Monthly Archives: April 2014

A healing historic moment for a Church of continuity

The double canonizations this Sunday of two great popes of the modern era will allow the Church to ponder essential continuities and help heal some of the divisions over the Second Vatican Council (1962-65) that followed. The short pontificate (1958-63) of John … Continue reading

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Francis hosts trafficking conference organised by Church in England and Wales

Last Thursday the Vatican hosted an international conference on the scandal of human trafficking, deplored by Pope Francis as a “crime against humanity”. The two-day conference, organized by the Church in England and Wales and chaired by Cardinal Vincent Nichols, brought together international police chiefs and … Continue reading

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Senior UK judge opens door to better protection of religious belief

Baroness Hale, one of the UK’s most senior judges, and the first woman appointed to the highest court in the land, recently set out in a speech to Yale Law School criteria for accommodating religious beliefs when these appear to … Continue reading

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