Democrats most 'stubbornly unfriendly' administration to religious believers in generations, archbishop claims14 October 2016 | by Sean Smith
A Catholic archbishop who called Hillary Clinton a 'criminal liar, uniquely rich in stale ideas and bad priorities' in a speech at Notre Dame university last month has weighed into the presidential campaign again by lambasting the President Barack Obama's administration for being 'the most stubbornly unfriendly to religious believers' in generations...
Bishop David Konstant, the Emeritus Bishop of Leeds, has died aged 86. Bishop Konstant (above) was Bishop of Leeds from 1985 to 2004. He also served as Chairman of the Department for Christian Education and Formation at the Bishops’ Conference and as Chairman of the Catholic Education Service.
Catholic justice and peace campaigners have urged the European Union to become “more democratic and less centralised”, in order to avoid losing more member states after Britain’s vote to leave the EU, writes Jonathan Luxmoore.
The Pope’s “lack of clarity” in the post-synodal apostolic exhortation Amoris Laetitia on whether or not remarried divorcees may receive the Sacraments has opened the door for theological controversy, Freiburg canon lawyer Georg Bier said. Speaking to KNA news agency, the lawyer appealed to Francis for clearer guidelines on the subject.
Church agencies have mobilised to respond to the destruction in Haiti, which took the full impact of Hurricane Matthew last week, leaving as many as 900 people dead and 350,000 in need of humanitarian aid. There are also growing fears of an increase in cholera cases because of flood water mixing with sewage.
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