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Its ambiguity cannot be retroactively clarified by private letters
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The new superior general must be holy, humorous, a good administrator and able to lead the Society's worldwide efforts for justice
September 29, 2016
As a Muslim-born Iranian, I first doubted God, then flirted with Nietzsche and Marxism. But the whisper of conscience kept suggesting that I go to Mass
September 29, 2016
The Society of Jesus, the order known as the Jesuits, will shortly convene its 36th general congregation. This gathering in Rome will bring together some 215 members of the 16,000-strong order, who will be charged with the task not only of electing a new Father General, but also of reflecting on the role and mission
September 29, 2016
✣ Trump names panel of Catholic advisers What happened? Donald Trump has assembled an advisory group of 34 Catholics. It includes former presidential candidate Rick Santorum and Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of the Susan B Anthony List, a pro-life group. Trump, the Republican presidential nominee, is hoping to shore up his support among churchgoing Christians. One of
September 29, 2016
✣ Highlights from the week online Getting emotional At Charlotte Was Both, Amy Welborn recalled talking to a young teen who “had reluctantly determined that he must be an agnostic. Why? Because he didn’t and couldn’t seem to feel anything.” That crystallised, Welborn said, her own unease with much youth ministry. “I thought about all of
September 29, 2016
A former Manchester United player has made his solemn profession as a Dominican friar. Philip Mulryne made five appearances for Manchester United, 27 for Northern Ireland and 161 for Norwich City, before retiring from football in 2008 to try his vocation to the priesthood. Now he has made his solemn profession “until death”, which takes
September 29, 2016
Belfast’s Church of Ireland cathedral has appointed its first Catholic canon in amid protests. While Fr Edward O’Donnell was being installed as an ecumenical canon at St Anne’s Cathedral, a peaceful “no popery” protest was held outside. Fr O’Donnell, the parish priest of St Brigid’s Church, joins two other ecumenical canons, one Methodist and one
September 29, 2016
The charity Progressio has been forced to close after its funding dried up. Martin McEnery, chairman of the charity’s trustees, announced the news “with great sadness” in a letter to supporters. He said that “the funding landscape has become increasingly competitive” and that the charity had been unable to replace a £2 million grant from
September 29, 2016
Doctors who judge whether healings should be declared miracles are no longer to be paid in cash under new norms approved by Pope Francis. The regulations say that from now on the medical panel should only be paid by wire transfer. Among the other regulations is a requirement that the medical panel has a quorum
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