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January 21, 2016
Tim Stanley
What should the thoughtful Catholic make of presidential candidate Donald Trump? Love him? Loathe him? Laugh at him? Or gaze in awe at his ageless hair? Somewhere, buried deep inside it, Raquel Welch is probably battling a dinosaur. In the middle of a rally last year, Trump invited a woman onto the stage to prove
January 21, 2016
Staff writers
Catholic bishops on a solidarity visit to the “forgotten” Christians of the Middle East have called for new peace efforts to resolve conflicts tearing apart the troubled region. They also highlighted the ongoing plight of Iraqi Christian refugees who face another winter of displacement, 18 months after fleeing persecution by ISIS militants. “They want a future
January 21, 2016
Staff writers
Sunday schools may have to be registered with the Government and could be inspected by Ofsted under new Government proposals which have the backing of the bishops’ education body. The Evangelical Alliance urged Christians “to speak out against new proposals that could limit the Church’s ability to teach children traditional biblical principles and absolute claims of
January 21, 2016
Staff writers
Poll reveals decline of religion in Britain Nearly half of people in Britain say they have no religion, according to a YouGov survey. The survey found that 46 per cent of adults of all backgrounds had no religion, up from 37 just three years ago, while 42 per cent of people said they were Christian. Pray
January 21, 2016
Fr Matthew Pittam
It's not just the big bang theory that we owe to a Catholic priest. Many clergy have made enormous contributions to science
January 21, 2016
Staff Reporter
Liverpool-born archbishop says Brexit would weaken Europe
January 21, 2016
Fr Raymond de Souza
Cardinal Danneels, on the one hand, and Cardinal Sarah on the other – the two tell very different tales
January 21, 2016
Sir James MacMillan
The eulogy given by Sir James at his granddaughter Sara’s Requiem Mass tells how a frail young child brought God’s grace to the lives of all those who knew her
January 21, 2016
Jonathan Wright
Superficial similarity may hide more fundamental disagreements
January 21, 2016
Staff Reporter
Pietro Maso killed his parents 25 years ago in a case that shocked Italy
January 21, 2016
Junno Arocho Esteves
The woman has been offered a place at a women's shelter run by the Missionaries of Charity
January 21, 2016
Luke Coppen
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