- Battle lines drawn
This week produced the clearest evidence yet that the Synod Fathers are sharply divided between those who are supporting Pope Francis in his efforts to present a more pastoral vision of the Church and those determined first and foremost to emphasise its moral teaching
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A report that criticised a Catholic secondary school for failing to make pupils aware of the dangers of radicalism has been withdrawn by Ofsted.
Families of soldiers named on a “unique” war memorial at the University of Roehampton are being invited to attend a remembrance service there on 11 Novembe
The Vatican’s top canon lawyer chosen by Pope Francis to oversee a reform of the process of annulments signalled that he wants to see major change in the way that failed marriages are declared null.
Bishops want to make annulment of marriages quicker and easier, while avoiding the creation of ‘a kind of Catholic divorce,’ the Vatican has said.
Pope Francis could become the first pope in history to win the Nobel Peace Prize, according to the bookmakers.
Vocations are a top priority for the Church in Ireland, according to the newly elected president of the Irish Bishops’ Conference.
The man picked by Pope Francis to sort out the Vatican’s finances admitted last night that details of the Holy See’s financial health remained opaque to the very committee supposed to be overseeing them.
The number of annulments in the United Kingdom has declined dramatically over the last 10 years, according to figures obtained by The Tablet.
Two leading cardinals attending the synod on the family have said that while a change in language on church teaching on sexuality is necessary, it does not mark a shift in doctrine.
Cardinal Reinhard Marx, president of the German bishops’ conference, has delivered a document to the Synod indicating that German bishops favour a proposal made by Cardinal Walter Kasper to ease the ban on divorced and remarried Catholics receiving Communion.