- Strangers in a strange land
With the United Kingdom criticised for opting out of a European Union plan to resettle thousands of migrants from Africa and the Middle East, what should be the Christian response to immigration and does Scripture offer any guidance?
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The Ontario Ministry of Education released its updated Health and Physical Education (HPE) Curriculum Guidelines in March, one for elementary schools and another for secondary schools, both replacing the curriculum that had last been updated in 1999.
The question on everyone’s lips today has been about the pollsters. “How did they get it so wrong?” people have been asking, ever since the first results were announced in the early hours of Friday which confirmed the surprising apparent implausibility of the exit poll.
When Francis travels to the US in September he will canonise a Spanish Franciscan friar, Fr Junipero Serra (1713-1784), who founded the first missions in California that converted native Americans to Catholicism.
We have reached the eve of the General Election, a time of choice for the people of our country in the political make up of the next government. The outcome is still unclear as the final opinion polls show a gap in voting intentions and it’s too close to call.
In the past few days many people have been asking why there has been a rise in the number of women entering religious life in England and Wales.
One of the most shocking statistics of recent weeks has been that 1,084,000 people have visited food banks over the past year.
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.
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.
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.
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.