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A coalition of left-wing French intellectuals and politicians has denounced surrogate motherhood and called for a global ban on the practice.


THE CATHOLIC Church and the Church of England put aside more than 450 years of history this week when two of their most senior clerics came together for the Catholic rite of Vespers in Henry VIII’s Chapel Royal at Hampton Court Palace.


QUESTIONING failing structures and policies in the Church does not amount to disloyalty, but may well be “the most promising form of loyalty”, according to the master of St Benet’s Hall, writes Sarah Mac Donald.

Dioceses in England and Wales are preparing for the introduction of new guidelines on marriage preparation, which are due to be published by the Bishops’ Conference after the final report by the Synod on the Family.

A CHURCH-RUN shelter for trafficked women in London is flourishing, Cardinal Vincent Nichols revealed this week, writes Liz Dodd.

Schools face teacher shortage Premium

11 February 2016 | by Brian Morton

THE Archbishop of Glasgow has appealed to Catholic teachers to seek employment in Catholic schools to address a crisis in faith education.


A TASK group set up by the Archbishop of Canterbury to tackle payday lending has published its final report, finding evidence of a “sea change” in public and political thought on the issue, writes Rose Gamble.

Walsingham lands a £4 million donation Premium

11 February 2016 | by Liz Dodd
THE Catholic shrine at Walsingham has received a£4 million donation towards its building work, writes Liz Dodd.

A former student of a secondary school in Canada has filed a human rights complaint against her school, the school board and the trustees, claiming she was discriminated against for refusing to take part in the school’s religious activities

 


The Catholic Church and the Church of England put aside more than 450 years of history this week when two of their most senior clerics came together for the Catholic rite of vespers in Henry VIII’s Chapel Royal at Hampton Court Palace


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