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Reaching young people who no longer pray or attend church

[Jack Valero] Look around any congregation at Mass in the UK and there’s one group that’s largely absent – young people. After Confirmation they simply disappear and may or may not return when they get married and have a family … Continue reading

Posted in Europe, Pope Francis, synod 2018, young people

Catholic Schools – Diverse or Divisive?

[Joe Ronan] In 2017 the 2,222 Catholic schools in England and Wales educated 854,827 students at all ages from primary to sixth form. One in ten schools in England and Wales are Catholic schools.   The Catholic presence in education is … Continue reading

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The financial interests threatening free speech in the UK

[Elizabeth Howard] “Be Here For Me”: this is the name of a new campaign set up to oppose so-called “buffer zones” outside abortion centres. Several local councils have recently resolved to bring in Public Space Protection Orders, or PSPOs, around abortion … Continue reading

Posted in abortion, freedom, life

Pope Francis reveals he meets with victims of sex abuse on Fridays

[Austen Ivereigh] Pope Francis has revealed that “regularly” on Fridays, he meets quietly with a group of survivors of sexual abuse, saying it’s important for him to hear their stories because “what they have been through is so hard, they … Continue reading

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Fake news and the right to life

[Robert Colquhoun] Fake news has become fashionable to talk about since two of the best known men on the planet, Donald Trump and Pope Francis have both referred to the phenomenon. Pope Francis dedicated his message for World Communications Day … Continue reading

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We need an honest debate about the rights of powerful adults over voiceless children and poor women

[Elizabeth Howard] Tom Daly has announced that he and his partner, Dustin Lance Black, are expecting a baby later this year. Every baby is a blessing, and every baby is of inestimable value, but there is much more to this … Continue reading

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Are medical professions “free”?

[William Kent] On 26th January a new Bill was discussed in the House of Lords – the Conscientious Objection (Medical Activities) Bill. This Bill, which proposes to clarify the role of conscience in the medical profession, will continue its progression … Continue reading

Posted in abortion, conscientious objection