Showing posts with label Catholicism. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Catholicism. Show all posts

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Record Numbers Catholic of Seminarians in Muslim Country

(Jakarta) In central Java, a part of Indonesia, in which there are strong radical tendencies registering among the population, the Catholic Church is experiencing a substantial increase in vocations.  The Jesuit led seminary of St. Peter Canisius in Mertoyudan has recorded a record number of candidates to the priesthood.  The largest part of the 250 seminarians come from the Diocese of Semarang.  The seminary celebrates in 2012 its  100th year since founding.

On the island of Java there is a seminary and three junior seminaries in Wacana Bhakti, in Garum and in Yogyakarta.  In the academic year 
 2011/2012, 256 young Indonesian Catholics are preparing for the priesthood  in the previous year 225, 2009/2010 198 and 2008/2009 there were 166. The Diocesan Bishop Msgr. Julianus Sunarka, himself a Jesuit, has shown himself pleased.

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Monday, April 4, 2011

Prince Albert II's Fiance Converts to Catholicism

Editor: there's currently no statement available as to why she became a Catholic, but her husband, being Irish, celebrates St. Patrick's Day,., and almost as important, check out her veil.

Monaco (  Charlene Wittstock 33 the fiance of Prince Albert II of Monacho, is going to become a Catholic, according to a report from the Royal house.  In an official statement on Monday it is said that she is from a free and personal decision, coming into full communion with the Catholic Church.

The South African Charlene Wittstock was baptized as a protestant.  The civil wedding is set for the 1st of July.  The Church wedding will take place after in the family chapel at the Palace.

The Roman Catholic Church is the official state Church in Monaco.  The Principality has had its own Archbishop since 1981, who is appointed directly by the Holy See.  The freedom of other religions and confessions is guaranteed by Monaco's Constitution. [Pity]

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