Cardinal Vincent Nichols has called for an urgent response from the international community to the migrant crisis engulfing Europe, while drawing attention to the thousands of people who continue to die in attempts to reach the continent.
Westminster Auxiliary Bishop, Nicholas Hudson, says the recent Proclaim 2016 national conference on evangelisation in Sydney has encouraged him to propose another similar event in England and Wales.
The government’s decision to increase court fees by up to 500 per cent for immigration and asylum cases will act as a barrier to justice, preventing vulnerable people from having their claims heard, warned Catholic charity the Cardinal Hume Centre, writes Rose Gamble.
More than 100 international experts on biology, ethics and theology have called for an end to the Church’s ban on artificial contraceptives for family planning, in advance of the fiftieth anniversary of the 1968 encyclical Humanae Vitae.
The Bishop of East Anglia, Alan Hopes, has paid tribute to the work of the Catholic seafarers’ charity, Apostleship of the Sea (AoS). Bishop Hopes (pictured above with AoS port chaplain, Sr Marian Davey, and AoS ship visitor, Julian Wong) asked the congregation to pray for seafarers as he celebrated the first diocesan Mass for the Feast of Stella Maris, Our Lady of the Sea. AoS volunteers visit seafarers and offer them support.
Benedict XVI’s 2006 Regensburg address, which led to furious protests across the Islamic world has turned out to be “prophetic”, Cardinal Gerhard Müller said on 13 September, writes Christa Pongratz-Lippitt.
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