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  • Sunday Gospel reflection with Fr. Bill Grimm

    June 24, 2016

    When the Lord calls us, it is because he wants a response in action from us now, not a minute from now, not an hour from now, not next week or next year. He does not call upon us by appointment. He will not be pencilled into our over-full schedules.

  • New cathedral consecrated in South Korea

    June 06, 2016

    South Korea's Daegu Archdiocese has consecrated Beomeo Cathedral, a new cathedral on May 22. "Kyesan Cathedral, built in 1902, played a central role in the archdiocese during the past 100 years," said Archbishop Thaddeus Cho Hwan-kil said in his homily. "Now I wish Beomeo Cathedral to be a place for our faithful to listen to the voice of God and to lead their religious lives," he told the 3,000 Catholics attending the Mass for the new consecration of the new cathedral. A further 6,000 Catholics watched the proceedings via television at Francis Chapel and Demange Hall nearby. Among the other bishops attending the Mass were Archbishop Osvaldo Padilla, apostolic nuncio to Korea, Cardinal Andrew Yeom Soo-jung of Seoul, retired Archbishop Paul Ri Moun-hi of Daegu. Delegates from its sister dioceses including Nagasaki Archdiocese in Japan, Salzburg Archdiocese in Austria and Taichung Diocese in Taiwan also congratulated local Catholics during the consecration of the cathedral. (Photos by The Catholic Times of Korea)