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September 21, 2017
September 21, 2017
The Pope admitted he made a mistake softening the sentence of an abuser priest
September 21, 2017
Santa Maria Novella hosts Theresa May's Brexit speech on Friday
September 21, 2017
Protests are becoming increasingly angry after Spain declared a forthcoming independence vote illegal
September 21, 2017
Bishop Schneider said that priests should 'lovingly and respectfully' tell their superiors that they cannot abandon the Church's perennial teaching
September 21, 2017
The room where Fr Stanley Rother was killed is a spine-tinglingly holy place
September 21, 2017
The Pope and the chancellor want a more 'humanised' globalism. But could this backfire?
September 21, 2017
Should Church law on papal resignations be changed? Professor Thomas Schüller, head of the canon law department at Münster University, thinks so. In a recent German television interview he argued that when a pope retires he ought no longer to wear white, but return to the red and black he wore as a cardinal and
September 21, 2017
✣ Traditionalists enrich the Church, says cardinal What happened? Cardinal Robert Sarah, the Vatican’s liturgy chief, has praised the “sincerity and devotion” of the “young men and women” who prefer the traditional Latin Mass. In a speech in Rome to mark the 10th anniversary of Benedict XVI’s Summorum Pontificum, the cardinal urged Catholics to “open your
September 21, 2017
✣ Highlights from the week online The encyclical that everyone should read Ahead of the 25th anniversary of Veritatis Splendor (“The Splendour of Truth”), Archbishop Charles Chaput said that St John Paul II’s encyclical will endure “long after many other works of popes and politicians are forgotten”. The reason is simple: “What it says is true.” In
September 21, 2017
Eight MPs are launching a Catholics for Labour group at the party’s conference in Brighton this Sunday. The group, which says it will focus on social justice and be guided by Catholic social teaching, will be led by Mike Kane, the MP for Wythenshawe and Sale East. He told the BBC that there were 3.8
September 21, 2017
Pope Francis met Tony Blair during a general audience in St Peter’s Square last week. Mr Blair, who became a Catholic after stepping down as prime minister, expressed his concern for minorities in the Middle East. The two leaders asked for each other’s prayers. The meeting took place on the day of the funeral of
September 21, 2017
Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor was praised as a “priest to his fingertips” during a funeral Mass at Westminster Cathedral last week. Archbishop George Stack of Cardiff said in his homily that the former Archbishop of Westminster was a gifted man who put his talents at the “service of God and the Church and society at large”.