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Catholic Church complains to BBC Scotland

Bishop John Keenan, Bishop of Paisley, has today published a letter sent to the Director of BBC Scotland, Donalda MacKinnon, outlining his concerns of the corporation’s treatment of Catholics in a recent short film titled ‘Homophobia in 2018, Time for … Continue reading

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A Statement on Gender from the Catholic Bishops of England and Wales

Today there is intense public debate about gender. It highlights not only the suffering and discomfort of some, but also raises profound questions about human nature, how we understand ourselves, relate to one another and our capacity for self-determination. We … Continue reading

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Statement on the case of Alfie Evans from the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales

Our hearts go out to the parents of Alfie Evans and our prayers are for him and with them as they try to do all they can to care for their son. We affirm our conviction that all those who … Continue reading

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Gaudete et Exsultate: A help for our conversion and fulfilment, not an instrument for ideological wars

[Christopher Morgan] The day the Papal Exhortation, Gaudete et Exsultate, was released a tweet was posted noting it was probably best not to read the document trying to find lines to disagree with or delighting in how the Pope called … Continue reading

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Pope Francis writes to each one of us about striving for holiness in today’s world

Below are some questions and answers on the Apostolic Exhortation Gaudete et Exsultate. Why did the Pope write this Exhortation, and why now? Helping people to be holy is one of the Church’s main tasks, in every era. The Second … Continue reading

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Pope’s Apostolic Exhortation on holiness: a summary

This summary of the Apostolic Exhortation GAUDETE ET EXSULTATE of the Holy Father Pope Francis on the call to holiness in today’s world has been distributed to journalists today by the Holy See. This is not an academic or doctrinal … Continue reading

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The Same Truths, New Methods: capturing the conversation at the Pre-Synod Meeting of Young People

[Isaac Withers] If I can impress upon you one thing about the pre-Synod meeting of young people, it would be that the organisers of this event entirely trusted the young people present to lead it. It was my joy to … Continue reading

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