- 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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The Church’s teaching on marriage and family life is disconnected from the real-life experience of many Irish Catholics, the country’s bishops have acknowledged.
A Catholic charity has accused the Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, of “failing the poorest” in his Budget, which was announced today.
Archbishop Denis Hart of Melbourne has established the Personal Parish of Blessed John Henry Newman for Catholics wishing to avail themselves of the Tridentine Rite Mass in Latin.
The newly elected mayors of both Boston and New York City boycotted their cities’ St Patrick’s Day parades because the organisers refused to permit gay and lesbian groups to march under gay activist banners.
An external inquiry into the Catholic Church in Scotland’s handling of allegations of sexual abuse by priests will hear from abuse victims and provide a “significant opportunity to bring about material change”, the man leading the review said.
A prominent bishop in the central American nation of Belize has urged the nation’s 200 Catholic schools to ban groups that oppose church teaching on sexual ethics.
The teaching of Religious Education (RE) plays a key role in reducing community conflict and urged the Government to do more to promote it, a group of parliamentarians has said.
Pope Francis has been invited by the Speaker of the House of Representatives John Boehner to speak to a joint session of Congress.
A Catholic priest has been imprisoned for his involvement in anti-war protests.
A Crimea-based priest who was kidnapped on Saturday has been freed.