Food banks – a warning from Canada Free

01 May 2015 | by Paul Donovan | Comments: 6
One of the most shocking statistics of recent weeks has been that 1,084,000 people have visited food banks over the past year.

Nepal: it didn’t need to be this bad Free

29 April 2015 | by David Bainbridge | Comments: 0
We all knew the earthquake would come eventually. Nepal is in a seismically active area and experts have been warning of a major seismic shock for many years.

US nuns’ relief that the Vatican’s investigation fizzled out Free

27 April 2015 | by Professor Margaret Susan Thompson | Comments: 7
For those who watch the Vatican closely – and I am not usually one of them – two hints appeared late in 2014 that a resolution to the “doctrinal assessment” of America’s Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF) was close at hand.

The close relationship between Scottish bishops and the SNP Free

27 April 2015 | by Tom Gallagher | Comments: 5
The continuing nationalist surge in Scotland means Britain may face constitutional turmoil that is unparalleled since the unrest that led most of Ireland to depart the Union in 1922 and which engulfed Northern Ireland for a generation after 1969.

Failure to recognise the Armenian genocide has left Britain politically illiterate Free

24 April 2015 | by Igor Dorfmann-Lazarev | Comments: 1
Armenians, both the direct descendants of the survivors of the Genocide of 1915-16 and the others, live conscious that almost nine tenths of the country where their culture had developed and, in spite of all adversities, had endured for almost three millennia, has been cleansed of evidence of their ancestors.

Laity need to believe the bishops care about their survey responses Free

24 April 2015 | by Fr John Feeney | Comments: 10
Someone rang me this week to ask what had happened to the report from our recent consultation for the forthcoming Synod on Marriage and Family life. I had to admit that the report was on my desk but I hadn’t yet put it out in the parish.

One is an eminent 400-year-old Jesuit college situated in a quiet, residential square a stone’s throw from the hustle and bustle of High Street Kensington in London.

The two clerics keeping tens of thousands Iraqi refugees alive Free

21 April 2015 | by Bishop Nicholas Hudson | Comments: 1
"We don't call them 'refugees' but 'relatives'." That was the first thing we learnt on being welcomed to a camp in Erbil, northern Iraq.

The Greens and Catholic Social Teaching Free

20 April 2015 | by Jonathan Tulloch | Comments: 3
"The secret’s out, all over town," as the cowboy crooner Hank Williams once sang. The same can be said about Catholic Social Teaching. What was once described as the Church’s best secret, is now to the faith fore. These days there’s no excuses!

Palestinian Christians’ nine-year battle against the Israeli Wall Free

17 April 2015 | by Fr Paul Lansu | Comments: 3
This month, after a nine-year legal battle, the Israeli Supreme Court rejected a plan by the Israeli Government to extend the so-called Security Wall through the Cremisan Valley in the Bethleham district.

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