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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.


Deacon arrested over Belgian euthanasia deaths

Paul Russell | 06 June 2014 | CAREFUL! |  
tags: Belgium, Catholic Church, euthanasia


What is the real story behind Ireland’s mass grave?

Michael Cook | 06 June 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: Catholic Church, Ireland
A media storm is gathering over the discovery of hundreds of infants buried at a Catholic home for unmarried mothers.


Non-Negotiable

Sheila Liaugminas | 16 May 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: Catholic Church, moral relativism, USA
In a culture of relativism, some things remain unchangeable, contends a MercatorNet contributor in her recent book.


A Pope in love with truth and freedom

Joaquin Navarro-Valls and Jordi Picazo | 22 April 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: anthropology, Catholic Church, Pope John Paul II
What was it like to work close to Pope John Paul II for many years? A former head of the Vatican Press Office gives some insights.


Francis. The first.

Sheila Liaugminas | 14 March 2014 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: Catholic Church, evangelization, Francis Effect, media coverage, papacy, Pope Francis, popular culture


Homophobia is “insulting to God”

Kelly Bartlett | 14 February 2014 | CONJUGALITY |  
tags: Catholic Church, homophobia, Ireland


The UN’s zero-compliance with zero tolerance of abuse

Michael Cook | 14 February 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: Catholic Church, sexual abuse, UN peacekeeping force, United Nations
Why is the UN criticising the Catholic Church? It can't control its own soldiers.


Ambushed by a kangaroo court

Austen Ivereigh | 06 February 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: Catholic Church, sex abuse, United Nations
A UN committee has roasted the Vatican over sex abuse. And abortion. And the Pill. And homosexuality. And whatever.


Rolling Stone features Francis

Sheila Liaugminas | 31 January 2014 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: Catholic Church, cult of personality, human flourishing, human freedom, pop culture, Pope Francis, Rolling Stone Magazine


Why Time chose Pope Francis for Person of the Year

Sheila Liaugminas | 13 December 2013 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: Catholic Church, Person of the Year, Pope Francis, Time Magazine, Vatican


A breath of life for an old religion

Michael Cook | 03 December 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: Catholic Church, Christianity, Pope Francis
Pope Francis's game plan is a stunning and inspiring document.


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