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April 12, 2021
The Times reported Sunday that the victim has sent a letter threatening suit against the Archdiocese of Westminster, for personal injury. She says she was “re-traumatised” by Church safeguarding staff after she reported her abuse.
April 12, 2021
The international theological symposium organized by the Congregation for Bishops will take place February 17-19, 2022 at the Vatican.
April 12, 2021
Our list brings together the brightest and best artistic whizzes, wordsmiths, musicians and players of the last century, whose Catholic faith – or loss of it – has defined their careers. Edited by Olenka Hamilton
April 12, 2021
A conservative Catholic finds he admires certain "spirit of Vatican II" priests and realizes his old hope in the "JP2 generation" may have been misplaced.
April 12, 2021
A joint statement from the bishops of Denver, Colorado Springs, and Pueblo on April 6 announced that the Sunday and Holy Day Mass obligation will be restored on Pentecost, May 23. 
April 11, 2021
"We know," said Detective Supt Andy Wadey, "that many people were very upset by what happened on Good Friday and we deeply regret that." The Detective Superintendent noted the "significant reflection and learning" that he and Superintendent Roger Arditti have undertaken in the days since the Good Friday incident, along with their colleagues in the BCU and senior leaders at New Scotland Yard.
April 11, 2021
Offering Mass at the Church of Santo Spirito in Sassia April 11, the pope reflected on Jesus’ appearances to his disciples between his resurrection and his ascension, explaining that the disciples received the mercy of Jesus Christ through the gifts of his peace, forgiveness, and wounds.
April 11, 2021
Prince Philip in military uniform, 9 November 1947. (Fox Photos/Hulton Archive/Getty Images) The life and times of a thoroughly modern royal By Nathan Morley Prince Philip set the tone for the royal family of the post-war era. In fact, he grew up at the speed of war. As a young lieutenant aboard the battleship Ramillies
April 11, 2021
As City firm CCLA launches its Catholic Investment Fund, CEO Peter Hugh Smith discusses the rise in ‘ faith-consistent investments’ and the scourge of modern slavery. By Olenka Hamilton
April 11, 2021
We love always to our fullest capacity. That might not be very great, but it can be learned. At first, we may love hesitantly and fearfully, for to open up to love takes courage. As we mature and develop our ability to have an open heart, we can slowly learn to love others for themselves
April 10, 2021
Life presented him some difficult challenges, which he overcame in his unique matter-of-fact way, but perhaps without the honed diplomacy of his wife. They were a formidable team on the world stage. Their leadership and service extended across monumental changes in world affairs, and his personal awareness and vision was truly ‘modern’, in that he pioneered movements and championed technologies which we shall value long after his death.
April 10, 2021
"Saddened to learn of the death of your husband Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh," reads the telegram from Pope Francis, signed by the Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, "His Holiness Pope Francis offers heartfelt condolences to Your Majesty and the members of the Royal Family."