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July 27, 2017
July 27, 2017
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July 27, 2017
A centenary Mass in September will mark the start of formal efforts to promote his possible canonisation
July 27, 2017
Under Justine Greening's proposal, the will is supreme. Nothing else matters.
July 27, 2017
A bishop said the consecration depends on 'fervent national preparation' and urged Catholics to undertake Forty Days of prayer
July 27, 2017
The Pope's advisors have taken aim at US Christianity. Here's why this matters
July 27, 2017
A minister in the Department of Transport has cited Benedict XVI’s comments on “the dictatorship of relativism”. John Hayes was speaking at an event organised by the think tank ResPublica, as part of its Backing Beauty project. In his speech, Mr Hayes said that we should value beauty because “Truth is an absolute. And beauty
July 27, 2017
Last week more than 100 bishops, priests, nuns and lay leaders shuffled dutifully into the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. They took their seats in the Great Auditorium, under a vast ceiling emblazoned with a red star – a reminder that in China the Communist Party reigns over all. The group belonged to
July 27, 2017
✣ Liturgy chief seeks to reconcile old and new Mass What happened? Cardinal Robert Sarah, the Vatican’s liturgy chief, has sparked debate by proposing a “reconciliation” between the old and new forms of Mass. Writing for the magazine Le Nef, Cardinal Sarah proposed that the Extraordinary Form and the Ordinary Form could have a shared calendar
July 27, 2017
✣ Highlights from the week online How a saint survived a hail of arrows St Sebastian is traditionally depicted apparently in the throes of martyrdom, being shot through with arrows. But according to churchpop.com, these depictions don’t tell the whole story. Sebastian was a 3rd-century Roman soldier and a clandestine Christian. “Due to his courage
July 27, 2017
A high-profile English convert to Catholicism has raised concerns about an “intellectual deficiency” in Pope Francis’s papacy, saying that the Pontiff may be causing “confusion” in the Church. Charles Moore, a journalist, author and former editor of the Daily Telegraph, Sunday Telegraph and the Spectator, told an Italian magazine: “My anxiety about Pope Francis is
July 27, 2017
Alcohol “continues to hold a tight grip on our national character”, an Irish bishop has said. Auxiliary Bishop Eamonn Walsh of Dublin made the remark as Ireland considers a bill that would restrict the sale and advertising of alcohol. In a letter to the Irish Times he expressed “deep concern” that the bill could be
July 27, 2017
The Chinese Communist Party’s senior figure for religious affairs has made it clear that Beijing intends to retain a tight grip on the Catholic Church. Yu Zhengsheng, a member of the elite seven-man Politburo Standing Committee and chairman of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, told members of the official Church “to ensure that the
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