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July 13, 2017
They said that Judge Nicholas Francis had misquoted their earlier statements
July 13, 2017
2,579 priests, monks and seminarians from Germany and Occupied Europe were imprisoned at the camp
July 13, 2017
The two former senior officials are accused of diverting 422,000 euros from the Vatican's Bambino Gesù hospital
July 13, 2017
US conservative Catholics have formed an 'ecumenism of hate' with Evangelical Protestants, Civiltà Cattolica has claimed
July 13, 2017
Liturgical squabbles, doctrinal rows, vicious public spats: the Church is once again gripped by a 1970s-style factionalism
July 13, 2017
When the new Archbishop of Milan stood up to give his first speech to his new diocese last Friday he wore a crumpled jacket over a faded clerical shirt. He said that he had proof of his “inadequacy” as leader of Europe’s largest diocese. Consider the names of his predecessors, he said, “illustrious [ones] like
July 13, 2017
✣ World gripped by battle over Charlie Gard What happened? Pope Francis and Donald Trump drew the attention of the world’s media to 11-month-old Charlie Gard by offering their support for his parents. Charlie’s parents, Connie Yates and Chris Gard, had challenged a decision by Great Ormond Street Hospital to withdraw his life support, instead wanting
July 13, 2017
✣ Highlights from the week online The giant who spoke for St John Paul II Joaquin Navarro-Valls, St John Paul II’s spokesman for many years, died last week. In a tribute at Crux, John Allen quoted Shakespeare: “Take him for all in all, I shall not look upon his like again.” Navarro had his flaws,
July 13, 2017
The Bishop of Lancaster has entrusted a beautiful Pugin church in Preston to a traditionalist institute. The Grade-II listed Church of St Thomas of Canterbury and the English Martyrs will be Preston’s second church to be run by the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest (ICKSP). In 2014 the institute was entrusted with the
July 13, 2017
The Scottish Church has seen a surge in ordinations, with 12 priests ordained this year, the largest number in two decades. Bishop John Keenan of Paisley, president of Priests for Scotland, said his office had also noticed a rise in enquiries and interest in vocations. “It is great news to see the biggest number of
July 13, 2017
The people in charge of giving grants to churches to preserve and repair buildings do not grasp the purpose of a Catholic church, according to the bishop in charge of worship and liturgy. Archbishop George Stack, chairman of the patrimony committee of the Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales, criticised the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF)
July 13, 2017
Cardinal Gerhard Müller has criticised the way in which Pope Francis dismissed him as head of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF), calling it “unacceptable”. In an interview with the German newspaper Passauer Neue Presse, the cardinal said that on the last working day of his five-year term as prefect Pope Francis
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