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November 10, 2016
November 10, 2016
Democrats are reeling and the Republicans have a chance to reshape the Supreme Court. But things could still go badly
November 10, 2016
Take a look inside this week's Catholic Herald
November 10, 2016
Will the director rein in the violence in his Passion sequel?
November 10, 2016
The translator of Benedict XVI’s Last Testament describes the joyous experience of working on the retired pope's text
November 10, 2016
The Vatican wants the Korean Church to evangelise the rest of Asia. That could be only the beginning
November 10, 2016
The new president might create a huge leftist kickback - enough to sweep away any gains on life issues
November 10, 2016
Organisers of the Mass at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology hope the tradition will spread
November 10, 2016
Vatican City is frequently mocked for its tiny size. But no other sovereign state in the world is guiding a nation with a population 30,000 times its own through one of the worst crises in its history. That is what the Holy See is currently doing in Venezuela. Why is Rome taking such an interest
November 10, 2016
✣ Papal appointment shakes up US church What happened? Indianapolis Archbishop Joseph Tobin was included in a batch of new cardinals last month in a surprise move that made him the small Midwestern diocese’s first cardinal. In another twist on Monday, it was announced that Cardinal-designate Tobin would become the new Archbishop of New Jersey. He
November 10, 2016
✣ Highlights from the week online Pope offers ‘prudent’ new take on refugees At Crux, Thomas Williams hailed a “watershed” moment in the Pope’s teaching on refugees. His comments in Sweden, Williams argued, were a turning point in his thought. The Pope told journalists that Sweden was welcoming to refugees but that governments also had to
November 10, 2016
Cardinal Vincent Nichols has said that Britain’s prisons are facing an “urgent crisis” – but that the Government’s efforts at reform are “a cause for hope”. The cardinal was speaking the day before the Justice Secretary Liz Truss unveiled plans to invest £1.3 billion in prisons over the next five years. The Archbishop of Westminster
November 10, 2016
A couple have been barred from adopting their foster children because of their “concerning” views about same-sex parenting. The couple decided to try to adopt their two foster children themselves after finding out that a gay couple were prospective parents. The unnamed Christian couple from the Midlands told social services that children need both a