catholic church

  • December 15, 2013

    LGBT Catholics in Westminster have written to Bishops in England and Wales, urging them to consider a wider programme of pastoral support.

  • November 8, 2013

    The Church of Scotland and Bishops of the Church in Wales are among signatories of a letter to the MoD calling for an end to the military recruitment of under-18s.

  • August 31, 2013

    The President of the German Catholic Bishops’ Conference has urged “careful analysis and consideration” of the current situation in Syria.

  • August 30, 2013

    The Vatican's official daily has criticised global powers presently preparing for direct military action against Syria.

  • August 21, 2013

    Catholic Religious Women have been urged to claim the right to ‘faithful dissent’ and their own understandings of faith.

  • August 14, 2013

    The high-profile Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) began its latest assembly in Orlando, Florida, on Tuesday 13 August.

  • June 14, 2013

    Muff, County Donegal, near Derry, Ireland - A gathering of returned missionaries at the Island of Saints and Scholars Centre (IOSAS) recalled the long tradition of Irish people leaving families and friends and going overseas, for life, to bring the Gospel message of God's love and to build up the community of justice and faith.

  • March 22, 2013

    We have begun to learn something of the varied influences that have shaped the new pontiff. What is required from the new pope today, says Dr Harry Hagopian, is more than an evocative name and a humble posture. Catholicism also needs someone who can bringing a cleansing brush to bear on tired structures, on the abuse scandal, and on the existential, ecclesial, structural, ecumenical and global challenges that Christians face in a fast-changing world. It is a monumental task, but which many hope the first Jesuit pontiff can begin and lead.

  • March 17, 2013

    The new spiritual head of 1.2 billion Roman Catholics has told them and the world's media, "I wish for a Church that is poor and for the poor."

  • March 16, 2013

    When Pope Francis first emerged into the blinking glare of global publicity, most people had little idea who he was, says Simon Barrow. The initial attempts to fill the media void with headlines, soundbites and images still leaves us bereft of deeper understanding. We need time to grow that, and to realise that it is the fruits of action rather than heated rhetoric that will get us closer to the complexity of truth.