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September 06, 2018
September 06, 2018
The cardinal said that breaking with the doctrine would contradict the nature of marriage
September 06, 2018
The world must act to protect this largely Christian minority. Its suffering has been ignored for too long
September 06, 2018
Amid the darkness in the world and the Church, there is one constant source of light
September 06, 2018
Funerals aren't just about the dead. The living hijack them
September 06, 2018
The Tyburn Nuns were startled when two priests asked them to create a male order
September 06, 2018
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September 06, 2018
Archbishop Charles Chaput has urged the Pope to delay next month’s youth synod in Rome. Speaking at a conference last week, the Archbishop of Philadelphia said he had written to Francis arguing that “right now, the bishops would have absolutely no credibility in addressing this topic”. The archbishop did not need to explain to his
September 06, 2018
✣ Viganò and papal aides clash over Kim Davis saga What happened? The row over the testimony of Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò entered new territory as the whistleblower sought to defend his record as US nuncio – specifically in organising the Pope’s meeting with Kim Davis, a clerk jailed for five days for refusing to
September 06, 2018
✣ Highlights from the week online The apron Our Lady made her own At Catholic Exchange, Fr William Saunders told the story of the scapular – a piece of cloth originally worn as an apron and part of monks’ habits. Lay people took to wearing smaller versions: two small pieces of cloth, attached to string and
September 06, 2018
Washington, DC ‘We need answers’: Catholic women appeal to Pope Francis More than 30,000 Catholic women have signed a letter to Pope Francis asking him to issue a “direct response” to allegations from the former US nuncio, Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò. The 750-word letter, published on the website of the Washington DC-based Catholic Women’s Forum,
September 06, 2018
Officials are adrift as the Vatican reels from one crisis to the next Back in January, the question on everyone’s mind was: will the curial reform finally take shape this year? It was clear that 2018 would be a make-or-break one for Pope Francis – a year in which he would have to decide whether
September 06, 2018
The aid agency’s search for a new leader It’s not a bad job, being director of Cafod: £90,000 a year to run the English Church’s international aid agency, and to oversee its tireless work feeding the hungry, housing the homeless and empowering those on the margins. But it’s not an easy job, either: in an