21 August 2018
A book entitled The Pope Francis Agenda is sure to intrigue and excite interest especially with a visit from the said Pope Francis on Ireland’s agenda in just a few week’s time. Donal Dorr has impeccable timing when it comes to discerning the signs of the times.
20 August 2018
16 August 2018
Greg Erlandson, CNS
The clergy sexual abuse crisis has been, and remains today, ultimately a crisis regarding the responsibility of church authorities. The profound distrust of institutions – law, science, education, government – that permeates our society permeates our church as well. This distrust strikes at the heart of a hierarchical structure – that those who bear the most responsibility and most power have at times failed us. "Put not your trust in princes," sang the psalmist. Indeed, many Catholics no longer do.
08 August 2018
Christians are a tiny minority in Bangladesh: there are only 400,000 Catholics in a population of over 160 million.
06 August 2018
Did not Cardinal Hume’s arrangement with Rome over the Anglican clergy who wished to be received into the Church drive a cart and horse through the celibacy issue?
04 August 2018
Francis appears to be consciously adding to a line of reflection that has been slowly gathering pace; a case for the Church to call on those who animate law to exercise restraint in the use of the arsenal of cruel powers the state has at its disposal.
31 July 2018
On Monday (30 July) the Supreme Court was faced with the question as to whether “a court order must always be obtained before clinically assisted nutrition and hydration, which is keeping alive a person with a prolonged disorder of consciousness, can be withdrawn, or whether, in some circumstances, this can occur without court involvement.” The answer was that a court order was not necessary where the cessation of hydration and nutrition was in the patient’s “best interests.” This brings in euthanasia by omission.
18 July 2018
Sunday 15 July 2018 was an unusually cool and rainy summer evening in Zagreb. Despite losing the World Cup final to France, thousands of people hit the streets to celebrate an unexpected success, full of pride.
17 July 2018
Peter Davidson and Ian Goggin
06 July 2018
This weekend churches all over Great Britain and the world will mark Sea Sunday – a day to remember seafarers and to pray for them, their families and for all who support them.
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