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Mali archbishop pledges to attend consistory amid financial scandal

Archbishop Jean Zerbo, who is accused of financial impropriety, will attend Wednesday's consistory despite earlier health concerns

Mali archbishop pledges to attend consistory amid financial scandal

Archbishop Jean Zerbo, who is accused of financial impropriety, will attend Wednesday’s consistory despite earlier health concerns

‘Weight of old age’ must not deter us from our mission, Pope Francis tells cardinals

The Pope said cardinals are called to be grandfathers who help young people find meaning in their lives

PICTURES: Three women consecrated as virgins in rare ceremony in Detroit

The women vowed to live in perpetual chastity, but will live ‘in the world’ rather than in a convent

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Catholic school adopts ‘gender neutral’ uniform policy, allowing boys to wear skirts

The headteacher said girls and boys ‘can choose whether they wear skirts, pinafores, shorts or trousers’

Catholic pharmacists should not be forced to dispense lethal drugs, regulator rules

Initial proposals sought to “shift the balance” away from the pharmacists’ conscience rights

PICTURES: Cardinal Nichols ordains seven new priests

The priests will serve the archdiocese of Westminster

British Medical Association accused of ‘betraying women’ after passing ‘extreme’ abortion motion

The BMA passed the motion by a two-thirds majority, against the wishes of around 1,500 doctors

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Vatican expresses ‘grave concern’ over missing Chinese bishop

Bishop Peter Shao Zhumin was taken ‘on a trip’ by officials and prevented from assuming diocesan duties

Body of missing Indian priest found on Scottish beach

Police found the body of the 33-year-old priest on the beach at Dunbar on Friday. The cause of death is currently unknown.

Yawning youngsters inspire priest to cut homilies to five minutes

Fr Paddy O’Kane said shorter homilies might encourage families to come back to church

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The necessity of limbo: a response to Nicholas Senz

The Catechism says we may have some ‘hope’, but it doesn’t overrule the Church’s authoritative past teaching

Lord Carey’s resignation: this is exactly the kind of accountability we need

The response to Lord Carey’s resignation shows the debate on abuse has become more mature and calm

Meet Sweden’s first ever cardinal

The Bishop of Stockholm receives the red hat on Wednesday 28 June 2017

When the Gospel seems too hard and unpopular, just keep preaching

For liberal Christians, worldliness is at the core of their theology, though they may not know it

No matter what their detractors say, convent schools provided a great education

Almost all who have had the privilege of being educated in convents remember nuns whose lives were ones of fulfilment, vigour and purpose

Why the Son sits on the Father’s ‘right hand’, according to St Augustine

We all have the potential to be enthroned as co-heirs with Christ

Why is Pope Francis staying away from Argentina?

By January next year, the Pope will have visited nearly every country in South America – apart from his homeland

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How Canada once led the way in religious freedom

Canada’s distinct history is one of religious pluralism, toleration and liberty

Why Cardinal Sarah terrifies his critics

Cardinal Sarah’s opponents have attacked his views and called for his sacking. His response has been a gracious silence

The uncanny parallels between JRR Tolkien and AE Housman

Tolkien and Housman had more in common than meets the eye

Even in the midst of the Holocaust, human goodness could shine through

Personal stories are always worth recording, especially when they relate to a true historical event of almost unimaginable horror

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