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January 19, 2017
January 19, 2017
Bishops from the US, Canada and Europe said the 'de facto annexation' undermined the rights of Palestinians
January 19, 2017
The devil 'wages war' when he sees Christians drawn towards Jesus, the Pope said at morning Mass
January 19, 2017
Comparing Günter Grass's late works with Titian's shows that faith expands the artistic imagination
January 19, 2017
As a husband and father of two, my highest ambition is to have no grandchildren
January 19, 2017
Should Christians regard the Trump presidency with hope or trepidation?
January 19, 2017
When older Catholics speak about the younger generation it is usually with an air of despondency. There is good reason for this: the statistics – in parts of the West, at least – are deflating. In the United States, for example, surveys suggest that just two thirds of baptised Catholics practise the faith as adults.
January 19, 2017
✣ Communion for remarried allowed in Malta What happened? Malta’s bishops have said that remarried people should receive Communion if they think they are at peace with God. They also suggested it might be “impossible” for some divorced and remarried Catholics to avoid sex. In a new document they said that if “a separated or divorced
January 19, 2017
✣ Highlights from the week online Francis in no mood to reach out to critics Pope Francis was not in a reconciliatory mood over the holiday season, John Allen observed at Cruxnow.com. During the Pope’s speech to the Curia, Allen pointed out, he accused some critics of doing the Devil’s work, which was “not exactly the
January 19, 2017
By only resettling refugees from Syria, Britain is unfairly denying support for the victims of ISIS across the border in Iraq, Cardinal Vincent Nichols has said. The cardinal said the distinction was “arbitrary” and urged the Government to do more to help refugees from the region. “All refugees should be offered assistance,” he said in
January 19, 2017
The bishop of Portsmouth has called for a new approach to the Sacrament of Confirmation in his diocese, saying that young people need to be converted, not merely catechised. In a pastoral letter, Bishop Philip Egan announced measures to ensure that the newly Confirmed remain practising Catholics. If possible, he said, Confirmation courses should last
January 19, 2017
One of the four cardinals who have asked the Pope to clarify his apostolic exhortation on the family, Amoris Laetitia has said that it matters because people’s eternal salvation is at stake. Speaking to the Italian newspaper Il Foglio, Cardinal Carlo Caffarra said: “We are talking about questions that are not secondary. It is not
January 19, 2017
Malta’s bishops have said that remarried people should receive Communion if they think they are at peace with God. In a new document, “Criteria for the Application of Chapter VIII of Amoris Laetitia”, the bishops said that if “a separated or divorced person who is living in a new relationship manages, with an informed and