He Archdiocese of St Andrews and Edinburgh has agreed a £30,000 contract with the NHS to provide out-of-hours spiritual care, writes Liz Dodd.

The Archbishop of Westminster and the Bishop of London made history this week when they met in the Tower of London to pray together in the cell of St Thomas More.

The director of the Church's overseas aid agency has acknowledged the distress caused by the publishing of the memoirs of its employee Damian McBride, a former press adviser to Gordon Brown.

Egypt's new constitution will accommodate non-Muslims and it is likely that its next government will not be Islamist, the Anglican Bishop of Egypt has said.

The Archdiocese of Westminster is to hand the running of a prominent parish in north London to a French Catholic community.

25 October 2013 |

Cuban Church stokes enterprise

The Catholic Church in communist Cuba is offering a choice of educational programmes for budding entrepreneurs or co-operatives on the island.

THE CHIEF representative for Europe on the the Pope’s advisory Council of Cardinals (C8) has revealed that structuring collegiality according to Vatican II teaching was the most important subject discussed at the inaugural C8 meeting, writes Christa Pongratz-Lippitt.

The Vatican’s new Secretary of State, Archbishop Pietro Parolin, has been delayed from taking up his duties because of an “urgent but not serious” operation he was forced to undergo this week while visiting family in northern Italy. 

The role of women should not be reduced to “servitude”, either in the Church or in society, Pope Francis has told a Vatican-sponsored seminar, writes Robert Mickens.

The Catholic Theological Society of America (CTSA) has posted a report on its website from an ad hoc committee that cites a lack of respect on the part of the CTSA for more conservative theologians, writes Michael Sean Winters.

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