painting depicting the Lady of All Nations. Credit: Judgefloro via Wikipedia (CC BY-SA 4.0).

Vatican’s doctrinal office: Don’t promote alleged apparitions connected to ‘Lady of All Nations’

Jan 4, 2021

The Vatican’s doctrinal office has urged Catholics not to promote “the alleged apparitions and revelations” associated with the Marian title of... Read more

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Dutch doctors can sedate 'agitated' patients before euthanasia

Nov 23, 2020

Doctors in the Netherlands are now permitted to sedate patients without their knowledge or consent prior to euthanizing them if... Read more

Cardinal Willem Eijk attends a press conference in Rome Oct. 23, 2015.

‘Respect for life is eroded ever more’: Dutch Cardinal Eijk on euthanasia’s ‘slippery slope’

Sep 24, 2020

By Luke Coppen

A Dutch cardinal has said that the Netherlands shows that once euthanasia is legalized safeguards are slowly but inevitably abandoned. Read more

The Poolse Maria Kapel (Polish Mary Chapel) in Breda, the Netherlands.

Vandals deface image of Poland’s Black Madonna in Dutch city

Jun 24, 2020

The mayor of a Dutch town has condemned vandals who defaced an image of Our Lady of Częstochowa and daubed... Read more

Cardinal Willem Eijk.

Dutch cardinal says euthanasia ruling will not bring clarity

Apr 23, 2020

By Christine Rousselle

A Dutch cardinal said that a recent supreme court ruling permitting the euthanizing of dementia patients creates confusion and raises... Read more

Supreme Court of the Netherlands, The Hague.

Dutch Supreme Court rules doctors can euthanize dementia patients

Apr 22, 2020

By Christine Rousselle

The Supreme Court of the Netherlands ruled on Tuesday that doctors may euthanize patients with severe dementia, provided that the patient... Read more

Half of Dutch bishops in late 20th century linked to abuse, report claims

Sep 17, 2018

A report published Saturday by a Dutch daily claims that just over half of the Netherland's bishops between 1945 and... Read more