Archbishop Gerald Lacroix walked through the first Holy Door outside Europe on 8 December, to inaugurate the Jubilee year marking the 350th anniversary of the oldest Catholic diocese in North America.
The number of Catholics attending Welsh Catholic schools has suffered a marked decline over the last six years, with experts citing falling Mass attendance and proposals to cut transport to faith schools as factors behind the fall.
The handing of a prominent north London parish to a French Catholic movement has been delayed for at least six months due to disagreements over property and a lack of hospitality from some parishioners, the Archbishop of Westminster announced last Sunday.
A majority of couples planning to marry in the Catholic Church view it as a lifelong sacrament open to children but nearly all of them are already living together and use artificial contraception, a leading charity has told the Vatican, writes Christopher Lamb.
Sarah Mac Donald in Dublin
A safeguarding audit by the Irish Church’s watchdog has found 870 allegations of abuse against 325 Christian Brothers.
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