Our wedding took place in total secrecy, in a locked Catholic church in the centre of Birmingham, with no witnesses, no family; only the vicar-general of Birmingham Archdiocese who had been given permission by the Vatican for the ceremony to go ahead.
Congratulations for Pope Emeritus Benedict are in order. It's not every day that someone receives two honorary doctorates.
The Sisters of the Holy Family of Bordeaux and the Institute of Our Lady of Mercy are pulling out of running nursing homes, the Jesuits are closing Heythrop College and the Daughters of Charity of St Vincent de Paul are looking for a lay director to lead some of their activities. Sr Maura O'Carroll asks, what is going on?
On Wednesday the Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, announced his July Budget – and what we, and many other charities, church organisations and poverty campaigners were waiting to hear was where the expected £12 billion worth of cuts is to fall.
Many Christians, above all in Germany, are overjoyed that Catholic and Protestant leaders have courageously agreed that the Protestant and Catholic Churches will celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation together.
Euthanasia was legalised in Belgium in 2002 for terminally ill patients. But Wim Distelmans, the chairman of the Federal Euthanasia Commission, recently reported that between 2 and 3 per cent of the 1,924 people who died last year by euthanasia were psychiatric patients. Bipolar disorder was the majority diagnosis.
The word “redemption” is used in two particular ways. First, it’s a religious word, referring to the process by which human beings are saved.
There is much common ground between Pope Francis’s encyclical Laudato si' and Islamic teaching on the environment.
Most Read Articles
Manage my subcription hereManage
Sign up for our newsletterSign Up