Posts Tagged ‘abortion’
The Spanish senate has approved a sweeping new law liberalising abortion.
The Pope meditated on penance yesterday at the mid-way point of his Lenten retreat.
Cardinal Walter Kasper has sent a message to Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I of Constantinople, marking the patriarch’s 70th birthday.
An image of Jesus holding a beer and a cigarette is creating tensions between Christians and Hindu fundamentalists in India.
Spanish journalist Manuel Lozano Garrido will be beatified on June 12.
Nashville is to get its first married Catholic priest.
George Weigel says Russia’s regional ambitions could present a great challenge to the Holy See’s diplomats.
Aggie Catholics explores the rise of Catholic “mega-parishes” in America.
Kevin Clarke asks if the last Christian in the Middle East will turn out the lights.
Christopher Tollefsen says the critics of home-schooling need to be tutored about the nature of education and the family.
Rome Reports profiles John Paul II’s friend, Wanda Poltawska (video).
The Times interviews Jessica Hausner, the director of new film about Lourdes.
And traditionalist Catholic priest Fr Seán Finnegan explains why he loves the Church of England.
The Pope has decided to create a new commission to investigate alleged apparitions at Medjugorje, Cardinal Christoph Schönborn has said.
As the Archbishop of Port-au-Prince was laid to rest, the Pope sent a letter of condolence to the president of Haiti, Vatican Radio reports (audio).
The Archbishop of Canterbury has attended a Mass at Westminster Cathedral celebrated by Archbishop Vincent Nichols (photos here).
Faith schools “must be absolutely clear about the importance of civil partnerships“, Education Secretary Ed Balls has said.
The Murphy Report has become an unlikely bestseller in Ireland.
The new Chaldean Archbishop of Mosul has been installed, succeeding the slain Archbishop Paulos Faraj Rahho.
An eight-month-old boy is being cared for after being taken from his home in Nottinghamshire and abandoned on the steps of an Irish cathedral.
A pro-life advertisement will air during this year’s Superbowl.
The Guardian publishes an approving profile of “America’s last late-term abortionist“.
No Hidden Magenta wonders why pro-lifers have embraced the pro-choice Scott Brown.
Simon Sarmiento accuses the churches of panicking over the Equality Bill.
Fr Ray Blake says Benedict XVI’s policy on distributing Holy Communion at papal liturgies is “absurd and nonsensical“.
Adam Kirsch says Hans Küng offers Judaism backhanded praise in his latest book.
James Wood reflects on how preachers deal with natural disasters like the earthquake in Haiti.
Francis X Clooney SJ says we shouldn’t completely dismiss Pat Robertson’s comments about Haiti and Peter Schineller SJ considers whether the Church supports “the right to loot“.
And Pope Benedict has announced plans to build a second Vatican on the moon by the year 2017 (audio).
Rocco Palmo applauds the appointment of a woman, Dr Flaminia Giovanelli, to a high-ranking post in the Roman Curia.
Pope Benedict XVI gave the traditional blessing of lambs on the feast of St Agnes yesterday (video here).
Cardinal Bertone will remain in his post as Vatican Secretary of State even though he has reached the age of retirement.
Giles Pinnock reports on the funeral Mass of Mgr Graham Leonard, the former Anglican Bishop of London.
The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, speaks to Vatican Radio about the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity (audio).
The Bishop of Winchester, the Rt Rev Michael Scott-Joynt, has described the Equality Bill as “irrational and ignorant”.
As many as 30 seminarians were killed in the Haiti earthquake, Zenit reports.
Fr David Jaeger gives an insight into the delicate state of relations between Israel and the Holy See.
William Saletan uncovers the practice of sex-selection abortion in the United States.
The Mirror of Justice has begun its discussion of John Allen’s important new book The Future Church.
And American bishop who is due for retirement has earned the ultimate accolade: he has become a bobblehead.
Benedict XVI is expected to declare John Paul II Venerable on Saturday.
Blessed Mary MacKillop, whose canonisation is also expected to be announced tomorrow, is hailed as the “patron saint of troublemakers”.
Lawmakers have voted to liberalise Spain’s abortion laws, despite strong opposition from the Church.
Author Philip Pullman says he is “very disappointed” by claims that Catholics prevented the translation of the whole His Dark Materials trilogy to the silver screen.
The Vatican explains why former archbishop Emmanuel Milingo is no longer a priest.
Zenit interviews Cardinal Cordes, the Vatican’s “charity crusader”.
Egypt’s Muslims denounce the Swiss minaret vote but prevent Copts from building churches.
Theo Hobson argues that faith schools are damaging religious identity.
Cranmer decodes our political leaders’ Christmas cards.
The Catholic News Service reflects on Pope Benedict’s momentous year.
Fr James Schall SJ applauds President Obama’s Nobel Peace Prize address.
A German Shepherd is to guard Pope Benedict’s home in Bavaria.
And Andrew M Brown urges you to build your own Nativity stable.
Anglican groups taking up the Pope’s offer must be received in a “slow, cautious and prudent” manner, the Catholic bishop responsible for the process in Australia has said.
The Catholic Church was the reason the film adaptation of Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials trilogy was cancelled, an actor has claimed.
Edward Pentin previews Pope Benedict’s 2010 visit to Britain.
The high court in Belfast has again ruled against Government guidance on abortion.
A record number of people have visited the shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe this year, reports Zenit.
A priest of the flagship Anglican Use parish in America weighs the impact of Anglicanorum coetibus.
Fr Dwight Longenecker explains what happens when Evangelicals find their way to the Catholic Church via Anglicanism.
Ed West notes the growth of Evangelical Christianity in Britain.
Headline Bistro wonders why Malthusian population theories never die.
David Brooks considers President Barack Obama’s debt to the Christian realism of Reinhold Niebuhr.
Ethicist Peter Singer argues that robots must have rights.
Fr Tim Finigan salutes an outstanding French bishop.
And the American Catholic focuses on a sermon by Newman on the Antichrist, delivered in Advent 1838.