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‘Don’t pass Catholic churches’: protests as Glasgow braces for Orange walks

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Campaigners against anti-Catholic bigotry and anti-Irish discrimination will gather in protest around vulnerable churches on Saturday, as Glasgow braces itself for the largest gathering of Orange marchers since the pa...

Anglican bishop of Ebbsfleet resigns to join Roman Catholic church

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An Anglican bishop opposed to the ordination of women has resigned to join the Roman Catholic church. Jonathan Goodall, the bishop of Ebbsfleet for the past eight years, said he had reached his decision “after a long ...

Bishop: Catholic Diocese of Albany covered up sexual abuse by priests

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The longtime former head of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany has said it covered up sexual abuse by priests for decades and protected clergy by sending them to private treatment instead of calling police. Bishop...

Kanada: two more Catholic churches on First Nations reserves destroyed by fire

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Two more Catholic churches on First Nations reserves in western Canada have been destroyed by fires that investigators are once again treating as suspicious. Over the weekend, crews in southern British Columbia respon...

Two Catholic churches destroyed by fire on First Nations reserves in Canada

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Two Catholic churches on First Nations reserves in western Canada have been destroyed by overnight fires that investigators are treating as suspicious. Early Monday morning, fires consumed both the Sacred Heart church...

Two leaders of very different Catholic values

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I suspect that many left-leaning Roman Catholics regard the fact that Boris Johnson is Britain’s first Catholic prime minister as more a matter of regret than pride, and certainly not “a watershed moment” for the nati...

A Catholic prime minister in No 10 is a watershed moment

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There’s a quip that both Boris Johnson and David Cameron have used – one that shows they are aware of the pitfalls of signing up to a specific religion in secular Britain while also wanting to keep co-religionists on ...

‘Unique problem’: Catholic bishops split over Biden’s support for abortion rights

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At some point this weekend, Joe Biden will take his place in a line of people approaching the altar of a Catholic church to receive communion. The US president, a devout Catholic whose speeches regularly include bibli...

Boris Johnson’s outdone Henry VIII in having his third marriage blessed by the Catholic church

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The prime minister’s marriage to Carrie Symonds in Westminster Cathedral has left many Catholics with a question. If the mother church of the Catholic church in England and Wales can kill the fatted calf and welcome t...

‘A ticking time bomb’: Timor-Leste begins to reckon with alleged Catholic church sex abuse

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Lita grew up in a poor family in a hamlet surrounded by the spectacular mountains of Oecusse in Timor-Leste. When she was 11 years old she went to live in Topu Honis shelter home, in the mountainous, forest-encircled ...

Poland activists urge people to think before ticking Catholic box in census

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Activists in Poland are asking people to consider if they are truly Roman Catholic when filling out a national census, hoping a more accurate picture of the country’s makeup will challenge a government narrative of ne...

Haiti kidnappers abduct seven Catholic clergy and demand $1m ransom

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France has activated its foreign ministry crisis center after seven Catholic clergy – five of them Haitian and two French – were abducted in Haiti and the kidnappers demanded a million-dollar ransom. The statement cam...

I tried to quit the Catholic church, but the Catholic church wouldn’t quit me. Now what?

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Like many lapsed Catholics, my relationship with the church has had some spectacular ups and downs, from the triumph of playing Jesus in my primary school Easter passion play, to the nadir of watching Cardinal George ...

I thought I was over my Catholic guilt about being gay. Maybe I was wrong?

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An adolescence of shame about being LGBTQ+ can have lingering effects on our behaviour that stretch well into adulthoodGuilt and shame can be addictive. In certain religious and traditional contexts, it can even be ve...

New Zealand’s Catholic Church apologises to abuse victims at royal commission hearing

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New Zealand’s Catholic Church has formally apologised to the survivors of abuse within the church and said its systems and culture must change. Cardinal John Dew, the Roman Catholic archbishop of Wellington and Metrop...

Catholic order pledges $100m in reparations to descendants of enslaved people

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An order of Catholic priests has pledged $100m in reparations to descendants of Black people it enslaved and sold, in the largest initiative of its kind by the church. Leaders of the Jesuit Conference of Canada and th...

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