- 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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- Pope Francis invokes Paul VI's call for the Church to adapt to respond to changing 'needs of our time'
- Bishops pass synod document but fail to agree on three measures for care of remarried or gay Catholics
- Politicians and policy makers back Catholic Social Teaching as solution to economic crisis
- Francis picks Brentwood priest for biblical commission
An Argentine archbishop has said the recent baptism of a baby being raised by her mother and a lesbian partner is not an endorsement of their lifestyle.
Cardinal Vincent Nichols and the Home Secretary have urged business leaders to ensure their supply chains do not rely on human trafficking.
Archbishop Wilton Gregory of Atlanta announced he would be selling the archbishop’s residence after a firestorm of criticism erupted over the home’s US$2.2 million price tag and its location in an exclusive neighborhood.
Christians and human rights groups in Pakistan have been stunned by a second blasphemy death sentence for Christians within a week – on this occasion to an illiterate couple.
The Supreme Court in the Philippines has approved a law long fought by the country’s Catholic bishops that will make contraception freely available, make sex education compulsory in schools and provide medical care for women who have had illegal abortions.
Some 3,000 Chinese Christians old and young have formed a round-the-clock human shield around a massive newly-built church that Communist Party officials threatened to bulldoze.
Pope Francis will wash the feet of 12 disabled and elderly people when he celebrates Mass on Maundy Thursday evening, the Vatican announced today.
The defeat in Canada of the separatist Parti Quebecois (PQ) in yesterday’s election has thrown into doubt long-planned legislation for euthanasia and the idea of a Secular Charter, which would have banned the overt display of religious symbols.
The Cardinal Archbishop of Westminster, Vincent Nichols, and the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, visited the London Catholic Worker community on Sunday, marking the start of a week of prayer and action for those in need.
Pope Francis has approved recommendations to keep the Vatican bank operative, ending a year of speculation over whether he would close the scandal-hit institution formally known as the Institute for Religious Works (IOR).