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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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US Catholic Bishops support March for Our Lives

[Christopher White] Addressing the United States Congress in September 2015, Pope Francis asked: “Why are deadly weapons being sold to those who plan to inflict untold suffering on individuals and society?” He continued: “Sadly, the answer, as we all know, … Continue reading

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Text written by young people following pre-synod meeting published by Vatican

300 hundred young people met in Rome 19-24 March to talk about the topics that they would like bishops to discuss during their meeting for the Synod on ‘Young people, faith and vocational discernment’ next October. Chosen by their respective … Continue reading

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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

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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

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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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