Monthly Archives: June 2015

US bishops’ president reacts to Supreme Court ‘unjust and immoral’ ruling on same-sex marriage

In a statement issued today, Archbishop Joseph Kurtz, president of the U.S. bishops’ conference, reacted to a 5-4 ruling by the judges of the Supreme Court which in effect grants a constitutional right to a same-sex marriage (SSM). The ruling (here) … Continue reading

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Laudato Si’: a landmark in modern church teaching that will shape a new future

[By Austen Ivereigh] When it appears tomorrow, Laudato Si — “Praised Be You” — will captivate and divide the world by issuing the most robust challenge to the contemporary myth of progress in recent times. Any other document this long discussed, … Continue reading

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New Vatican tribunal to deal with bishops who cover up abuse

[By Aaron Taylor] Following this week’s announcement that the Holy See will establish a tribunal to punish bishops who cover up child abuse, Pope Francis has accepted the resignations of two bishops from the United States accused of just that. … Continue reading

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The ‘Gay cake’ case: an analysis

A recent ruling from Northern Ireland has once again brought up the matter of religious-based objections to acts in the workplace — this time centred on the right of Christian family business not to bake a ‘gay cake’. The ruling … Continue reading

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Pope in Sarajevo: building peace through dialogue and witness

Interreligious dialogue is “an indispensable condition for peace” and “a duty for all believers”.  That was Pope Francis’ reminder to the people of Bosnia-Herzegovina on Saturday afternoon as he met with leaders of the Muslim, Orthodox, Catholic and Jewish communities … Continue reading

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