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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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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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Pope Francis lays out principles and achievements of Vatican reform

[Austen Ivereigh] Pope Francis has today laid out a series of criteria for reforming the Roman Curia, calling for a conversion of minds and hearts and warning that while some criticism of the reform is healthy, some of it is ill-willed. … Continue reading

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Pope, fitter than ever, celebrates 80th birthday with homeless

[Austen Ivereigh] Pope Francis has celebrated his 80th birthday today with a Mass with the cardinals and breakfast with the homeless, but otherwise leading a normal day of audiences and meetings at the Vatican. He said Mass this morning in the Pauline chapel … Continue reading

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Pope’s Apostolic Letter ‘Misericordia et Misera’ – full text

[The full text follows of Pope Francis’s apostolic letter concluding the Year of Mercy, released today in which he extends priests’ faculty to forgive sins of abortion as well as the Society of Pius X to give sacramental absolution, and … Continue reading

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