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03 September 2015 by Archbishop Dr John Sentamu 0

For the people of the Pacific Rim, climate change is not just a crusade it is vital for their survival. But as the Archbishop of York witnessed this summer it may already be too late

02 September 2015 by Dr D Vincent Twomey 0

Rev Dr D Vincent Twomey provides with an eye witness account of the Pope Emeritus's annual meeting for his former doctoral and post-doctoral students at the Apostolic Palace of Castel Gandolfo

21 August 2015 by Maureen Duggan MD FRCPCH Sheffield 10

The Kenyan Bishops’ Conference and the Kenyan Catholic Doctors Association (KCDA) have alleged that immunisation is being used as a cloak for covert contraception. This is their second foray into primary health care; in late 2014 they warned women against tetanus vaccination, followed in July 2015 by a boycott of oral polio vaccination (OPV) of children.

28 August 2015 by Paul Donovan4

New figures released by the Office for National Statistics have revealed that UK net migration has hit a record high, with 330,000 migrants in the year to March – an increase of 28 per cent.

31 August 2015 by Nicholas King SJ 4

The second reading for last Sunday caused something of a flutter, for it seemed to justify the views of those who regard women as inferior members of the human race.

25 August 2015 by Maria Exall 1

This autumn we will see the Conservative Government attempt to introduce a trade union reform bill. All who believe that our life at work is an important part of our human flourishing should be very concerned about the Government’s plans.

18 August 2015 by Ayesha Vardag 2

Years ago, as a practising Roman Catholic and a lawyer, I spoke to a canon lawyer about qualifying into his field. He told me I would contribute more by bringing the principles of my faith to mainstream law.

14 August 2015 by Rachael Jones 4

October will mark the second anniversary of the Vatican issuing its unprecedented questionnaire asking Catholics their view about the family. It explored issues such as marriage preparation, marriage, marital breakdown and remarriage, and other relationships.

14 August 2015 by Barbara Kentish 1

Ann Dummett, a Catholic academic and a member of the Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants, tellingly entitled one chapter of her 1973 book, A Portrait of English Racism, “What I say three times is true.”

13 August 2015 by Sr Gemma Simmonds 2

The London School of Economics’ recent study of the kinds of social activities that help to overcome depression has shown up religion observance as the only activity to make a positive difference to mental wellbeing over time, outranking voluntary work and joining political parties, sport and social clubs.