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There has long been an ambivalence about the man who was both the ultimate betrayer and the means by which God’s plan was fulfilled. The author of a new book visits the lonely place where the renegade apostle took his own life
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- Cushley says O’Brien damaged Church’s credibility as new allegations emerge
- German cardinals row over pastoral care of divorced and remarried
- Priests and bishops latest to say English missal translation needs overhaul
- Cardinal mocks FIFA president Sepp Blatter’s claim that FIFA is more influential than religion
- Sepp Blatter has scored an own goal taking on religion Jimmy Burns
- The new Missal has failed Bishop Donald Trautman
- Report into Cardinal O'Brien should be published Elena Curti
Cologne’s cardinal, Rainer Maria Woelki, has shown a touch of the populist as well as of a pastor, worthy of Pope Francis, in his attempt to check the vainglorious claims by FIFA president Sepp Blatter that football’s international governing body represents a greater universal benefit to society than religion.
I add my voice and prayer to Fr O’Collins SJ, call for the 1998 English Missal translation, which was approved by more than two-thirds of the United States bishops, to replace the present failed text of the New Roman Missal.
Pope Francis must hope that his swift, decisive action against Cardinal Keith O'Brien will draw the line under a scandal that done great harm to the Church in Scotland and beyond.
It may seem strange that Richard III, the last of the Plantagenet Kings and head of the House of York, should be buried in Leicester. There is an explanation for this odd occurrence, but it illustrates the religious ignorance and insensitivity of the secular establishment.
I was filled with gratitude towards Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana for their statements supporting the reality that every child needs to know and be raised in a natural family. “The only family is the traditional one,” Dolce boldly declared in an interview with the Italian Panorama magazine. The designers – one-time partners –spoke endearing common sense comments about marriage and family, focused on children’s rights and their need for their biological mother and father.
In the last general election I voted for the Liberal Democrats, the two main reasons being their pledge to oppose a rise in tuition fees, and Vince Cable’s expertise on the economy.
I am a great believer in transparency of opportunity and giving a chance to the best candidate/applicant, not the favoured one, nor the one who can afford the opportunity.
I am voting Ukip at the 2015 general election, for the first time. The Conservatives’ support for redefining marriage means that I cannot, in good conscience, vote for them again.
In the last election I voted Liberal Democrats, partly because the local candidate was considered a decent bloke, and partly because we all knew that voting Lib-Dem was how you kept the Tories out. (We all know what happened next.)
Voting can be a tricky business – there is no one party that fully reflects Christian values. There is also the need to consider the interplay of the character of individual candidates and the values of the party they choose to stand for.