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Roman Catholics & ‘Failed Marriage’

How might the Church ‘make space’ for marriages that break down? 16 May 2014 by Pippa Bonner – ‘The Tablet’ As a practising Catholic who divorced, obtained an annulment and some years later, remarried, I read with interest that Cardinal … Continue reading

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R.C. Bishop Proposes Sanctions for Catholic M.P.s

Nourishment not punishment 20 March 2014 Bishop Philip Egan of Portsmouth has argued that Catholic parliamentarians who voted in favour of gay marriage should be barred from receiving Holy Communion. He has called for the issue to be debated by … Continue reading

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Savitri Hensman on the Bishop’s Pastoral Guidance

Love, grace and the bishops’ pastoral guidance By Savi Hensman – for ‘Ekklesia’ – 17 Feb 2014 There has been widespread hurt and anger at ‘Pastoral Guidance on Same Sex Marriage’ from the Church of England’s House of Bishops, dated 15 … Continue reading

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Cardinal Schoenborn – on Re-Marriage After Divorce

Church must adjust to reality of co-habitation, divorce and remarriage, says cardinal 31 January 2014 13:09 by Christa Pongratz-Lippitt In interviews on the eve of his departure for the Austrian bishops’ ad limina visit in Rome, Cardinal Christoph Schönborn said he was certain that … Continue reading

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US Catholic View of Pope Francis’ Encyclical

The Heart of Francis’s Mission: Embracing the Call to Challenge E. J. Dionne Jr. December 2, 2013 – Commonweal Magazine Christianity has often been used over the centuries to prop up the powerful. But from the beginning, the Christian message … Continue reading

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‘The Tablet’s take on Pope Francis and The Curia

Texts in full Pope vows to change the Vatican curia he brands a ‘leprosy of the papacy’ Francis outlines radical vision for the Church in lengthy interview to La Repubblica 1 October 2013, 9:00 Pope Francis, who not long ago … Continue reading

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Leading Catholic academic calls for married priests

Latest News 19 October 2012 A leading academic has said the Catholic Church urgently needs to overturn its centuries-old ban on ordaining married men to ease the shortage of priests and better relate to the faithful. Writing in The Tablet this week … Continue reading

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