Cardinal Robert Sarah, fast emerging as the major figure around which critics of Pope Francis are coalescing, has defended Church teaching on homosexuality in the Wall Street Journal.

The warmth of Cormac Murphy-O’Connor’s personality put everyone at ease.

Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor, the former Archbishop of Westminster, died peacefully on Friday afternoon, surrounded by family and friends.

The future of the planet is under threat from humanity’s “insatiable desire” to manipulate the world’s limited resources, Pope Francis and the leader of Eastern Orthodox Christianity have said.

Pope Francis has sent a message of support to victims of the storm which has swept through the American states of Texas and Louisiana causing mass devastation

The Scottish Parliament is to mark the centenary of Blessed Oscar Romero with a visit by the US Catholic Church’s top social justice official.

Technology and the home will be “a huge theme” at next year’s World Meeting of Families in Ireland, the secretary general of the international event, Fr Timothy Bartlett, has said, writes Sarah Mac Donald.

Funeral directors should have access to professional counselling

The Archbishop of Westminster,  Cardinal Vincent Nichols, offered his prayers and good wishes to his predecessor, Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor 

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has announced the formation of a new Ad Hoc Committee against Racism


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