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June 29, 2022
Ken Craycraft
The Dobbs decision is a major step in fumigating the lawless stench that was Roe v. Wade, writes Ken Craycraft
June 28, 2022
Kemi Badenoch MP
The UK and Vatican must tackle religious persecution, says Kemi Badenoch
June 28, 2022
Gertrude Clarke
Gertrude Clark speaks to Sir James MacMillan about the power of music
June 28, 2022
Serenhedd James
Scottish Catholics had to wait for nearly 30 years after their coreligionists in England and Wales for the restoration of their own hierarchy of diocesan bishops. It was not until the late 1860s that Rome decided that something definitive must be done about the state of the Church in Scotland. Writing in the journal Recusant
June 28, 2022
Robert Verrill OP
The reasons for the Church’s conflict with Galileo are more complex than we think
June 28, 2022
Simon Caldwell
The visit to Celestine’s tomb by any pope would be enough to trigger speculation of an impending resignation
June 28, 2022
Miles Pattenden
Pope Francis may try to influence the electorate in the conclave, but no one can predict who will succeed him It is a paradox of papal history that each pope can create as many cardinals as he likes, and yet no pope has ever been able to use that power to choose his own successor.
June 25, 2022
Karl Gustel Wärnberg
Shane McGowan, the frontman of the Pogues, gives an account of his Irish Catholic roots and faith before the release of his new album
June 24, 2022
Simon Caldwell
Earlier this week a man fleeing at least one gunman tried to hide in a Mexican church. The assassins followed him inside and in the frenzy that followed two Jesuit priests were murdered as they tried to protect him. The gunmen removed the bodies of all three of their victims from the church in Cerocahui,
May 30, 2022
Frank Cottrell-Boyce
Novelist and screenwriter Frank Cottrell-Boyce writes about his relationship with Mary, Mother of Jesus – and Mary’s Meals, the charity that bears her name and feeds 2,279,941 hungry children every school day
May 27, 2022
Michael White
In Oberammergau, the other week, an entire Bavarian village geared up for the opening of this year’s Passion Play.
May 27, 2022
Ronald Hutton
Lighting bonfires on St John’s Eve in June is an ancient folk custom across Europe, originally to bless and protect communities against danger
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