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May 24, 2018
May 24, 2018
Archbishop Ivan Jurkovic said everyone should be able to benefit from necessary health services without falling into poverty
May 24, 2018
A country known for its priest shortage has experienced a sudden increase in numbers
May 24, 2018
Changes to the law have made it harder than ever for ordinary Catholics to honour Sunday's day of rest. But there is hope
May 24, 2018
Catholic thinkers are just beginning to get to grips with new virtual currencies such as Bitcoin
May 24, 2018
As my grandmother lay dying in a care home, the only comfort to be found was from the rosary – and the words of Benedict XVI
May 24, 2018
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May 24, 2018
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May 24, 2018
Vatican-watchers were surprised when Pope Francis named 14 new cardinals on Sunday. Given that the number of voting cardinals was already near the limit of 120, it was expected that Francis would give out only a handful of red hats – if any – this year. Eleven of the new cardinals are under 80, raising
May 24, 2018
✣ Being gay does not matter, Pope tells abuse survivor What happened? Juan Carlos Cruz, one of three Chilean abuse survivors who met Pope Francis last month, gave an interview to the Spanish newspaper El País in which he said the Pontiff told him: “Juan Carlos, that you are gay does not matter. God made you
May 24, 2018
✣ Highlights from the week online How to mark the last moments of a life At Church Life Journal, Elaine Stratton Hild recalled the medieval rites around dying. At one Austrian monastery, not untypical of the 14th century, “The leader of the community, the prior, came to the brother’s sickbed to hear his confession. The
May 24, 2018
Riverside, California Judge overturns law allowing assisted suicide American bishops have welcomed a ruling by a California judge overturning the state’s 2015 law allowing assisted suicide. The US Conference of Catholic Bishops said: “Assisted suicide is not health care. We pray that this ruling will stand and that law-makers will rethink this tragic mistake, reject
May 24, 2018
A mass resignation could mark a new era in child protection The clerical abuse crisis is global. Its causes are complex and its roots are deep. The situation in Chile represents in microcosm the problems facing the whole Church – problems that are not going to be solved in the short term, and will not