Catholics honoured in New Year list Premium

07 January 2016 | by Liz Dodd

CATHOLIC teachers and charity heads were among those recognised in the New Year Honours list, writes Liz Dodd.

Visits to lonely and isolated people by volunteers from the St Vincent de Paul Society (SVP) saves the economy in England and Wales at least £11 million a year, according to research by the economic consultancy, Oxera, writes Paul Wilkinson.

BRITAIN’S cathedral choirs are facing a crisis as they battle stretched finances and problems recruiting and retaining young choristers.

Scotland's bishops have been accused of monumentally failing to reach out to the victims of abuse.

The Archbishop of Canterbury (pictured) called on Britons to disarm extremists with love and to welcome refugees in his New Year’s Message.

Walsingham becomes minor basilica Premium

07 January 2016 | by Rose Gamble
The Catholic shrine at Walsingham in north Norfolk has been granted minor basilica status by Pope Francis, writes Rose Gamble.

Glimpses of Eden Premium

07 January 2016 | by Jonathan Tulloch

The apple barrel stood in the corner of the garage. I switched on the torch and eased myself past the car and bikes towards it.

Emergency aid has been rushed to Ethiopia by Catholic charity, Aid to the Church in Need, as reports suggest the famine affecting millions has worsened. The UN has warned that 8.2 million people are in need of emergency food aid, as the country struggles with the worst drought in 50 years...

The executive director of the Florida Conference of Catholic Bishops has increased the pressure on the pro-life Republican governor of Florida Rick Scott to grant a moratorium on executions in the state beginning with Oscar Ray Bolin Jr, who was scheduled to be executed on Thursday (7 January).

A relic leant to the Church of England by the Vatican is to go on display at Canterbury Cathedral. The ivory handle of a crozier used by St Gregory, who helped establish Christianity in England in the 6th century, will arrive in time for a vital gathering of all the primates of the Anglican Communion in a bid to avoid schism...

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