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January 26, 2021
Edward Davies visits the Anabaptist community in East Sussex that puts people at the heart of economy
January 25, 2021
Over a third of Biden's cabinet nominees may be Catholic, but it won't affect their politics, says Ferdie Rous
January 25, 2021
"During the days I have spent here in Wau, I have been meeting priests and I have noticed that most of them don’t know the liturgy of the church, they have shallow teaching of the church,” said the Archbishop Emeritus of Khartoum.
January 25, 2021
On Camosy's view, Pope Francis has an extraordinary opportunity: "You are now perfectly positioned," he wrote, "to insist that prenatal children must be treated the same as other children under law as a matter of justice, but also to show how this is consistent with (not opposed to) treating women as the equals of men."
January 25, 2021
Sir Edward Leigh MP has called upon the UK Government to protest the ongoing persecution of religious minorities in India.
January 25, 2021
In Wonderfully Made: LGBTQ+R(eligion), a new documentary to be released in early 2021, actor and director Yuval David explores the stories of LGBTQ+ people of faith and their relationship with the Church.
January 25, 2021
The Bishop of Palakkad, Jacob Manathodath, has courted controversy after recommending a Catholic as a candidate for the Communist Party of India (CPI) for an election in Kerala.
January 24, 2021
A gifted preacher, prolific writer, talented musician, artist and photographer, he was serving as chaplain at Fisher House, the Catholic Chaplaincy for Cambridge University students, when he lost his battle with cancer on January 15th. His warmth, wit and wicked sense of humour made him the life and soul of every party, as well as an inspiration to young students and colleagues of all denominations.
January 23, 2021
For several decades, we have seen the barriers coming down and increasing cooperation and friendship between Catholics and Protestants. This did not begin with scholarly theological discussions and formal retractions of some of the anathemas used against each other in the past. It began in a more practical way. It began in the trenches of the pro-life movement where Catholics and Protestants found themselves together because of shared devotion to the sanctity of human life. It strengthened in the struggle to protect marriage and now in the struggle to defend religious liberty.
January 23, 2021
It’s the ecumenical dog that doesn’t bark. We need him to bark, but he rarely does, and then he's quickly shushed. It’s the matter of conversion. When we pray for Christian unity, as we do this week, we pray not only for kindness and fellow-feeling and some very foggy idea of joining together in the future, after a gradual convergence somewhere in the middle. We pray for our separated brethren to give in.
January 22, 2021
The pioneering French geneticist who discovered the cause of Down's syndrome is one step closer to sainthood. In a statement, Pope Francis declared Jerome Lejeune Venerable yesterday, after acknowledging his "heroic virtue" – alongside a miracle, one of the prerequisites for beatification.
January 22, 2021
In a joint statement, bishops of the USCCB expressed "hope" that the United States will become the global climate leader after President Biden decided to rejoin the Paris climate accords.