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"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!
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.
It is more than 20 years since a significant number of Anglican clergy and laypeople became Catholics at roughly the same time; it is also over four years since Pope Benedict XVI established the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham. I was in the former category.
There is a Catch-22 in the election which no one so far has noticed. As David Cameron and Ed Miliband square off, an electorate disenchanted with traditional politics seems to be yawning.
There was much media coverage of a letter from 100 business leaders to the Daily Telegraph on Wednesday praising the Coalition Government’s economic strategy over the past five years.
A Call to Action (ACTA) is a movement of more than 2,000 lay and ordained Catholics that was founded by seven priests towards the end of Pope Benedict XVI’s papacy.
In recent weeks, we’ve had many Letters to the Editor, on a rough count 100 or so, on the subject of Fr Gerald O’Collins’ appeal to the world’s English-speaking bishops calling for the abandonment of the translation of the Mass at present in use.
“Easter is not just one of the most important moments in the Christian calendar; it is also for the BBC the best way of illustrating its commitment to programming in this area.” This bold statement accompanying the BBC’s release of its Easter broadcast schedule seems – on the face of it - justified by a strong and varied slate of programming.
The Grand Mufti of Egypt recently issued a statement on terrorism and extremism, saying that the violence that has been and is still being perpetrated is condemned as being “a complete violation of Islamic law and norms”.