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June 24, 2022
Ben Stephens
What was Pope Francis thinking when he cancelled the Vatican's Corpus Christi procession, asks Ben Stephens
June 16, 2022
Staff Reporter
A cultural Iron Curtain now very much divides the two halves of the EU. To the west, are the more progressive, ethnically diverse and secular states of western Europe. To the east, are the more traditionalist, more homogenous and largely re-Christianising former communist states. Slightly shocking perhaps to some then that the conservative and historically
June 14, 2022
Staff Reporter
Details have been released of Pope Francis’ comments about the conflict in Ukraine, regarding which he accused Russian troops of brutality while claiming the invasion violated the right to self-determination. As reported by Reuters, in the text of a conversation last month with editors of Jesuit media, the Pontiff praised Ukrainians for fighting for their
June 14, 2022
Staff Reporter
When it was established in 1947, the modern state of India offered the secular alternative to decidedly Islamic Pakistan. Yes, India was the Hindu-majority carve-out from the British Raj, while Pakistan (which comprised what is now Bangladesh and modern-day Pakistan under 1971) was to be the homeland of the Subcontinent’s Muslims, but for years India
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
September 30, 2021
Simon Caldwell
Transsexual women are presenting themselves as men to infiltrate Catholic seminaries, a US bishop has said. Bishops should now order physical examinations or DNA tests for candidates for the priesthood, Archbishop Jerome Listecki of Milwaukee advised members of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops in a memo. He said that on more than one occasion
September 14, 2021
Simon Caldwell
The Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, is today mourning the death of his Catholic mother who has passed away “suddenly and peacefully” in a London hospital. Charlotte Johnson Wahl, 79, had Mr Johnson baptised into her faith as a baby but he elected to worship as an Anglican when he went to Eton College. Few details
September 09, 2021
Simon Caldwell
Catholics must actively oppose the latest attempt to legalise assisted suicide, the bishops of England and Wales have said in a letter to the laity. The Assisted Dying Bill of Baroness Meacher represents an “unprecedented attack on the sanctity of life” which must be combatted actively through prayer, lobbying and witness, the bishops said. The
September 08, 2021
Simon Caldwell
Pope Francis has united with Orthodox and Anglican leaders to urge people everywhere to “eat, travel, spend, invest and live differently” in an attempt to save the planet from destruction. In their first ever joint statement, the Pope joined Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby and the Istanbul-based Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I to plead with people
September 08, 2021
Simon Caldwell
Catholic bishops have severely criticised the arms trade on the eve of one of the world’s largest fairs. Three English bishops and a Scottish bishop joined justice and peace activist in signing a statement attacking the trade in global weaponry. The intervention comes just days before the Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI) arms fair
September 08, 2021
Jonah McKeown/CNA
Denver Newsroom, Sep 7, 2021 / 14:30 pm Attorney General Merrick Garland on Monday vowed to “protect” women seeking abortions in Texas, days after a new state law went into effect aiming to prohibit most abortions after six weeks.  While the Justice Department “urgently explores all options to challenge” Texas’ new law and “protect the
September 07, 2021
CNA Staff
Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Sep 5, 2021 / 18:07 pm Calling abortion “the most pressing human rights challenge of our time,” Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone on Sunday invoked the excommunication of prominent Catholic segregationists in the early 1960s as an example of a legitimate response to Catholics politicians who support “a great moral evil.” In an op-ed
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