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German Church could face legal challenge after European court ruling

Requirement for Church employees to have a ‘religious affiliation’ could violate anti-discrimination laws

German Church could face legal challenge after European court ruling

Requirement for Church employees to have a ‘religious affiliation’ could violate anti-discrimination laws

Mexican priest murdered in his church

He is the 22nd priest to be killed in Mexico over the last six years

Bishop says treatment of Windrush migrants has been unacceptable

Bishop Paul McAleenan welcomed the government’s apology

Rise of gender ideology is deeply worrying, say English and Welsh bishops

The bishops said they hoped for a ‘renewed appreciation of the fundamental importance of sexual difference’

Catholic community mourns mother killed on Southwest flight

The Annunciation School praised Jennifer Riordan’s ‘positive motivating spirit’

Pope Francis says Bishop Tonino Bello was a ‘prophet for our time’

The Pope visited Alessano, southern Italy, the birthplace of Bishop Bello, whose Cause was opened in 2007

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German bishops deny that Vatican has rejected Protestant Communion plan

They also said that the Pope has agreed to meet Cardinal Marx in Rome

Irish pro-lifers launch ‘vote no’ campaign for abortion referendum

Ireland could end up with one of the most extreme abortion regimes in the world, campaigners warned

Vatican reportedly rejects German bishops’ Communion for Protestants plan

Pope Francis has allegedly backed the rejection, but no details have been made public

How the director of ‘The Exorcist’ discovered the reality of demonic possession

William Friedkin filmed a real-life exorcism in 2016

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Analysis: America’s new heavyweight

Is Newark’s archbishop emerging as the leader of the ‘Francis party’?

Britain’s great rosary revival

On Sunday April 29, more than 10,000 Catholics will gather around Britain’s coast to say the rosary

Iceland is the latest front in the war on religious freedom

The proposed ban on male circumcision is another example of secular authorities itching to legislate on religious belief

Taking a ‘leap of faith’ doesn’t mean being irrational

Conversion involves trustfulness and self-surrender, not simply impulse

This is how to inspire young Catholics

An upbeat exploration of St John Paul II’s Theology of the Body shows the way forward for catechesis

Why is Macron courting the Church?

Macron wants Catholics to be more involved in public life. Could France’s secular settlement be under threat?

Why are parables so powerful? A screenwriter gives the answer

The most interesting stories are those that break convention. The parable of the Prodigal Son is one of the greatest

A new era for American Catholicism

As Paul Ryan stands down, a new generation of Catholics is thinking differently

The last and greatest of the Restoration comedies

Haydn Gwynne, playing the great comic role of Lady Wishfort, a crumbling superannuated widow, gets lots of laughs

Belief in God is declining, but belief in the devil remains strong

Non-religious people seem to find it much easier to believe in Satan. Why is that?

The Christians who resisted Hitler

Paul Shrimpton says the Christian faith of those involved in the White Rose movement has been downplayed or ignored

Rome’s collapsing roads are the perfect symbol for Italy’s beleaguered politicians

The country has a history of putting unfit people in positions of power

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