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May 05, 2021
In an interview with Catholic charity Aid to the Church in Need, Bishop Paluku Sikuli Melchisédech of Butembo-Beni, in the north-eastern part of the country, says the government’s inaction in the face of the crisis is either “weakness, or it is complicity.”
May 05, 2021
Pro-life advocates are gearing up to challenge attempts by the British Parliament to impose drastic changes on Northern Ireland’s abortion policies. The Society for the Protection of Unborn Children has announced a legal action against the UK government’s grant of wide-ranging powers to Northern Ireland Secretary Brandon Lewis to implement “fully-funded abortion service” in Northern
May 04, 2021
Pope Francis says, "The true economy, the one that creates work, is in crisis."
May 04, 2021
Like the sabbath, the economy is at the service of the human person, not vice versa. Thus, the measure of a moral economy is the development of the full human person.
May 03, 2021
One modifies the General Regulations of the Roman Curia in an attempt to discourage and curtail corruption. The other allows Cardinals and Bishops to be tried for criminal offences by lower-level Vatican Courts.
May 03, 2021
Pope Francis cleared the way for the canonization of Blessed Charles de Foucauld and six others at an Ordinary Public Consistory held at the Vatican on Monday. De Foucauld is noted for his life as a hermit among the Tuareg people of the Sahara Desert in French North Africa. Although he became an agnostic as
May 03, 2021
Eduardo Campos Limareports that the bishop at the centre of the controversy says he is leaving Ecuador and returning to his native Spain with clear conscience.
May 02, 2021
A long read by Michael Duggan on the Irish novelist, Francis MacManus, who "could write about the Catholic faith in a way that was tender but committed, welcoming 'the winds and rains of grace which blow from eternity through the gates of the sacraments upon the human creatures of this narrow world'."
May 02, 2021
In remarks following the public recitation of the Regina Coeli on Sunday, Pope Francis invited the faithful to join the Burmese Church in praying for peace by adding a Hail Mary for Myanmar during the daily recitation of the Rosary in May.
May 01, 2021
Sir Bill Cash reviews The Impossible Office? The History of the British Prime Minister, by Anthony Seldon
May 01, 2021
Sylvana Tomaselli reviews The Innocence of Pontius Pilate: How the Roman Trial of Jesus Shaped History, by David Lloyd Dusenbury
May 01, 2021
Melanie McDonagh reviews The Unbroken Thread: Discovering the Wisdom of Tradition in an Age of Chaos, by Sohrab Ahmari