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TWO OF Ireland’s most prominent dioceses say responses to the Vatican survey on marriage and the family reveal a gap between church teaching and practice.
CARDINAL Vincent Nichols has renewed his criticism of government welfare cuts amid further signs of a cooling in the relationship between the Catholic Church and the Conservative Party, write Liz Dodd and James Macintyre.
CAFOD is warning that the Department for International Development’s (DfID) new focus on trade rather than aid is ignoring small businesses, which employ some of the poorest people in developing nations, writes Abigail Frymann.
A LEADING figure in Catholic education pleaded guilty in a London court this week to downloading more than 5,000 images of child pornography from the internet to his computer.
A CATHOLIC MP has challenged the Deputy Prime Minister to campaign for faith schools after he praised them as “engines of integration”, writes Liz Dodd.
Three leading bishops are urging Catholics to return to confession this Lent.
Catholic children’s charity Cabrini is set to make a loss of nearly £1 million this year, writes Liz Dodd.
RECORD numbers of applications were made to top-performing Catholic secondary schools this year, leading to hundreds of pupils being denied places, writes James Macintyre.