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September 07, 2017
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He was attending a funeral at a church in north London
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One columnist said Rees-Mogg's Catholicism has 'no place in public life'
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He also said the media backlash showed the 'extremes' to which commentators are moving
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In a year's time, around 10,000 pilgrims are expected to gather to adore the Blessed Sacrament
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The campaign has been marred by bullying, vilification and media bias
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Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor took on leadership of the English Church amid political and ecclesiastical turmoil
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The death of Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor – a solid and cheerful presence at the helm of English Catholicism for almost two decades – has touched Catholics across the world. And not only Catholics: some of the most moving tributes to the former Archbishop of Westminster have come from the leaders of other Christian communities. These
September 07, 2017
✣ Archbishop: I’d go to jail over confessional seal What happened? Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor, the former Archbishop of Westminster, died on September 1 at the age of 85, after being admitted to hospital a fortnight before. In a message transmitted via his successor Cardinal Vincent Nichols, Cardinal Murphy-O’Connor had said: “At this time, the words I
September 07, 2017
✣ Highlights from the week online The age of bearing false witness At catholicculture.org, Phil Lawler named the “defining sin of our era”. The Commandment “most conspicuously disregarded in our society today”, Lawler suggested, is “Thou shalt not bear false witness.” It isn’t just everyday lies which come under this commandment; it also applies when
September 07, 2017
Thousands of Catholics gathered in Carfin, south-east of Glasgow, on Sunday as Scottish bishops carried out the Consecration of Scotland to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. At the Carfin Grotto, the bishops prayed: “We consecrate Scotland to you: all that we have, all that we love, all that we are. To you we give our
September 07, 2017
The bishops of England and Wales have decided to reinstate two Holy Days of Obligation, a decision confirmed by the Holy See. With effect from the First Sunday of Advent 2017, the days reinstated are the Epiphany of the Lord on January 6 (transferred to the adjacent Sunday when it falls on Saturday or Monday),
September 07, 2017
A court has ruled that a Christian child who was placed in the foster care of two Muslim households should now move in with her grandmother. At a family court hearing last week, a judge said that the girl should live with a member of her family who could meet her needs “in terms of