Environmental destruction is a sign of a "morally decaying scenario" in which too many people ignore or deny that, from the beginning, "God intended humanity to cooperate in the preservation and protection of the natural environment," said the leaders of the Catholic and Orthodox churches...

The leader of the Venerable English College in Rome has paid tribute to Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor, praising the late cardinal for the way he steered the college through the years after the second Vatican Council. 

The funeral of Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor will take place on Wednesday 13 September at Westminster Cathedral. His body will be received into the cathedral on Tuesday morning, before lying in state throughout the day. 

Cardinal Vincent Nichols announced the formal beginning of the time of mourning for his predecessor as Archbishop of Westminster, Cardinal Cormac Murphy O’Connor, at the 10.30 Mass at Westminster Cathedral on Saturday.

“Of course,” Cormac once confided, “it’s a little sad to think that when my obituaries come to be written, they will concentrate on the abuse affair.”

Cardinal Robert Sarah, fast emerging as the major figure around which critics of Pope Francis are coalescing, has defended Church teaching on homosexuality in the Wall Street Journal.

The warmth of Cormac Murphy-O’Connor’s personality put everyone at ease.

Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor, the former Archbishop of Westminster, died peacefully on Friday afternoon, surrounded by family and friends.

The future of the planet is under threat from humanity’s “insatiable desire” to manipulate the world’s limited resources, Pope Francis and the leader of Eastern Orthodox Christianity have said.

Pope Francis has sent a message of support to victims of the storm which has swept through the American states of Texas and Louisiana causing mass devastation


Latest Issue
Digital/PDF Version

PDF version (iPad-friendly)

Previous Issues
Latest Tweet
Tablet Subscription

Manage my subcription here