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October 16, 2021
Simon Caldwell
Cardinal Vincent Nicholas has led tributes to Sir David Amess, a Catholic MP murdered at his constituency surgery in Essex in a suspected terrorist attack. The Conservative MP for Southend West was knifed about a dozen times by a man who sprinted into Belfairs Methodist Church in Leigh-on-Sea shortly after 12 noon on Friday. Police
October 14, 2021
Simon Caldwell
A high-profile Anglican bishop has joined the Catholic Church in what has been described as “one of the most politically significant conversions for a very long time”. The reception of Michael Nazir-Ali, the former Anglican Bishop of Rochester, represents the third English episcopal move to Rome this year and the fourth in the last two
October 14, 2021
Katie Yoder/CNA
Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Oct 12, 2021 / 10:53 am The U.S. Catholic bishops’ pro-life chairman is expressing disappointment with President Biden as his administration reverses a Trump-era rule that restricted funding over abortion. “It’s really sad,” Archbishop Joseph Naumann of Kansas City, who heads the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) Committee on Pro-Life
October 13, 2021
Eduardo Campos Lima
In April, massive demonstrations exploded in Cali and in several Colombian cities. A combination of rising poverty, political dissatisfaction, and the Covid-19 pandemic led many people, especially the youth, to demand President Iván Duque’s impeachment.  After a few months, the mobilization lost momentum, even though a political solution has never emerged. But now many hope
October 11, 2021
The Catholic Herald
One of the Pope’s titles is that of pontifex, or bridge builder. It is an aspect of his office that Pope Francis might reflect on when it comes to his relationship with liturgical conservatives.   Most recently, in his meeting in Bratislava with Slovakian Jesuits, the Pope addressed his decision to restrict celebrations of the
October 11, 2021
CNA Staff
Pope Francis has met with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, the Democrat politician often at the centre of controversy over her support for abortion. The Vatican had released no information about what the Pope and Mrs Pelosi discussed together on Saturday in line with its usual custom for papal meetings with non-heads of state. But it
October 10, 2021
Simon Caldwell
The Prime Minister will not support a controversial Bill to legalise assisted suicide, according to Downing Street sources. Boris Johnson reviewed arguments for and against the Assisted Dying Bill of Baroness Meacher during his summer break and decided that he would not back a change in the law to allow doctors to assist in the
October 08, 2021
Courtney Mares/CNA
Pope Francis has announced that he plans to declare St Irenaeus of Lyon a Doctor of the Church with the title “Doctor unitatis,” meaning “Doctor of Unity.” The pope made the announcement in a speech to the St. Irenaeus Working Group, a group of Catholic and Orthodox theologians who conducted a study together on synodality
October 07, 2021
Simon Caldwell
More than 200,000 people will die by euthanasia or assisted suicide within five years of a change in the law, a Catholic MP has predicted. Speaking at a fringe event at the Conservative Party Conference in Manchester, Sir Edward Leigh, the MP for Gainsborough, said a law on “assisted dying” would follow the same trajectory
October 06, 2021
Simon Caldwell
A bombshell report which claimed French priests, and teachers and lay workers sexually abused a third of a million children since 1950 represented a “moment of shame” for the Catholic Church, the Pope has said. At his weekly general audience, Pope Francis told French pilgrims that he wished “to express to the victims my sadness
October 04, 2021
Simon Caldwell
A bombshell report will tomorrow reveal that more than 3,000 paedophiles have operated in the French Catholic Church over the last 70 years. On the eve of the publication of a 2,500-page dossier on the findings of a four-year inquiry into clerical abuse, Jean-Marc Sauvé (pictured), the chief of the investigating commission said the numbers
October 01, 2021
The Catholic Herald
A synod on synodality may seem like an oxymoron but that is what is beginning this month. Pope Francis wants to rethink how the Church is run, and a synod – an assembly of the Church – is one way he hopes to address the issue of greater lay involvement in decision-making. The synod was
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