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The leading proponent of relaxing the ban on Communion for divorced and remarried Catholics tells Christopher Lamb that the Church too often appears rule-bound
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The vote by the Church of England to ordain women as bishops changes nothing in its official relations with the Catholic Church. And yet it changes a great deal.
Anglican clergy in Australia are no longer compelled to keep confessions of serious crimes confidential, following a decision made by the General Synod of the Anglican Church of Australia last week.
Francis has a real and instinctive gift for reaching out to people and it has been met with astonishing positivity by the Western media.
Catholic Social Thought and Practice (CSTP) addresses a wide field, including issues well beyond the competence of an economist.
Education, Education, Education was the mantra of New Labour - but beyond the din of sound bites and slick spin there was a fundamental truth that even the most obstinate of opponents recognised.
The World Cup is now well under way. We’ve had some brilliant games and some wonderful goals. It is shaping up to be a great tournament. But is there a way for us to use the World Cup in our evangelism? The short answer is yes. But we should be very careful. No one likes a spoilsport.
It’s been more than four months since then-pregnant mother of two, Meriam Yahia Ibrahim, was first arrested in Sudan for practising her Catholic faith.
In recent months we have been treated with a drip feed of stories about how troublesome Muslims are to wider British society. First it was the Niqab, then so-called sharia courts, followed quickly by halal food.
Old habits of denial die hard, even as we watch the “Trojan Horse” disgorge its sinister cargo on our television screens.
In January 2014 the former Archbishop of Canterbury, George Carey, celebrated Christian Unity week by labelling the work of the Anglican-Roman Catholic International Commission (ARCIC) “irrelevant to the ordinary Christian”. He argued that the 45 year-old dialogue should be abandoned in favour of small, local collaborations between Anglicans and Catholics.