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April 07, 2020
The High Court found that previous courts had asked the wrong question
August 21, 2019
By a majority of 2-1 Cardinal George Pell has lost his Appeal against his conviction for 5 charges of child abuse in 1990.  The Appeal Court in Melbourne spent 11 weeks deciding whether or not the Jury in the trial made the wrong decision. As was made clear in their judgement, Appeal Courts don’t like
May 30, 2019
One hundred and fifty years ago a legal case involving three nuns was front-page news in Britain and Ireland. The plaintiff was Susanna Mary Saurin, a member of the Sisters of Mercy, and she was suing her former superiors, Mary Starr and Mary Kennedy, for false imprisonment, libel, assault and conspiracy to force her out
September 06, 2018
Ancient liturgy, Bollywood rhythms and stadium-filling enthusiasm: Syro-Malabar Catholics are reinvigorating the Church in the North West This summer the weather in Liverpool has been more Madras than Merseyside. So it was an appropriate time to visit Our Lady, Queen of Peace Church, the new home for the city’s Syro-Malabar Catholics. The Syro-Malabar Church is
November 03, 2017
On the 150th anniversary of their great victory at Mentana, remember the courage of the Pontifical Zouaves
May 18, 2017
In February I accepted an invitation to a “National Peace Symposium” at a mosque in Morden, to be held the following month. Nobody at the time could have suspected that this event, to promote peace, would be held in the shadow of a terrorist attack in Westminster and the funeral of Martin McGuinness. My hosts
June 20, 2013
Neil Addison says that a Catholic adoption agency in Glasgow is waging a lonely battle for our freedoms
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