A Dutch florist has cancelled the Vatican’s Easter flower supply in the first sign the Pope’s Holy Week could fall victim to the coronavirus restrictions.
Lent is starting today. This is a special time of the year when we are invited to pray, reflect and feel closer to one another.
More and more Dutch parishes are going green to counter the Catholic demographic decline, a study has concluded.
A Dutch Catholic weekly is warning the faithful that “the decline in church attendance has not yet reached its lowest point in the Netherlands; the big wave of church closures is yet to come”.
Amsterdam priest Pierre Valkering, who came out of the closet during a public Mass in March, has won a Vatican appeal against his dismissal as pastor of the Vredeskerk Peace Church.
The Church is at war over assisted suicide, with a Dutch cardinal contradicting a Vatican official who himself disavowed Swiss Bishops’ guidelines on euthanasia.
Villagers in a Dutch town are finding new ways to practise their faith and traditions… just now with members of a new Buddhist temple, after the local Catholic church sold up.
91% of Catholics in the Netherlands have said they are in favour of euthanasia under certain circumstances.
The Koningsakker, in the Netherlands, was the site of part of the World War II Battle of Arnhem. Now, it’s a natural burials cemetery.
The dramatic drop in Catholics in the Netherlands is bringing with it big changes for the Church in the country.
One out of every five churches in the Netherlands is no longer used for the purposes of Christian worship, according a new report.
The diocese of Haarlem-Amsterdam, in the Netherlands, has made it clear that although a priest who recently revealed his homosexuality has been removed from his parish, he is “absolutely not” being removed from ministry completely because of his “orientation”.
The Catholic and Protestant Churches in the Netherlands have urged the Government “to do everything in its power” to curb the rise of an “unacceptable” anti-Semitism in the country.
Growing numbers of Dutch Catholics are getting behind politician Thierry Baudet and his Forum for Democracy, an anti-immigrant, anti-establishment, anti-EU and anti-climate control party.