Catholic Church

 
Australia: Nation unites over abuses at Ballarat
Australia: Nation unites over abuses at Ballarat
I’m sure I’m not the only Catholic – lapsed or otherwise – who sees God not in the cardinals or bishops but in the broken men of Ballarat....
Patriarchy must be defrocked
Patriarchy must be defrocked
A few weeks ago, Mary Ryan became the second South African woman to be ordained as a Catholic priest. The Catholic Church does not, of course,...
'Holy disobedience to unjust law'
'Holy disobedience to unjust law'
The teachings of Jesus Christ mean the Roman Catholic Church cannot have women as priests under any circumstances, say those heading the church....
Female priest defies doctrine to follow faith
Female priest defies doctrine to follow faith
"In South Africa, in particular," the bishop asserted in the silent, packed chapel, "we know that the only way to change an unjust law is to break...
Pope Francis appoints first anti-child abuse panel members
Pope Francis appoints first anti-child abuse panel members
Pope Francis on Saturday filled the initial positions of a committee against child abuse, which he had announced in December to tackle paedophilia...
Thieves steal Pope John Paul's blood from Italy church
Thieves steal Pope John Paul's blood from Italy church
Thieves broke into a small church in the mountains east of Rome over the weekend and stole a reliquary with the blood of the late Pope John Paul...
Pope Francis has no scruples about public breastfeeding
Pope Francis has no scruples about public breastfeeding
He is 77, celibate, and occupies a role that tends to entail at least a modicum of prudishness.
Time names Pope Francis as Person of the Year
Time names Pope Francis as Person of the Year
Time magazine named Pope Francis its Person of the Year on Wednesday, crediting him with shifting the message of the Catholic Church while...
Pope issues scathing call for reform
Pope issues scathing call for reform
Pope Francis this week hit out at the "excessive centralisation" of the Catholic Church and railed against what he described as a...
Vatican bank publishes accounts for the first time
Vatican bank publishes accounts for the first time
The Vatican bank has published its accounts for the first time on Tuesday in a new drive for transparency aimed at overcoming a series of scandals...
Philippine churches stay anti-abortion, anti-gay marriage, despite Pope
Philippine churches stay anti-abortion, anti-gay marriage, despite Pope
Philippine Catholic leaders are standing firm against contraception, abortion and homosexual marriage despite Pope Francis' comments urging a...
Pope Francis to make John Paul II a saint
Pope Francis to make John Paul II a saint
Mourners who cried "santo subito" ("saint immediately") at the funeral of pope John Paul II look set to have their wish...

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