SPIRITED THINKING SINCE 1888
January 12, 2017
January 12, 2017
Bishops Philip Egan and Mark Davies said an 'equalities agenda' could lead to intolerance
January 12, 2017
Volunteers to distribute a specially prepared menu including a double cheeseburger
January 12, 2017
Cardinal Burke confirmed that any correction of the Pope would first take place in private
January 12, 2017
A new politics of values is replacing an empty politics of freedom for its own sake
January 12, 2017
Vatican officials have mounted an extraordinary challenge to the ancient Order of Malta. But what is the row really about?
January 12, 2017
Albrecht von Boeselager has filed an appeal against his suspension with an internal tribunal
January 12, 2017
Where is the deadliest place in the world to work for the Church today? The obvious answer is the Middle East. Since 2003, the Christian population of Iraq has fallen from 1.5 million to fewer than 450,000. In neighbouring Syria, the number has dropped from 1.8 million to 500,000 since the civil war broke out.
January 12, 2017
✣ Cardinal Müller: correction of the Pope is unlikely What happened? The Vatican’s doctrinal chief, Cardinal Gerhard Müller, has said that the prospect of a correction of Pope Francis is “very remote”. Cardinal Burke, one of four cardinals who have asked the Pope to reaffirm Church teaching, has said they may issue such a correction this
January 12, 2017
✣ Highlights from the week online Is 2017 the year for a Vatican-China deal? Negotiations between the Holy See and China “are on course for a landmark breakthrough in 2017”, wrote Victor Gaetan at National Catholic Register. Reconciliation “has been a top priority for Pope Francis from the start of his pontificate.” Of 110 bishops in
January 12, 2017
Foreign priests are keeping the churches in Wales open, according to the Bishop of Wrexham. “The diocese is becoming increasingly dependent on overseas priests,” Bishop Peter Brignall told the BBC. “We have fewer of our own priests and those are ageing significantly. And, therefore, if we are to continue anything like the present model of
January 12, 2017
The new leader of Ukip has said that he supports halving the abortion time limit to 12 weeks. Speaking on LBC radio, Paul Nuttall said: “I would like to see the limit for abortion reduced, simply because I think we’ve had scientific and medical advances” – which mean that babies born before the 24-week limit
January 12, 2017
Pope Francis is unlikely to face a “fraternal correction”, Cardinal Gerhard Müller, prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF), has said. He was interviewed by the Italian news channel TGCom24 about a formal request to Pope Francis from four cardinals asking for clarification of Amoris Laetitia. Cardinal Müller said that Amoris
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