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Gay rights group Stonewall also welcomed the booklet, but denied direct involvement
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'I would recommend the Sally Lunn bun to anybody,' Dom Christopher Calascione says
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The cardinal said Catholics still stand for the traditional definition of marriage
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This month marks the 100th anniversary of one of the most important innovations in recent Catholic history. But this centenary is unlikely to be marked with much enthusiasm in Rome, because it concerns a currently unfashionable topic: canon law. On May 27, 1917, Benedict XV promulgated the Code of Canon Law, the first official comprehensive
May 11, 2017
✣ Trump to meet Pope Francis for first time What happened? The Vatican has confirmed that Pope Francis will meet President Trump later this month. Trump will visit Israel and Saudi Arabia before going to the Vatican, then on to Brussels for a Nato summit and then Sicily for a G7 meeting. The papal audience will
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Bishop Mark O’Toole of Plymouth has called on every Catholic in his diocese to be a “disciple-making disciple”. In a pastoral message, the bishop noted that less than one per cent of the population in the region were church-going Catholics. This, he said, was “something akin to the percentages in countries like Pakistan or Myanmar
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✣ Highlights from the week online The roots of ‘May the Force be with you’ The well-known Star Wars phrase “May the Force be with you” is modelled on the biblical phrase “The Lord be with you”, first found in the Book of Ruth, wrote Philip Kosloski at Aleteia.org. “George Lucas was raised in a
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The Church is open to the idea of creating new grammar schools, the Archbishop of Liverpool has said. In an interview with the Guardian, Archbishop Malcolm McMahon said the Church was “not anti-grammar schools”, explaining that there were already seven Catholic grammars and the Church welcomed “diversity of provision that promotes parental choice”. The archbishop,
May 11, 2017
Coptic Orthodox Pope Tawad­ros II arrived in Britain for his first pastoral visit last Friday. He visited Coptic parishes across the country, officiated at liturgical services and perf­ormed several consecrations. Bishop Angaelos, General Bishop of the Coptic Orthodox Church in the UK, accompanied Pope Tawadros throughout his stay. Speaking ahead of his visit, the Coptic
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The Vatican is investigating the decision of a group of psychiatric care centres run by a Catholic religious order in Belgium to permit doctors to perform euthanasia of “non-terminal” mentally ill patients on its premises. Brother René Stockman, superior general of the Brothers of Charity, told the Catholic News Service (CNS) that Cardinal Pietro Parolin,
May 11, 2017
Pope Francis has signed a decree declaring Vietnamese Cardinal François Nguyen Van Thuan as Venerable. The decree confirms that Cardinal Van Thuan – who spent 13 years in jail, nine of which were in solitary confinement – lived a life of heroic virtue. During those years he clandestinely ordained priests, distributed Communion to Catholic prisoners,
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