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October 05, 2017
October 05, 2017
Some say the Pope has reaffirmed traditional teaching, while others believe the correction will be ineffectual
October 05, 2017
When the liturgy becomes secondary, clearly the Church is not functioning as it is intended to
October 05, 2017
Cardinal Nichols recalled his predecessor's warm encounters with the Royal family – including a sing-a-long with the Queen Mother
October 05, 2017
The rights of the Rohingya must be defended. But the UN's push for citizenship is wrong
October 05, 2017
Others maintain his bones were stolen and taken to the southern Italian town of Bari
October 05, 2017
The former pontiff said liturgy had become too centred on man's 'activity and creativity'
October 05, 2017
Iraq's Christian communities are rebuilding, but there's a danger the international community will ignore them
October 05, 2017
The Catholic cyber-wars have broken out and the casualties are piling up
October 05, 2017
The Vatican won’t be winning a Best Places to Work award any time soon. At least according to Cardinal Gerhard Müller, who was released as prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith this summer. He has claimed that curial officials are “living in great fear”. “If they say one small or harmless
October 05, 2017
✣ Jesuit author’s talks are cancelled amid backlash What happened? The “filial correction” sent by 62 clergy and lay Catholics to the Pope provoked much debate. Unlike previous appeals to Francis, it also drew the attention of secular outlets, perhaps thanks to the “h” word – the Associated Press headline read: “Conservative theologians accuse the Pope
October 05, 2017
✣ Highlights from the week online The religion Hugh Hefner rejected There were many responses to the death of Playboy founder Hugh Hefner; but not enough, said Terry Mattingly of getreligion.org, focused on his Methodism. Hefner once told the Chicago Sun Times: “Our family was Prohibitionist, Puritan in a very real sense. Never smoked, swore,
October 05, 2017
Mgr Augustine Hoey, a renowned spiritual director who converted to Catholicism aged 78 after more than half a century as an Anglican clergyman, has died aged 101. Mgr Hoey had been living in Walsingham, where, until recently, he had prayed for Christian unity in all seven of the village’s churches every day. “I just carry