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CHURCH TALK: The origin of Valentine’s Day

Friday 5 February 2021 | Written by Supplied | Published in Church Talk, Features

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CHURCH TALK: The origin of Valentine’s Day
Beau Villanuva, left, and Sophie Faurens from Island Craft with the order of roses and daisies for Valentine's Day. 20021211/20021212

I have been a Catholic priest for 46 years and have never preached a sermon on St. Valentine. I find it strange that businesses have taken over the feast day, February 14th and in our church, you will not hear any mention of St. Valentine on that day, writes Bishop Paul Donoghue of the Catholic Church.

I have been a Catholic priest for 46 years and have never preached a sermon on St. Valentine. I find it strange that businesses have taken over the feast day, February 14th and in our church, you will not hear any mention of St. Valentine on that day, writes Bishop Paul Donoghue of the Catholic Church.


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