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At 85, Pope Benedict is more inspiring than ever

Seven years after his election, he continues to show great trust and humility By Francis Phillips The Pope pictured with his brother on his 85th birthday (CNS photo) Reading the very moving testimony of Pope Benedict XVI on his 85th … Continue reading

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New law will compel churches to offer same-sex marriages

By Simon Caldwell Neil Addison, director of the Thomas More Legal Centre (Photo: Simon Caldwell) David Cameron will not be able to exempt the Churches from a duty to offer marriages to gay couples, a senior Catholic barrister has warned. … Continue reading

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Vatican welcomes ‘encouraging’ SSPX response

By Mark Greaves Bishop Bernard Fellay, superior of the Society of St Pius X (CNS photo) The superior of the Society of St Pius X (SSPX) has signed a doctrinal preamble set out by the Vatican as a basis for … Continue reading

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Vatican City, 16 April 2012 (VIS) – Benedict XVI today celebrates his eighty-fifth birthday. He was born in the German village of Marktl am Inn on 16 April 1927. Later this week, on Thursday 19 April, he will also celebrate … Continue reading

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How one woman came to see that ‘not being a burden’ is a horrible trick of the mind

How one woman overcame suffering and disability to embrace life By Francis Phillips I have just read a perturbing book. Entitled An Exclusive Love, it tells the story of an elderly, professional Hungarian couple, resident in Copenhagen, who committed suicide … Continue reading

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Mormonism is not a Christian religion

Mormons live exemplary lives but their religion has nothing to do with Christianity By Fr Alexander Lucie-Smith From Catholic Herald Mormon Mitt Romney, almost certain to be the GOP candidate in November Photo: Alex Brandon/AP/Press Association Images Now that his … Continue reading

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Mr Cameron is trying to please Christian voters by saying nice things to us: Archbishop Nichols approves. We mustn’t, however, be taken in.

He will press forward with gay ‘marriage’ whatever we say By William Oddie David Cameron listens to the Westminster Abbey boys’ choir at an Easter reception for religious leaders at 10 Downing Street Archbishop Vincent Nichols has now given his … Continue reading

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Vatican to investigate Cause of British nun who hid Jews from Nazis

By Simon Caldwell Mother Riccarda Beauchamp Hambrough was a member of the Bridgettines, nicknamed ‘the hot cross bun nuns’ The Vatican has taken up the canonisation Cause of a British nun who helped to hide scores of Jews from the … Continue reading

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Christmas greetings from Archbishop Nichols,(Westminster) Bishop Longley,(Birmingham) and Cardinal O’Brien (Edinburgh & St. Andrews).

A figurine of the Christ Child is seen inside St Peter’s Basilica in 2009 CNS photo/Giampiero Sposito, Reuters Archbishop Vincent Nichols of Westminster I extend my warmest greetings to you at this special time of year, as we anticipate the … Continue reading

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Visionary who reported eight apparitions of Mary dies aged 90

The shrine of Our Lady of Banneux, Belgium (By Madeleine Teahan – CatholicHerald.co.uk) The girl who saw apparitions of the Virgin Mary at Banneux, Belgium, died last week at the age of 90. Mariette Beco reported eight apparitions of the … Continue reading

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Biblical reflection for 2nd Sunday in Advent.

Let us find the time during Advent to review our lives Second Sunday of Advent: Isaiah 40:1-5 & 9-11; 2 Peter 3:8-14; Mark 1:1-8 By Bishop David McGough “Console my people, console them. Speak to the heart of Jerusalem and … Continue reading

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1st Sunday of Advent – Without God we are like dried leaves blowing aimlessly in the wind

First Sunday of Advent: Is 63:16-17 & 64: 1 & 3-8; 1 Cor 1: 3-8; Mk 13: 33-37 By Bishop David McGough The Collect for the First Sunday of Advent prays that we might run forth to greet Christ at … Continue reading

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Archbishop Nichols says cuts are hitting the vulnerable the hardest

By Mark Greaves Archbishop Nichols says families are facing ‘enormous pressure’ (Photo: Mazur) Archbishop Vincent Nichols of Westminster has said in a speech to MPs, peers and charity workers that Government cuts are “already being felt disproportionally by the most … Continue reading

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Fear is silencing Christians in Pakistan, says Archbishop Lawrence Saldanha

A poster of Malik Mumtaz Hussain Qadri, the convicted killer of Salman Taseer, governor of Punjab, at a rally in Karachi (Photo: CNS) Fear has silenced the voice of Pakistani Christians since the political murder of Shahbaz Bhatti last spring, … Continue reading

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One cannot be an Anglican and use the Roman Missal – it is one or the other, so says Bishop of London.

From: The Catholic Herald. The Bishop of London has written a letter about the Eucharist, which makes interesting reading, and which can be read in full here. I am not an Anglican, and therefore it is not my place to … Continue reading

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