- Raised to the altars: one who fell for the poor
A champion of the poor or someone mixed up in politics? A man who died for the faith or because he was a political inconvenience? Archbishop Oscar Romero’s beatification today confirms his stature and illuminates his model of holiness
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- Irish vote shows the Church needs to rethink its theology of sexuality Ursula Halligan
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Pope Francis said he wants to be remembered as “a good person who tried to do good. I cannot ask for anything more than that.”
The Vatican’s media must “up its game” for the digital age and move towards a more streamlined and joined-up operation, former BBC head Lord Patten said on Wednesday – but he hinted there are likely to be problems ahead on the road to reform
Cardinal Vincent Nichols was installed this afternoon as chancellor of St Mary’s University, London, in an elaborate ceremony in Westminster Cathedral in which he said the institution would have roots that no secular institution could provide.
Even a “broken” marriage remains a source of grace for those who are involved in it, Cardinal Vincent Nichols said at a special Mass celebrating the sacrament of matrimony which was attended by more than 500 couples marking milestone anniversaries in 2015.
Ireland voted to allow same-sex marriage by two votes to one in an historic referendum held on Friday.
Some 106 people have been charged in conjunction with the murder of a Christian couple burnt alive in a brick kiln in eastern Pakistan last Novembe
Prime Minister David Cameron’s new Health Minister is a Catholic who has gone on record to say the abortion rate is too high in Britain and that “something needs to be done about that”.
Vatican Cardinal Angelo Amato praised Blessed Oscar Romero during the martyred archbishop’s beatification as a man of peace who “continues to shine a light over the poor and marginalised”.
The largest lay group in Germany has been branded by the country’s bishops as being “over-hasty” after it called for reforms to church teaching.