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October 27, 2016
October 27, 2016
Francis says theologians should focus less on how people are going astray and more on helping them
October 27, 2016
Take a look inside this week's Catholic Herald
October 27, 2016
Pope Francis will extend his trip and celebrate Mass for Sweden's Catholics
October 27, 2016
Thanks to astonishing ecumenical advances, Catholics can recognise – and even give thanks for – the witness of Martin Luther
October 27, 2016
To this day many believe that the Catholic Church refused to give people the Bible and religious instruction in English
October 27, 2016
The bells of a church in Bartella rang out last week for the first time since 2014. That was the year ISIS captured the town which lies 13 miles to the east of Mosul in northern Iraq. When the black-clad fighters entered Bartella they tore down crosses, hung their flags from church walls and ordered
October 27, 2016
✣ Trump booed at Catholic fundraiser What happened? Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump was booed at an annual Catholic charity event last week. At the Al Smith dinner, where candidates usually poke gentle fun at each other, Trump was thought to have overstepped the mark. First he accused Hillary Clinton of being corrupt, then half-joked that
October 27, 2016
✣ Highlights from the week online A towering leader in an ‘age of giants’ On the feast day of St John Paul II last Saturday, one contributor wrote at All Along the Watchtower of “the greatest leader of my lifetime” who “stood out on the world stage” even in an era of major statesmen. St John
October 27, 2016
Gay rights campaigner Peter Tatchell has criticised a ruling against a Christian bakery for refusing to bake a pro-gay marriage cake, saying that the ruling “is a defeat for freedom of expression”. The appeal court judges said that the owners of Ashers Bakery, in Belfast, acted illegally when they refused to bake a cake with
October 27, 2016
Cardinal Vincent Nichols has inaugurated a new shrine dedicated to the rosary at the Dominican church of Our Lady of the Rosary and St Dominic in Haverstock Hill, north London. The establishment of the shrine, which Archbishop Nichols of Westminster called a “great joy”, coincides with the 800th anniversary of the Dominican Order. Fr Thomas
October 27, 2016
Pro-Life students celebrate four years The alliance of Pro-Life Students marked its fourth anniversary with a celebration and fundraiser last Thursday. The keynote speaker was Dr Peter Saunders, CEO of the Christian Medical Fellowship and campaign director of the Care Not Killing Alliance. Archbishop: Church ‘betrayed’ victims The church “betrayed and let down” abuse victims,
October 27, 2016
The opponents of Pope Francis have indirect links to Vladimir Putin, according to a writer who has been called the Pope’s “favourite journalist”. Andrea Tornielli made the suggestion in a piece co-written with Giacomo Galeazzi for the Italian newspaper La Stampa, headlined “Catholics who are anti-Francis but love Putin”. The article quoted sociologist Massimo Introvigne: