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By CNA Staff Brussels, Belgium, Jun 3, 2021 / 05:15 am For the first time in 200 years, beer is being brewed at a historic Catholic abbey in Belgium. The Grimbergen Abbey Brewery opened on May 27 at Grimbergen Abbey near the Belgian capital, Brussels. The Norbertine monastery, founded in

The Catholic Church remembers St. Damien of Molokai on May 10. The Belgian priest sacrificed his life and health to become a spiritual father to the victims of leprosy quarantined on a Hawaiian island. Joseph de Veuser, who later took the name Damien in religious life, was born into a

by Hannah Brockhaus Vatican City, Mar 18, 2021 / 02:00 pm MT (CNA).- Pope Francis has invited Catholic priests to rediscover St. Joseph and learn from his fatherhood during the year dedicated to him. Speaking to priests and seminarians on Thursday, the pope said: “I invite you to rediscover in

Hasselt, Belgium, Mar 16, 2021 / 08:01 pm MT (CNA).- After the last monks left Achel Abbey earlier this year, the beers produced at Achel Brewery no longer bear the Trappist label. In the beginning of January, there were 14 authentic Trappist beer brands. By the end of the month,

CNA Staff, Aug 22, 2020 / 04:00 am MT (CNA).- The Catholic Church in Belgium has reported a significant rise in adult baptisms. CathoBel, the website of the Catholic Church in Belgium, reported Aug. 20 that 305 adults will be baptized this year, an increase of 61 compared to 2019.

By Catholic News Service BRUSSELS (CNS) — The Belgian bishops’ conference criticized an attack on its president, Archbishop Andre Leonard of Mechelen-Brussels, during which he was soaked with water by half-naked women. Four bare-breasted protesters from the international FEMEN movement disrupted the April 23 evening debate at the Free University