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- Judge rejects adjudicator's "flawed approach" and rules in favour of London Oratory
- St Mary’s and Heythrop enter “final discussions” over landmark Catholic higher education deal
- Political parties pledge support for persecuted Christians but lukewarm on faith schools
- Palestinian Christians’ nine-year battle against the Israeli Wall Fr Paul Lansu
- The nation-changing issue no party is talking about Denis MacShane
- Ordinariate needs to integrate into the Church Fr Ashley Beck
The Catholic Church’s crisp four-page letter to voters ahead of May’s general election has been welcomed in the secular right-wing media as passionately as the Church of England’s own, 52-page guide was condemned.
These days the amalgamation of parishes is seen as the solution to a growing shortage of priests and a demographic shift towards towns and cities away from shrinking rural communities.
After Tristram Hunt’s comments on BBC Question Time about the inadequacy of sisters as teachers, I wrote to him and sent copies of the letter to David Cameron, Nick Clegg, Ed Miliband and the Education Secretary, Nicky Morgan.
The recent unprovoked and targeted murder of Coptic Christians in Libya has shocked many people around the world and caused immense sorrow and pain to their families and communities.
Ed Pawson, Chair of the National Association of Teachers of Religious Education (NATRE), argues that developing young people’s “religious literacy” would help to make them less vulnerable to radicalisation. “Good religious education has never been more needed,” says Pawson.
They danced down the narrow street to the applause of the crowd, continuing along the street to the Black Men’s Church of Our Lady of the Rosary.
With his new cardinals, Pope Francis wants a global Church focused on the world’s problems. So is Britain, once an international power, missing a trick?
Freetown’s Archbishop Edward Thamba Charles led a meeting in Parliament this week, and he explained to MPs and peers about the way faith leaders had engaged with the Ebola crisis.
There was a conference at the Vatican last week about women's cultures. Where does it leave us women? The sessions took place behind closed doors and the only action point that emerged from it was Pope Francis saying vaguely that women need more “incisive” roles.
“It’s Francis, it’s Francis!” exclaimed the watchman at the gate to the car parking space by San Salvador’s cathedral. “He’s the one who’s done it: he couldn’t bear to wait any longer.”