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U.S. Abortion Law is About to Get Murkier
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We should never forget the many martyrs who died for the Church in China
July 09, 2018
Countless people died for the sake of Chinese Christianity
Why it is essential that Christianity survives in Lebanon
July 06, 2018
Lebanon represents the entire Middle East in miniature. We cannot let it slide into civil war
What do the Trump protesters actually hope to achieve?
July 06, 2018
Protest has filled the void in public discourse left by sensible, reasoned debate
What does Mexico’s radical new president mean for the Church?
July 02, 2018
Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador toned down the rhetoric during the campaign, but what will he do in office?
Duterte’s ‘God is stupid’ comments bring yet more shame on his office
June 29, 2018
It's not the first example of Duterte's invective, but it is the worst yet
After Cardinal McCarrick’s fall, we need to make bishops more accountable
June 25, 2018
Without a broader appointment process, and a better complaints system, there will be more scandals like this one
What happened when a priest watched Love Island
June 22, 2018
Everyone is talking about it – but what does that say about us?
Australia must realise: priests will never break the seal of the confessional
June 18, 2018
If the Australian state wants to make martyrs over the seal, it will find plenty of candidates
Does Leo Varadkar want to close all of Ireland’s Catholic hospitals?
June 14, 2018
If Varadkar forces them to perform abortions, they cannot stay Catholic
What the Church must learn from the Barros affair
June 12, 2018
How could Bishop Barros stay in office when it was clear he was such a liability?
Is secularisation really fuelling a rise in abuse against clergy?
June 11, 2018
There is one way in which secularisation is undermining the priesthood
Why is Cardinal Parolin attending a Bilderberg Group meeting?
June 08, 2018
The gathering in Turin will raise his international profile still further
You are the Old, the Sick, the Poor, or Will Be. Do Unto Others.
The Lie of LGBTI Weakness. Corporate America Just Keeps Handing the Movement Money and Publicity
Vatican imposes term limits on leaders of international lay organizations
Why Listen to the Misogynists, Paxton? A Woman Doesn’t Need Abortion to Succeed
Boris Johnson refuses to say whether he is a practicing Catholic
Pakistan: Lawyer for Christian couple acquitted of blasphemy warns of extremist violence
The Jesuit who fostered devotion to the Sacred Heart
Chesterton the Prophet: Ronald Knox Remembers His Friend
appeals for ceasefire in Tigray, end to child labour
Catholics in Holy Land to Celebrate “Peace Day for the East”