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February 15, 2018
February 15, 2018
The employee had been at Oxfam at the time
February 15, 2018
A German magazine quoted the Pope Emeritus's brother as saying Benedict had a degenerative disease
February 15, 2018
'With God's help, we can remain strong and resolute to resist evil in all its manifestations'
February 15, 2018
The cardinal believes reception of Communion depends on 'conscience'. Does his reasoning add up?
February 15, 2018
The Sodality of the Blessed Sacrament now has hundreds of members across the world
February 15, 2018
The Holy See is doing little to challenge authoritarian regimes
February 15, 2018
The Vatican confirmed that the Pope's meetings are regular and ongoing
February 15, 2018
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February 15, 2018
Cardinal Oswald Gracias has expressed “anguish” over rising intolerance in India. Speaking after his election as president of the Catholics Bishops’ Conference of India last week, he said that efforts to divide citizens along religious lines were “harmful for the nation”. It is, perhaps, tempting to dismiss his comments as the kind of thing leaders
February 15, 2018
✣  Vatican bishop: China is model of Catholic social teaching What happened? A Vatican official gushed over China’s virtues. Bishop Marcelo Sánchez Sorondo, chancellor of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences, said: “Right now, those who are best implementing the social doctrine of the Church are the Chinese.” He told Vatican Insider after a short
February 15, 2018
✣ Highlights from the week online Britain’s freedoms and a Tory threat “Brexit was supposed to liberate Britons from unaccountable government, PC orthodoxy, and high-handed bureaucracy,” wrote Sohrab Ahmari in Commentary. “But who needs Brussels mandarins when supposed Conservatives in Westminster are beholden to the same orthodoxies? The government is planning to make “an ultra-progressive
February 15, 2018
Pope Francis has appointed Canon Paul Swarbrick, a diocesan priest, as the new Bishop of Lancaster. The bishop-elect was born and raised within the diocese before training for the priesthood at Ushaw College, Durham. He was ordained in his home town of Garstang in 1982 and has served in various parishes across the diocese. “I
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