Posts Tagged ‘Bishops of England and Wales’
The leaders of the three main parties all gave their support to Pope Benedict’s visit to Britain in yesterday’s television debate (live blog at 8.46pm).
Benedict XVI has encouraged sick people to offer their sufferings for vocations.
Vatican Archbishop Agostino Marchetto has criticised European countries for turning away Africans fleeing persecution.
The Premier of Ontario has abandoned a plan to alter the province’s sex-education curriculum after publicly funded Catholic schools said they wouldn’t implement the changes.
Archbishop John Quinn of San Francisco asks why any man would want to become a priest today.
Rome Reports profiles an 18-year-old member of Focolare who will be beatified in September (video).
Orthodox theologian David Bentley Hart says New Atheism is destined to go the way of “pet rocks, disco, prime-time soaps and The Bridges of Madison County”.
Rod Dreher wonders if sometimes there is a religious obligation to kill others.
David Goldman at First Things welcomes South Park’s commitment to lampooning all the major world religions equally.
And Woody Allen discusses “the overwhelming bleakness of the universe” with Fr Robert Lauder.
The presiding judge in the “Murphy case” says that not a single journalist has contacted him to check the accuracy of the New York Times story on the priest who abused 200 deaf children.
The Bishops of England and Wales have issued a message today ahead of the general election, urging Catholics to question candidates about the place of religion in society.
Haiti’s major seminary will reopen on April 6.
Bradley Brooks reports on the Sisters who are standing up to gunmen in their efforts to save the Amazon rain forest.
Jason Berry considers what Pope Benedict must do to combat the abuse scandal.
Fr Ciro Benedettini reflects on “a difficult and frustrating week” at the Vatican press office.
Fr Vincent Twomey, a theologian and former student of Cardinal Ratzinger, says he believes that Benedict XVI, will “weather the storm“.
Ross Douthat argues that Catholic leaders shouldn’t complain about media double standards on sex abuse.
Psychology Today lists “six important points you don’t hear about regarding clergy sexual abuse in the Catholic Church”.
Fr James Martin SJ traces the causes of sexual abuse by the clergy for the Huffington Post.
And a soldier who ‘died’ five times will become a Catholic this Easter.
The Bishops of England and Wales released their pre-election document, Choosing the Common Good, this morning. The BBC is describing it as a “Catholic attack on British society’s ‘lack of trust’“.
The Vatican’s spokesman says the Pope will visit Spain in November.
The Vatican has secretly elected a new delegate in China, the press agency i.media has claimed.
Singer Sinead O’Connor has savagely criticised Bishop Denis Brennan of Ferns.
And Anthony Hopkins is preparing to play a Vatican exorcist in a new Hollywood thriller.
In this week’s paper we report on the clash between Harriet Harman and the bishops of England and Wales over the Equality Bill, the installation of the popular new Archbishop of Birmingham and Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor’s decision to reject a seat in the House of Lords.
We also interview the son of St Gianna Beretta Molla, publish a robust defence of Anglo-Catholic “patrimony” and present a forceful appeal for a sharper divide between the roles of clergy and lay people.
This is just a hint of what’s in the paper. To get the whole story, you may like to pick up a copy (at the back of churches in Britain and Ireland) or subscribe.
At the end of their November meeting, the Bishops of England and Wales issued a statement saying they had completed their approval of the new English translation of the Roman Missal.
They added that the full text would be sent to the Holy See for approval and was likely to be published “during the course of the next 18 months”.