Category - catholic church

  • 24 Jul 2015

    The Secretary of State for Work and Pensions has replied to a group of prominent Catholics who have criticised the UK government’s welfare policies as deeply harmful – but the authors of their Open Letter to Iain Duncan Smith say that he is still missing the point on the harm his policies are causing.

  • 16 Jul 2015

    Pope Francis has asked forgiveness from the indigenous peoples of Latin America for the many crimes committed by the Catholic church during the “so-called conquest.”

  • 2 Jul 2015

    The think-tanks Ekklesia and the Centre for Welfare Reform have today published an open letter to Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, Iain Duncan Smith, from Catholics and people brought up in the Catholic faith who support its teaching on social justice and who are deeply critical of the government’s treatment of vulnerable and disabled people.

  • 2 Jul 2015

    The think-tanks Ekklesia and the Centre for Welfare Reform have sent and published an open letter to Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, Iain Duncan Smith, from Catholics and people brought up in the Catholic faith who support its teaching on social justice and who are deeply critical of the government’s treatment of vulnerable and disabled people.

  • 18 Jun 2015

    To judge by the reaction of some members of the far-right in America, it would seem that the Pope has hit a nerve. By daring to speak a truth, that many so dearly wish to remain hidden, he has potentially begun the revolution so long sought. For too long the Church has been comfortable to wallow in pomp and wealth while focusing displeasure on the activities of consenting adults in bed.

  • 15 May 2015

    The Pope has endorsed a Catholic petition calling for bold climate action after meeting with the newly created Global Catholic Climate Movement

  • 19 Jan 2015

    Catholic parishes across England and Wales have celebrating Peace Sunday this weekend, sharing the 2015 peace message of Pope Francis: 'Slaves no more, but brothers and sisters'.

  • 19 Jan 2015

    Some six million people flocked to the Philippine capital Manila on Sunday 18 January to take part in a celebratory Mass led by Pope Francis.

  • 18 Jan 2015

    In the worldwide Catholic Church, the World Day of Migrants and Refugees is celebrated in January each year, having been instituted in 1914 by Pope Pius X. In 2015 it falls on 18 January, which is also the Church's World Peace Day (and for many the first Day of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity).

  • 1 Jan 2015

    For the first time ever, a Catholic bishop has explicitly called for the Church to recognise and bless committed same-sex relationships.