Cardinal Nichols opens Bible Society conference Premium

12 November 2015 | by Rose Gamble
CARDINAL Vincent Nichols (right) opened the National Catholic Bible Conference in Manchester on Tuesday by reminding all Christians to renew their appreciation of the Bible, writes Rose Gamble.

ARCHBISHOP Diarmuid Martin of Dublin has intervened in the debate over school patronage with a call to the Church to free itself from control of schools and institutions, writes Sarah Mac Donald.

Heads reject claims that religious children are more selfish Premium

12 November 2015 | by Rose Gamble
CATHOLIC headteachers have condemned a report that claimed children from religious families are less kind than those without faith backgrounds.

Gay canon loses discrimination case Premium

12 November 2015 | by Paul Wilkinson
THE hearing of a gay Anglican priest who last week lost a discrimination case after he defied a church ruling and married his partner, has “shone a light on the challenges facing gay and lesbian people” according to a leading figure in the Lesbian and Gay Christian movement, writes Paul Wilkinson.

AMNESTY International’s high-profile campaign to legalise abortion in Ireland has “backfired spectacularly,” according to the country’s Pro Life Campaign group, writes Sarah Mac Donald.

Families fight care home sale Premium

12 November 2015 | by Rose Gamble
Families of ousted residents of a former Catholic care home have launched a campaign to persuade the nuns who own it to sell it to another care provider.

A leading Irish theologian has called for reform around church teaching on contraception and women, writes Sarah Mac Donald.

Pope Francis demanded an end to economic exploitation and to clerics who were "obsessed" with power, during a meeting with workers of the Catholic Church in Florence, Italy

Randy Berry, the US envoy for the human rights of gays and lesbians who is visiting the Vatican says the final document of the Family of the Synod was incorrect to suggest that his country's aid to Africa is only given to countries that sympathise with same sex marriage

Reforms governing the transparency and accountability of Vatican monetary transactions are working as intended, according to one of the architects of Pope Francis' remake of the church's financial structure

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