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Feminist group claims responsibility for Mexico bishops bombing

The group said it was for 'every torture and murder in the name of your God!'

Scotland to be consecrated to the Immaculate Heart of Mary

A bishop said the consecration depends on ‘fervent national preparation’ and urged Catholics to undertake Forty Days of prayer

Theologians studying development of Humanae Vitae given access to Vatican Secret Archives

The group said that, far from questioning Church teaching, they were simply seeking to ‘reconstruct’ the composing of the encyclical

Feminist group claims responsibility for Mexico bishops bombing

The group said it was for ‘every torture and murder in the name of your God!’

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Archbishop tells remembrance service ‘Fr Jacques Hamel lives on’

‘Today Father Hamel speaks still. His life and his death speak after his death.’

Cardinal Pell makes first court appearance in sex abuse trial

‘Cardinal Pell pleads not guilty to all charges,’ the cardinal’s lawyer said

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Vatican shuts down fountains as drought hits Rome

A spokesman said it was ‘the Vatican putting Laudato Si into action’

160,000 German Catholics left the Church last year

The dramatic figures are still an improvement on 2015, when 180,000 left the Church

Cardinal Müller: we need a ‘calm and serene’ discussion over the dubia

The Cardinal also said the decline of faith in Germany was ‘dramatic’

Pope Francis prays for Charlie Gard as parents end legal fight

‘The Holy Father asks that we join in prayer that they may find God’s consolation and love,’ the Vatican said in a statement

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Why Rome is doing battle with American culture

The Pope’s advisors have taken aim at US Christianity. Here’s why this matters

How one priest saved countless souls in the First World War

Fr William Doyle showed staggering courage at Passchendaele

Why Middle East Christians urgently need to return home

It’s now or never for displaced Iraqi Christians

The lesson of Anglicanism: liberalism will tear you apart

Highly political synods shattered Anglicanism’s fragile unity. Catholics should take note

Like him or not, Richard Dawkins has a right to offend

The professor has been given a free pass on Christianity, yet is ‘no-platformed’ over Islam

How can we teach the sadly neglected Athanasian Creed? – I have a novel idea

The Athanasian Creed includes the most useful statement of the orthodox understanding of the Trinity we have

Traditionalists reject Cardinal Sarah’s liturgical reconciliation plan – but that’s not a problem

What matters most is the enrichment of the Novus Ordo, which can happen independently of any changes to the Old Rite

In the Communion debate, the cogent arguments are all on one side

The arguments against the Church’s perennial teaching are not impressive

The heart-rending dilemmas of an atheist brain surgeon

Neurosurgeon Henry Marsh finds it difficult having to ‘play God’, but also says the human mind is ‘as great a mystery as the universe itself’

Why Cardinal Sarah’s liturgical ‘reconciliation’ plan won’t work

The cardinal’s plan is well intentioned, but the new lectionary and calendar would be too confusing if applied to the Old Rite

The cycling legend and devout Catholic who risked his life to protect Jews

Gino Bartali won the Tour de France twice and defied Mussolini. He also helped a cardinal to save Jewish lives in the 1940s

Can Catholics still create great art? One man is showing the way

Maltese artist Manuel Farrugia shows we shouldn’t write off Catholic art just yet

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