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Padre Dolphyne

A Catholic Priest who shares his homilies with you to enable you build a very strong relationship with God. He is the author of two published books, namely ‘THE SIGN OF THE CROSS: OUR COMFORT IN SUFFERING’ , ‘FROM THE PRAETORIUM TO CALVARY’ and Editor of the Sekondi-Takoradi Diocesan Newsletter.

WHAT IS THE “URBI ET ORBI” BLESSING

Pope Francis has decided to deliver the ‘Urbi et Orbi’ blessing this Friday, March 27, in light of the ongoing pandemic keeping the world indoors, and Catholics away from physically receiving the sacraments. DR. JOHANNES GROHEPontifical University of the Holy Cross“The ‘Urbi et Orbi’ blessing is known as the papal blessing. The newly elected pontiff imparts it from the benediction …

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DECREE OF THE APOSTOLIC PENITENTIARY ON THE GRANTING OF SPECIAL INDULGENCES TO THE FAITHFUL IN THE CURRENT PANDEMIC

DECREE OF THE APOSTOLIC PENITENTIARY ON THE GRANTING OF SPECIAL INDULGENCES TO THE FAITHFUL IN THE CURRENT PANDEMIC The gift of special Indulgences is granted to the faithful suffering from COVID-19 disease, commonly known as Coronavirus, as well as to health care workers, family members and all those who in any capacity, including through prayer, care for them.“Be joyful in …

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MESSAGE FOR 57TH WORLD DAY OF PRAYER FOR VOCATIONS

Pope’s message for World Day of Prayer for VocationsPope Francis sends a message to mark the 57th World Day of Prayer for Vocations, celebrated on 3 May.By Francesca MerloPope Francis begins his message by recalling a letter he wrote last year in which he chose four key words – pain, gratitude, encouragement, and praise – as a way of “thanking priests and supporting their …

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VATICAN RELEASES GUIDELINES FOR HOLY WEEK

A story sited on the website of the Catholic herald UK states that the Vatican has released the guidelines for the celebration of the Easter Triduum as world battles the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. Below is the full story: The Vatican department for liturgy published guidelines on Friday for bishops and priests on the celebration of Holy Week, the …

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PUBLIC HEALTH INITIATIVEINITIATIVE-GHANA CALL FOR DRASTIC MEASURES TO TACKLE COVID-19 IN GHANA

The Public Health Initiative-Ghana has called on the government of Ghana to take drastic measures in her efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19 in Ghana. Below is the full message: 20th March, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: DRASTIC MEASURES TO CONTAIN COVID-19 IN GHANA In a recent release, Public Health Initiative-Ghana has suggested Decontamination and Proper Ventilation as two additional measures …

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NO PUBLIC MASSES , CLOSE ALL CATHOLIC SCHOOLS SAYS GHANA CATHOLIC BISHOPS CONFERENCE

Following the announcement of new directives from the President of the Republic, the President of the Ghana Catholic Bishops Conference has issued further directives and below is the directive: To all Archbishops, Bishops, Priests and the Lay Faithful,FURTHER DIRECTIVES ON THE CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) PANDEMIC FROM THE GHANA CATHOLIC BISHOPS CONFERENCEI send you the Season’s greetings from the National Catholic Secretariat, …

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POPE FRANCIS DONATES 100 thousand Euros to Italian Caritas

COVID-19: Pope donates 100 thousand Euros to Italian Caritas Pope Francis contributes 100,000 Euros to Italian Caritas in a gesture of encouragement to those suffering from the COVID-19 Coronavirus in Italy. By Vatican NewsItaly continues to be the country with the highest number of confirmed cases of Coronavirus in Europe. On Wednesday, the Italian government further tightened restrictions by ordering …

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