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August 12, 2022
Gavin Ashenden
The next Pope must have the spiritual integrity to tackle the metaphysical assaults of secularism, writes Gavin Ashenden
August 10, 2022
The Catholic Herald
Any question raised about the mass graves involving indigenous people in Canada immediately generates the accusation of someone being an apologist for the Catholic Church and what it did, or worse, a racist and imperialist. To be clear, the Catholic Church did operate schools and there is no denying abuses took place. It was therefore
August 10, 2022
The Catholic Herald
The Vatican may have come out swinging against the German Synodal Path, claiming the movement – designed to give lay members a say in running the Church – lacks the authority to instruct bishops on doctrine or morality, and warned of the dangers of schism, but the Path may have just got a huge shot
August 09, 2022
The Catholic Herald
The battle for the next Pope may be shaping up to be a contest between a Filipino and a Hungarian, but Vatican Secretary of State, Pietro Parolin, is said to be a big favourite of Pope Francis when it comes to succession. Yet is the Italian Cardinal undermining his chances of succeeding the Pope? Cardinal
August 08, 2022
The Catholic Herald
Filipino Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle – fast-emerging as a frontrunner to succeed Pope Francis, as rumours grow about a looming papal resignation – has been in the United Kingdom. A guest at the Anglican Lambeth Conference, the papabile offered a progressive message, a potential sign of what could be in store should the Cardinal succeed
August 03, 2022
The Catholic Herald
As the Catholic Herald recently reported, rumours continue to abound about Pope Francis’ future after the Holy Father recently told reporters he can no longer travel like he once did, and one day may have to retire. Pope Francis repeated a phrase – “the door is open” – adding that there was nothing wrong with
July 29, 2022
The Catholic Herald
Opus Dei found unwelcome fame and undeserved notoriety at the hand of thr infamous but hugely successful novelist Dan Brown. It has returned to the public stage this week, not in the form of the imaginative parody the Da Vinci Code presented, but because of the pope’s most recent letter. Entitled ‘Ad charisma tuendum’ “For
Good ecclesiastical governance takes time, writes Hugh Somerville Knapman OSB FOUR APOSTOLIC LETTERS have already appeared this year; in 2021 there were eight, in 2020 five, and in 2019 another eight. In a pontificate now into its tenth year, Pope Francis has issued a total of 49; Benedict XVI issued 13 in eight years, and
July 21, 2022
The Catholic Herald
The Holy See issued a statement on Thursday, warning that Germany’s ‘Synodal Path’ – a movement designed to give lay members a say in the running of the Catholic Church – lacks the authority to instruct bishops on doctrine or morality, and warned of the dangers of splitting the Church.  In a statement issued by
July 14, 2022
The Catholic Herald
Pope Francis has named three women to the Dicastery for Bishops. It is the first time that women have been appointed to the Dicastery responsible for identifying future bishops: Sister Raffaella Petrini, F.S.E., Secretary General of the Governorate of the Vatican City State; Sister Yvonne Reungoat, F.M.A, former Superior General of the Daughters of Mary
July 14, 2022
Simon Caldwell
The 20th century was a great era for popes, with several recognised as saints. Pope Francis himself has canonised Pope St John XXIII, Pope St Paul VI and Pope St John Paul II and the cause of Venerable Pope Pius XII, who hid 477 Roman Jews from the Nazis in the Vatican and a further
July 06, 2022
The Catholic Herald
In a major blow to Chinese Catholics, the Pope has indicated the Vatican’s secretive deal with the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) will be renewed once again. Coming just a day after reports that the Vatican’s unofficial representative in Hong Kong warned Catholics the freedoms of the past were over, Pope Francis said he hopes the
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