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Catholic Church

The Mario that might have been

Robert P. George | 07 January 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: abortion, Catholic Church, Mario Cuomo, New York
The former governor of New York failed to use his impressive gifts as a politician to defend life.

Celibacy does not create sex offenders

Anthony Fisher | 16 December 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: Catholic Church, celibacy, sexual abuse
Some clergy have abused children, but indicting celibacy is a mistake.

The great reformer

Austen Ivereigh | 25 November 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: Catholic Church, Pope Francis
A biographer of Pope Francis reflects upon his career as a reforming leader.

Tough love is still love

Jennifer Roback Morse | 19 November 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: Catholic Church, compassion, marriage, orthodoxy
Is it possible for the Catholic Church to be both orthodox and compassionate?

Politicians fail the family - does the Pope have the answer?

Laura Keynes | 14 October 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: Catholic Church, equality, family
Equality is the political favourite, but family pressures will be solved by unity, says Francis.

A joyful, crowded 21st century pilgrimage

Carolyn Moynihan | 10 October 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: Catholic Church, saints
If religion is on the wane it is was not evident in Madrid or Rome earlier this month.

It’s a synod on the family, remember

Cormac Burke | 06 October 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: Catholic Church, family, marriage
Divorce, annulments, and contraception certainly have their impact on family life, but surely it is a negative one.

Powerful Polish film about faith, the Holocaust and Communism

Jeremy Hicks | 01 October 2014 | POPCORN |  
tags: Catholic Church, Communism, films, Holocaust, Poland

A ray of light through the clouds

Michael Cook | 26 September 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: Catholic Church, evil, ISIS, saints
We need saints to dispel the miasma of evil. Alvaro del Portillo was one of them.

A long and winding road

Francis Phillips | 16 September 2014 | CONJUGALITY |  
tags: Catholic Church, conversion, homosexuality

Principalities and Powers: Spiritual Combat 1942-1943

Francis Phillips | 12 September 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: book reviews, Catholic Church, World War II
World War II as a campaign against evil by defenders of the good.

After 65 years, is China ready to embrace the Pope?

Scott Pacey | 21 August 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: Catholic Church, China, Pope Francis, religious freedom
The Church has sought engagement with China since the 13th century and will not give up anytime soon.

A third way between gays and bigots

Michael Cook | 19 August 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: Catholic Church, homosexuality, same-sex attraction, same-sex marriage
A new documentary presents a strong case for the Catholic stand on homosexuality.

Three ways to happiness

Michael Cook | 11 August 2014 | CONJUGALITY |  
tags: Catholic Church, homosexuality

This is Iraq’s darkest hour

Louis Raphaël I Sako and Oliver Maksan | 02 July 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: Catholic Church, Christians in Middle East, Iraq
A bishop in Kurdish Iraq criticizes Western indifference to the future of Middle East Christianity.

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