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A recent conference explored how the idea of Purgatory could work in contemporary psychotherapy. Much common ground was found, particularly in relation to pride, hope and love
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Food poverty, fuel poverty, school uniform poverty – poverty nowadays gets to be labelled. But really, it’s just poverty. If you can’t afford to eat, the chances are you can’t afford to heat your house or buy your kids clothes.
Attitudes to the internet have gone topsy-turvy. Trendy lifestyle gurus are advising people to slow down and switch off, to distance themselves from the overwhelming 24-7 world of social media. But this week the Church effectively told Catholics to speed up and plug in.
Recently on a slightly alcohol-fuelled night out I had a moment of madness and invited one of my agnostic friends along to evening prayer at Plymouth Cathedral.
The Catholic Church in Haiti and all the Haitian people were surprised and happy when the good news came - that we were to get our first cardinal.
As I slowly wake up, I step outside to see the sun rising over the Oubangui River, and I hear a fisherman yelling, 'vive la liberté', followed by loud cheering.
Today was a first in some ways – but not in as many as some would have hoped.
There was no British voice in the conclave that elected Pope Francis.
May I take gentle issue with the view expressed by Daniel Kearney in his blog of 2 January that “kids don’t get prayer’?
I met Paul Goggins on a freezing Friday night in November 2012 in Manchester. We were addressing a gathering of the Manchester University Catholic Chaplaincy’s Faith and Politics Society.
I could hardly believe my eyes when I read your report “Dioceses face up to having fewer priests” (The Tablet, 4 January). I wasn't astonished by the numbers provided from two dioceses, Birmingham and Northampton, of churches closing and the parishes being amalgamated,