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Fr James Martin disputes Cafod statement on lecture cancellation

Fr Martin said he cancelled his trip only after Cafod had decided to postpone the lecture

Pope Francis creates new Pontifical Institute for marriage and family

The new John Paul II Pontifical Institute for Marriage and Family Sciences will replace the original organisation founded in 1981

Attacks on Fr James Martin show a ‘cancer’ within the US Church, says bishop

Bishop McElroy accused critics of ‘homophobia’ and distorting Church teaching

Fr James Martin disputes Cafod statement on lecture cancellation

Fr Martin said he cancelled his trip only after Cafod had decided to postpone the lecture

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MPs to launch ‘Catholics for Labour’ group at party conference

Founder Mike Kane said Labour will ignore Catholic voters ‘at its peril’

Vatican meeting next week to decide fate of Belgian Brothers of Charity

The hospital group that bears the Brothers’ name has said it will continue offering euthanasia

Polish bishops criticise government over migrants

There are signs of growing tension between the Polish government and Church hierarchy

Abducted priest Fr Suganob rescued by Philippine troops

He was kidnapped four months ago by militants allied to ISIS

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Kidnapped priest recounts harrowing 18-month ordeal

‘Why they did not kill me, I don’t know,’ says Fr Tom Uzhunnalil

Judicial group launches ad campaign against ‘religious litmus tests’

“A nominee’s faith should have nothing to do with his or her qualifications to be a federal judge. Period.”

Cardinal Nichols condemns ‘cowardly’ Parsons Green attack

The cardinal said he was dismayed at ‘yet another cowardly attack on innocent people, including young children’

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Vulnerable young people: victims of the sexual revolution

Authorities turned a blind eye in Rotherham because they thought the relationships might be ‘consensual’

Could Russia abandon Syria? It’s happened before

Russia wants us to think Syria is returning to normality. The reality is somewhat different.

In the US, even the left love Rees-Mogg

Even a left-wing public radio station is enthralled by this ‘son of a lord’ who ‘sounds like a character out of Downton Abbey’

The Church still hasn’t worked out the full implications of immigration

‘Welcoming the stranger’ sounds good in principle, but can be very challenging in practice

Was Jesus ever ignorant of his mission? That just isn’t Catholic doctrine

Authoritative teaching, and the words of the saints, demonstrate that Christ always knew his mission was universal

Among 20th Century Jesuits, two heroic holy men stand out

Frs Rupert Mayer and Walter Ciszek were heroic, holy men, who suffered greatly for their witness to their priestly vocation

Stop teaching our children lazy anti-Catholic myths

Textbooks are distorting medieval history and ignoring the era’s rich Catholic culture

The new liturgical rules will benefit rich countries over poor ones

Only wealthy countries have the resources to take full advantage of Magnum Principium

Faithful Christians are the new Western dissidents

It’s risky to question the new orthodoxies. But two sharp-witted dissenters are doing just that

‘With one bound, they were free’: The Catholic Herald editorial on the release of Summorum Pontificum

Here’s how the Catholic Herald greeted the release of Summorum Pontificum in July 2007

Despite the massive congregation, Cardinal Cormac’s funeral felt like a family occasion

The cardinal would have been pleased with his funeral Mass

Opposing abortion is a matter of reason, not religion

You don’t need to be religious to realise all humans have a right to life

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