In case you missed them…

From the wisdom of the soon-to-be canonised humble hermit in the Sahara, Charles de Foucauld, to the Archbishop Viganò-Cardinal Müller tinhat warning of COVID-19 “world government beyond control”, here’s what you read on Novena in May:

10. 15 quotes from soon-to-be saint Charles de Foucauld, the “Universal Brother”

9. Grandmother of 4 makes history to become ‘episcopal vicar’ in Switzerland

8. To put a stop to clericalism and abuse, female theologian puts hand up to be next Archbishop of Lyon

7. German vicar general lashes out at cardinals over “outrageous right-wing populist rhetoric” in COVID-19 conspiracy theory

6. German Bishops take down Cardinal Müller over coronavirus conspiracy rant

5. German Bishops’ head wants world synod on ordination of women, blessings for gay couples

4. New female ‘episcopal vicar’ in Switzerland says women’s diaconate should be priority for Church

3. Moldovan Orthodox Church accuses Bill Gates of “Antichrist” plot to develop coronavirus vaccine, control people with 5G

2. Women to preach in Germany in “important step for the necessary renewal of the Church”

1. Liberation theologian Boff: “Capitalism is only good for the rich; for the rest it is hell and for nature, a war”

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