Monthly Archives: January 2014

What it means to alter the meaning of religious worship

For a marriage to occur under English law, the place where the marriage takes place must be registered. The location of religious (as opposed to civil) marriages is governed by the Places of Worship Registration Act (PWRA) 1855, which allows … Continue reading

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The Vatican before the UN: address by Archbishop Tomasi

(The following is a Vatican translation of the address by Archbishop Silvano Tomasi, head of the Holy See DelegationĀ to the Committee on the Convention of the Rights of the Child. The address introduces the Holy See’s presentation of its periodic … Continue reading

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The Vatican before the UN: nailing the myths

To judge by the headlines — Vatican faces UN grilling over sex abuseĀ — it would easy to imagine that the Church has been hauled before a jury of international law and forced to account for some heinous crime. Yet today’s … Continue reading

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The question before m’lords: are Sunday rest days core to Christian belief?

In a flurry of activity at the end of last year, senior courts in Britain handed down several judgments that related to religious freedom in the spheres of family, employment and discrimination law. One matter before the courts concerned the … Continue reading

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What the Pope’s choice of red hats tell us

The news that Archbishop Vincent Nichols of Westminster is one of just two diocesan bishops in Europe to be made a cardinal next month has been interpreted, rightly, as a proof of the Pope’s confidence in him, already demonstrated by … Continue reading

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