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June 14, 2018
June 14, 2018
The NHS can make terrible mistakes. But its basic principle - healthcare provision based on need - is congruent with Church teaching
June 14, 2018
The Chamber of Deputies in the Pope's homeland passed the measure after a 20-hour debate
June 14, 2018
Michael Noakes, who has died aged 84, had a great interest in people, and it showed in his art
June 14, 2018
If Varadkar forces them to perform abortions, they cannot stay Catholic
June 14, 2018
Inspired by Pope Leo XIII, Jules Rimet created a tournament that brought warring nations together
June 14, 2018
The 'alt-liberals' are all-knowing, self-regarding and autocratic
June 14, 2018
Can the coalition between the Catholic-friendly Lega and the socially liberal Five Star survive?
June 14, 2018
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June 14, 2018
Archbishop Anil Couto has started a political firestorm in India. The Archbishop of Delhi recently published a pastoral letter arguing that attacks on minorities threatened India’s “democratic principles and secular fabric”. He urged Catholics to join a prayer campaign ahead of next year’s general election, when, he said, “we will have a new government”. A
June 14, 2018
✣ ✣ Vatican rejects German Communion plan What happened? The Vatican rejected the German bishops’ proposal to allow Protestant spouses of Catholics to receive Communion. The decision was announced in a letter, approved by the Pope, from the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. Canon law, which has been criticised as too vague, allows
June 14, 2018
✣ Highlights from the week online Following the money on population control At the Catholic News Agency, Kevin Jones argued that the Humanae Vitae controversy “cannot be understood” without its financial context. Pope Paul VI’s encyclical, whose 50th anniversary falls on July 25, was opposed by a “well-funded advocacy network” which resented Pope Paul’s reaffirmation
June 14, 2018
Notre Dame, Indiana Liberation Theology founder turns 90 Pope Francis has sent greetings to “the father of Liberation Theology”, Fr Gustavo Gutiérrez, on his 90th birthday. “Thank you for your efforts and for your way of challenging everyone’s conscience, so that no one remains indifferent to the tragedy of poverty and exclusion,” the Pope wrote.
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