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If the martyrdom of Blessed Stanley Francis Rother "fills us with sadness," it also "gives us the joy of admiring the kindness, generosity and courage of a great man of faith," Cardinal Angelo Amato, prefect of the Congregation for Saints' Causes, said on 23 September in Oklahoma City...

 


A group of theologians, academics and priests have issued a “filial correction” to Pope Francis, accusing him of spreading heresy...


Pope Francis said he is worried that even Catholics are arguing against accepting more migrants and refugees into their communities, and they often cite an ill-defined "'moral obligation' to preserve the original cultural and religious identity" of their nations...

 


War in South Sudan has robbed young people of their childhood and given them challenges unknown to their peers in most other countries, said the head of the Sudan Catholic Bishops' Conference...


Msgr. Rene Laurentin, who spent a lifetime studying Marian apparitions, died on 10 September at the age of 99 in Evry, France...


Church officials fear that newly revised religious affairs regulations released by the Chinese government, supposedly aimed at protecting national security, will be used to further suppress religious activities...

 


Pope Francis says he will never pardon priests convicted of sexual abuse while admitting the Church waited too long before taking the matter seriously...


The former President of Ireland, Mary McAleese, has said it is “essential” that a row between the Holy See and the United Nations over the Convention on the Rights of the Child is resolved, for the sake of children.


Slovak mission to help newly arrived migrants Premium

21 September 2017 | by Bernadette Kehoe

A charitable centre established in the diocese of Leeds to offer support to eastern European migrants has welcomed the appointment of a Slovakian priest.


News Briefing: from Britain and Ireland Premium

21 September 2017 | by Bernadette Kehoe

The Dominican Order’s success in attracting vocations continues with news that four novices made their first profession last week in Ireland, as five new postulants began their novitiate year.


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