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The television version of Hilary Mantel’s novel Wolf Hall is the latest account to challenge St Thomas More’s reputation as a courageous defender of the rights of conscience. Was he, in truth, a liberal icon, a religious fanatic or something in between?
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The Catholic Church should listen to all the arguments in favour of gay relationships, Communion for remarried divorcees, and ending mandatory celibacy for priests, a senior Italian bishops has insisted.
The leader of the Liberal Party of Canada, who is a Catholic, has sparked a firestorm of criticism by declaring that all new candidates hoping to win a seat in Ottawa’s House of Commons in next year’s federal election must support the party’s pro-choice stance.
The Church is celebrating an end to the decline in vocations to the priesthood and religious life as new figures reveal a modest rise in the number entering seminaries and religious houses.
Cardinal Vincent Nichols has paid tribute to the Leeds pupils coming to terms with the “trauma” of the stabbing to death of their teacher in her classroom two weeks ago.
Nearly 50 per cent of Maltese accept and live by the Church’s teachings on responsible birth control but find it difficult to follow, according to the results of a survey carried out ahead of October’s synod of bishops on the family and seen by The Sunday Times of Malta.
Pope Tawadros II has said he will not take sides in the upcoming Egyptian presidential election in which analysts predict that ex-military chief Abdel Fattah el-Sisi will win in a landslide victory.
The England and Wales bishops’ conference spokesman on European affairs has called on Catholics to vote in this month’s European elections, while counselling caution over the policies of the United Kingdom Independence Party (Ukip).
Pope Francis told UN leaders today that human development requires protecting the sanctity of life “from conception to natural death” as well as combating poverty and inequality.
A conference in Rome this week is training lay people and priests to carry out exorcisms because organisers say there has been a rise in demand.
The Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF) has rebuked the organisation that represents most American nuns for honouring a sister whose work it deems “seriously inadequate” and for promoting ideas “opposed to Christian revelation”.