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May 10, 2022
The relics of St Bernadette are to tour Britain from September 3-30, Cardinal Vincent Nichols has announced. The dates and venues of the tour have been agreed – and besides cathedrals and major churches will include a visit to Wormwood Scrubs prison in west London, St Mary’s University in Twickenham, London, and several hospices. There
May 09, 2022
The obligation for Catholics to attend Mass on Sunday and Holy Days is to be re-introduced in England and Wales from Pentecost. The decision by the English and Welsh bishops means that, from June 5, the faithful will be obliged to go to Sunday Mass each week for the first time in more than two
May 07, 2022
SINCE Simon James Green, the homosexual author of ‘teen fiction’, was prevented from promoting his latest book at a Catholic secondary school, he has been depicted as a victim, a tragic and misunderstood defender of the rights of LGBT+ children. Green likes to present himself in this way. It is how he sees himself. In a recent
May 07, 2022
Secularist ideologies are plunging new generations of people into “an abject state of ignorance” not seen for centuries, the Bishop of Shrewsbury has said. Womanhood in particular is being increasingly coarsened, said Bishop Mark Davies, and there is a growing “dislocation in the life of home and family”. He encouraged the Catholic Church to commit
April 29, 2022
The American mother miraculously healed of a potentially fatal haemorrhage by the intercession of Cardinal St John Henry Newman has spoken out against attacks on the consciences of children in Western societies. Melissa Villalobos, a lawyer and mother-of-seven from Chicago, that Western culture is now so coarse that it was more important than ever to
April 29, 2022
After winning permision to take their critically ill five-year-old daughter Tafida Raqeeb to a hospital abroad, her parents campaign to set up a specialist hospital in Britain
April 27, 2022
The Pope has appointed Bishop Mark O’Toole as Archbishop-elect of Cardiff and Bishop-elect of Menevia. A Londoner, Bishop O’Toole has been Bishop of Plymouth since his appointment in 2013. He was ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of Westminster in 1990 and served as private secretary to Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor between 2002 and 2008. He
April 25, 2022
The Pope will intervene to end the possibility of a schism opening up in the Church over a German synod which departs from Catholic teaching, an Australian cardinal has predicted. Cardinal George Pell said he was certain that Pope Francis will exercise the Petrine ministry to ensure unity of teaching within the Catholic Church following
April 15, 2022
Jesus died from a heart attack brought on by fatal internal bleeding from a ruptured artery in his shoulder, a doctor-turned-priest has said. The Rev. Professor Patrick Pullicino, a priest in Southwark and formerly an NHS consultant neurologist, said there is evidence that Christ dislocated his shoulder in a fall on the way to Calvary
April 11, 2022
Pope Francis has conferred the title of “monsignor” upon Michael Nazir Ali, the former Anglican Bishop of Rochester who was ordained a Catholic priest last year. The Holy Father made Rev. Dr Nazir Ali a Prelate of Honour to His Holiness in keeping with the tradition of elevating high-profile Anglicans who join the Catholic Church.
April 01, 2022
A German cardinal has admitted to blessing couples in same-sex relationships and has called for a change in Catholic teaching on homosexuality. Cardinal Reinhard Marx of Munich and Freising is the latest of a string of senior European clerics to call upon the Catholic Church to ditch its traditional teaching that homosexual sexual acts are
March 30, 2022
Simon Caldwell speaks to convert John Goddard
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