Category - Catholics

  • 8 Jul 2015

    By Bernadette Meaden and Virginia Moffatt

    We thought long and hard about writing an open letter to Iain Duncan Smith. As a way of trying to influence government policy, this method would certainly not be our first choice. We believe in focusing on policies, not politicians. But we also believed we had reached the point where to appeal to Mr Duncan Smith as an individual, and to make a strong public show of concern, was necessary.

  • 27 Jul 2009

    Half a million Catholics have joined street protests over attempts to stop a parish holding services in the grounds of a church bombed in the Vietnam war and confiscated by the government.

  • 9 May 2008

    New technology has always played a part in religious polemics and in the sense of identity generated through the heated exchange of opinion, says Adam Darlage. Consider Luther and the Catholics, and also what we see happening in cyberspace today.

  • 13 Jan 2008

    Christians across the USA have been marking National Migration Week, 6-12 January 2008, sponsored by Migration and Refugee Services of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, around the theme 'From Many, One Family of God'.

  • 3 Dec 2007

    Face to face with violence and death, churches in the Philippines are helping to build peace in a country where armed conflict continues to rage, says Maurice Melanes. Christian-Muslim cooperation is an important part of the alternative agenda.

  • 23 Sep 2007

    After two churches banned yoga classes, causing comment and puzzlement in the United Kingdom, a Catholic priest and school principal in India has declared that British clergy who describe yoga as a “sham,” a “false philosophy” and “un-Christian” are uninformed about the practice.

  • 31 Aug 2007

    Mennonites and Catholics in conflict-ridden Colombia have discovered common ground in their recent dialogue about peacemaking, part of an international series of meetings to encourage more fruitful contact between the two Christian traditions.

  • 19 Jul 2007

    People in the Clifton Catholic Diocese in southwest England have received an invitation to the Bristol Islamic Cultural Fayre on Sunday 22 July. Participants hope it will build inter-faith cooperation on ecology and other issues.

  • 11 May 2007

    Pope Benedict XVI has received a warm welcome in Brazil, the world's largest Catholic-majority nation. But President Lula says decriminalizing abortion is a healthcare necessity and that one moral stance cannot be imposed on all.

  • 1 May 2007

    As Labour and the Scottish Nationalists battle for control of Holyrood on 3 May, an extreme political party claiming to speak on behalf of Christians is comparing equalities legislation with Nazi anti-Semitism.