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When a religion places more demands on its followers, it increases their dedication
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The government agreed to the measure to head off defeat in the Queen's Speech
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Take a look inside this week’s Catholic Herald
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Victoria Police have said very little about the accusations. That hasn't stopped a tide of negative publicity
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For “progressive” Catholics, the cappa magna is – appropriately, you may think – like a red rag to a bull.
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The cardinals who elected Pope Francis hoped for major curial reform. Why isn't it going to plan?
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In January, Pope Francis will make his sixth trip to Latin America. He will travel to Peru and Chile, which shares a 3,200-mile border with Argentina. But the Holy Father won’t cross the frontier into his homeland. This is curious: when Pope John Paul II visited Chile in 1987, he made sure to visit Argentina
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✣ Vatican’s chief auditor in surprise resignation What happened? The Vatican’s auditor- general, Libero Milone, has resigned, in the latest apparent setback for Vatican financial reform. Milone was appointed in 2015 to look for evidence of mismanagement and possible corruption in Vatican financial dealings. He was supposed to stay for at least five years. A brief
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✣ Highlights from the week online The conversion of an Episcopalian minister At workingthebeads.com, Jonathan Mitchican announced that he will be joining the Catholic Church. “In many ways I feel very sad,” he admitted. He has served as an Anglo-Catholic priest, has been married and has baptised his children in an Episcopal church. Mitchican had
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Parents have expressed dismay after a Catholic primary school in London announced that it will introduce a “gender neutral” uniform policy that will allow boys to wear skirts from September. St Anthony’s Catholic primary school in East Dulwich announced the new policy in its weekly newsletter, saying that it will provide a single uniform list
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In a U-turn on proposed policy, Britain’s pharmacy regulator has declared that Catholic pharmacists should not be forced to dispense lethal drugs against their consciences. The General Pharmaceutical Council, the regulatory body that sets professional standards for the industry, has backed away from proposals to abolish the right of people with religious convictions to conscientiously
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A bishop is urging Catholics to lobby their MPs over a Conservative manifesto pledge which, if kept, would pave the way for up to 40 new Catholic schools. The Conservatives had promised to allow new Catholic free schools to give priority to Catholic pupils. Previously there had been a 50 per cent cap on the