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31 July 2015 12:30 by Joanna Moorhead

A Westminster diocesan initiative to extend a special welcome to lesbian and gay Catholics at a regular Mass has proved so successful that Cardinal Vincent Nichols would like it to be rolled out nationwide, his lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) liaison priest has said.

31 July 2015 15:06

The French doctor due to decide the fate of a tetraplegic patient in a vegetative state has unexpectedly turned the case over to the state, saying disputes between rival factions of his family - one of which has Catholic church support - made a calm decision about ending or continuing his treatment impossible.

30 July 2015 12:33 by Joanna Moorhead

A panel of survivors of clerical abuse is to be set up to help put the voice of the victims at the heart of the work of the National Catholic Safeguarding Commission (NCSC).

31 July 2015 16:02 by CNS

The identities of four men discovered almost two years ago at the site of Jamestown's historic 1608 church have been identified and one of the men had been buried with a silver box that is "likely a Catholic reliquary."

30 July 2015 12:55 by Katherine Backler

Parishioners at a church in Portsmouth Diocese say they have been driven out by an order of traditionalist Franciscans who have been put in charge, writes Katherine Backler.

30 July 2015 07:45 by Fredrick Nzwili

Kenyan Catholic bishops have reacted sharply to US President Barack Obama’s call for gay rights in Africa, and reaffirmed their opposition to active homosexuality.

29 July 2015 12:05 by Katherine Backler

Faith groups supportive of lesbian and gay rights have met the Primate of All Ireland to discuss the Church’s relationship with lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people (LGBT).

29 July 2015 15:10 by Michael Sean Winters, CNS

US presidential candidates have begun speaking about poverty, and what they will do about it, in three-minute videos requested by a coalition of more than 100 faith groups that includes the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.

28 July 2015 20:02 by Christa Pongratz-Lippitt

The diocese of Limburg, whose former Bishop, Franz-Peter Tebartz-van Elst, resigned in 2013 after having spent more than €31m on redecorating the bishop’s residence and who has often been dubbed the “Bishop of Bling”, plans to file a €3.9m claim for damages in a Vatican court against him.

28 July 2015 10:49 by Katherine Backler, Joanna Moorhead

“The right to die is somebody else’s duty to kill,” warned Cardinal Vincent Nichols on the Day for Life.