Category - catholic

  • August 8, 2007

    Sharing bread and wine is not just an odd church ritual, says Simon Barrow. It is an embodied symbol of a new world coming – one in which we need to be radically changed if we are going to be part of the solution not part of the problem.

  • August 6, 2007

    In a move that may raise questions for those who believe, on secular and religious grounds, in a clear distinction between religion and the state, Christian ministers in Northern Ireland are accompanying police patrols in tough areas.

  • August 4, 2007

    Christian Aid emergency staff in South Asia are working with local partner organisations to co-ordinate its response, after the worst floods in years hit a large swathe of northern India, Bangladesh and Nepal.

  • July 27, 2007

    Dialogue in the quest for Christian unity has proved to be immensely valuable in the United States and globally but may have hit a plateau, a leading Catholic cardinal has said during the commemoration of a US ecumenical milestone.

  • July 26, 2007

    US-based Jewish groups have praised a Vatican declaration that it will consider the elimination of a prayer of conversion that exists in the Catholic Church's traditional Latin Mass, and that has caused much offence.

  • July 18, 2007

    The outspoken Roman Catholic Archbishop of Bulawayo, Pius Ncube, has urged Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe to step down as the country faces deepening political and economic woes - and new reports of abuses come through.

  • July 17, 2007

    Nyaradzai Gumbonzvanda, a Roman Catholic woman from Zimbabwe, is to be the new general secretary of the World Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA) - a major international NGO located in 125 countries.

  • July 10, 2007

    The church development agency CAFOD, says that the world’s newest nation in the 21st century, East Timor, has been successful in running its first election . Now the Timorese Government must start delivering for the poor.

  • July 5, 2007

    The International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Drug Trafficking was arked in Palestine this week with a church-backed conference promoting the benefits of a drug-free lifestyle and exploring support for those affected by drugs.

  • June 28, 2007

    As the economy and infrastructure of Zimbabwe continues to crumble, UK-based human rights and religious groups are keeping the pressure for change up as part of a concerted global effort - with torture a particular concern.