Monthly Archives: November 2015

After Paris: church leaders say now, more than ever, we need mercy

[Austen Ivereigh] As Paris mourned its dead and tried to come to terms with last Friday night’s nightmare, church leaders over the weekend pointed to hope and mercy, urging people not to give into hate and mistrust, while calling for a mobilization … Continue reading

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Church Prays for Paris Attack Victims

As the horror unfolded in Paris last night during terror attacks which left at least 128 people dead and 180 injured, the Holy See Press Office issued a statement condemning the violence: Here in the Vatican we are following the … Continue reading

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Bishop of Lancaster translates Synod’s final report

Bishop Michael Campbell of Lancaster, who completed his priesthood studies in Rome, has produced a working translation of the synod’s final report, which can be downloaded in PDF from his diocesan website here. It is an excellent, accurate rendition, and dependable. … Continue reading

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Pope in Florence lights a fire under the Italian Church

[Austen Ivereigh] In yet another landmark address in a year of key speeches, Pope Francis in Florence today challenged the Church in Italy to abandon its attachments and embrace the fervor and dynamism of a faith focussed on the frontiers. In … Continue reading

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‘Vatileaks 2’ makes case for the reform now happening

[Austen Ivereigh] Two books being published today that draw on leaked documents to expose financial wrongdoing and mismanagement in the Vatican will allow people better to understand the reasons why the cardinals wanted Pope Francis elected — and why he has prioritized … Continue reading

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Vatican arrests officials ahead of new documents scandal

[Austen Ivereigh] Two former Vatican officials were arrested this morning ahead of the publication later this week of new books that their publishers claim will detail financial mismanagement and wrongdoing in the Curia. News of the arrests were made in a Vatican statement that strongly … Continue reading

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Cardinal Nichols on the synod: priests need a ‘readiness to listen’

  The Archbishop of Westminster, Cardinal Vincent Nichols, has reflected on the Synod in a pastoral letter that was read out at the parishes of his diocese yesterday. In it he spoke of families as “the flesh” of the Church, and said … Continue reading

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Our Laudato Si’ appeal: five things we’ve learned so far

[Daniel Hitchens] Back in July, we asked for suggestions about putting the teachings of Laudato Si’ into practice. We’re still looking for responses, so please keep sending them in; here are a few things which have already emerged. Catholics are … Continue reading

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