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April 13, 2017
April 13, 2017
'This isn't a folkloric ceremony,' Francis tells inmates
April 13, 2017
A classic work, published in 1930, helps to fill in the gaps left by the Gospels
April 13, 2017
Take a look inside this week's Catholic Herald
April 13, 2017
His writings will one day inspire a generation to revolt against the West's secular consensus
April 13, 2017
After being questioned by fellow committee members about the cross, I thought no more of it – until a call from the BBC
April 13, 2017
The Archbishop of Rouen announced the news at a Chrism Mass
April 13, 2017
Whenever we say the Creed, we profess our belief in two resurrections. First we affirm our conviction that “on the third day He rose again”. Then, at the end of the Creed, we declare that “we look forward to the resurrection of the dead and the life of the world to come”. The first resurrection
April 13, 2017
✣ Pope opens way to recognising SSPX marriages What happened? Pope Francis has made a concession to the Society of St Pius X (SSPX) by issuing new regulations for marriages. A bishop may now appoint priests to assist at SSPX marriages and to celebrate the nuptial Mass. SSPX priests will also be permitted to officiate over
April 13, 2017
✣ Highlights from the week online The Religious who tracks down the dead Alfa y Omega, a magazine of the Madrid archdiocese, interviewed a Redemptorist brother who documents extra-judicial killings in the Philippines. Brother Ciriaco Santiago, a photographer, visits crime scenes in the capital, Manila, after his day’s work with the order. The night before
April 13, 2017
Theresa May has criticised the National Trust after the word “Easter” was dropped from its annual egg hunt, calling the decision “absolutely ridiculous”. Speaking during a trade visit to Saudi Arabia, May, an Anglican, said Easter was “very important” to her. “I’m not just a vicar’s daughter – I’m a member of the National Trust
April 13, 2017
Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall had a private audience with Pope Francis at the Vatican last week. They spoke privately for 27 minutes. The Prince and the Pope joked about the gifts they gave each other. Charles said it was “difficult to know what to give Your Holiness”. He gave Francis a basket
April 13, 2017
The number of children who receive free school meals (FSM) is a misleading indicator of a school’s socio-economic composition, Catholic academics have said. The figure is often used by campaigners to accuse Catholic schools of not taking a fair share of poor pupils. But researchers at St Mary’s University, Twickenham have shown that data from
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