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January 01, 1970
Catholic News Service
The introduction of “no-fault” divorces in the United Kingdom will undermine marriages from the outset, said the Catholic bishops of England and Wales. In the first major overhaul of UK divorce law for 50 years, the British government announced April 9 that it would allow couples to split up simply by filing a statement to
January 01, 1970
Fr John Zuhlsdorf
Benedict’s new letter is written from a unique perspective of experience of key positions in the Church. Hence, his retrospective on what happened in the Church after and partly because of Vatican II is valuable. Also, consider his direct and his remote audience. Since this was destined for the German Klerusblatt it is without question
January 01, 1970
Andy Leisinger
[Note: can we include some images of our best US covers as well as some inside shots and possible Jeremy Leasor’s papal knight cartoon?] GET AN EXCLUSIVE DEAL ON THE CATHOLIC MAGAZINE THAT’S TAKING AMERICA BY STORM In November 2018, The Catholic Herald magazine launched its beautifully produced US edition, after 130 years of publishing
January 01, 1970
Luke Coppen
January 01, 1970
Benjamin Loughnane
A Pennsylvania lawmaker has said that pro-life activists and Christians are bullies, after he faced criticism for a video he livestreamed, in which he angrily confronted a woman praying outside a Philadelphia Planned Parenthood. “Bring it, Bible Bullies! You are bigots, sexists, and misogynists and I see right through your fake morals and your broken
January 01, 1970
Courtney Grogan/CNA
Pope Francis said Saturday that abortion is never the answer to difficult prenatal diagnoses, calling selective abortion of the disabled the “expression of an inhuman eugenics mentality.” “Fear and hostility towards disability often lead to the choice of abortion, configuring it as a practice of ‘prevention,’” Pope Francis said May 25. “But the Church’s teaching
January 01, 1970
Nick Hallett
The Vatican’s new document on gender ideology is a “welcome contribution to developing Catholic thought” on the subject, the Bishops of England and Wales have said. On Monday, the Vatican Congregation for Catholic Education published “Male and Female He Created Them: Towards a path of dialogue on the question of gender theory in education,” a
January 01, 1970
Catholic News Agency
Some figures in the Catholic Church and Protestant loyalist groups in Scotland are seeking to reach a compromise regarding Protestant marches passing by Catholic churches. Opposition to Orange walks have increased since last July, when a priest, Canon Tom White, was spat at and verbally abused while greeting parishioners after Mass while an Orange march
January 01, 1970
Staff Reporter
  In his introduction, Cardinal Nichols praised priests for “your faithfulness, your steadfast generosity, your ministry of healing, your endurance, not least under the burden of the grievous damage done to innocent victims by just a very few of our brother priests.” In his homily, he warned that priests may feel increasingly out of place
January 01, 1970
Luke Coppen
January 01, 1970
Catholic News Agency
A mentally ill woman who identified herself as a Catholic is being held for blasphemy in Indonesia after an incident last week in which she brought a dog to a mosque and did not remove her shoes inside. The woman, who has a schizophrenia diagnosis, was arrested on July 2 for blaspheming Islam, which is
January 01, 1970
Aaron Benavides
Today three judges of the Court of Appeals will hear arguments in the case of an abortion clinic safe zone being challenged in court. In April 2018, Ealing councilors unanimously passed a Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO), creating a buffer zone that prevented pro-life demonstrators from gathering within 100 meters of the Marie Stopes clinic.
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