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30 June 2016 | by James Roberts

The US Supreme Court, unable to reach a majority verdict, has effectively let stand a lower court ruling that barred President Barack Obama (above) from implementing his plan to defer the deportation of undocumented immigrant parents with children who are citizens.

Catholic charities across the UK have warned they are likely to face severe budget cuts that will affect their ability to support vulnerable people, following Britain’s decision to leave the EU...

In a statement released today on the society’s website, their current superior general, Bishop Bernard Fellay, said that “a large number of pastors, including the Pope himself” have encouraged doctrinal errors and that “painful confusion” currently reigns in the Church...


Difficulties have emerged which may block the expected merger between Heythrop College and the University of Roehampton in west London...

Catholics must stand together with migrants to create and fashion a society that works toward the common good, the Cardinal said in a statement on Tuesday...

Benedict XVI celebrated the 65th anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood in a special ceremony attended by Pope Francis, at the Vatican’s apostolic palace..

Pro-life campaigners acted with dismay when the US Supreme Court struck down restrictions on abortion clinics in the US state of Texas that placed restrictions on the standard of abortion clinics and raised the standards for doctors operating within them...

Public trust of charities in England and Wales has fallen to its lowest since polling was begun, according to a survey by Populus commissioned by the Charity Commission. Overall level of trust and confidence in charities fell to 5.7 out of 10 this year compared to 6.7 in 2012 and 2014...

Catholics and other Christians not only must apologise to the gay community, they must ask forgiveness of God for ways they have discriminated against homosexual persons or fostered hostility toward them, Pope Francis said...

The Orthodox Holy and Great Council wound up in Crete on Sunday with a declaration on several issues facing the world that had no place on the agenda of its week-long discussions of internal problems of the Orthodox Church...


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