Recent reports of the approval of a new miracle attributed to Bl John Paul II gave rise to overexcited announcements on the social media that the Polish-born pontiff would be canonised on October 20. No official announcement to that effect had been made and reports of the date of a canonisation were premature. However, the [...]
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Medical staff at prisons may well tell you that at the sight of a hypodermic needle, many a hardened gangster, bearing multiple scars of stabbing and gunshot wounds, cries out for his mother. It is a natural instinct to seek sanctuary from pain and fear in the person whose womb once provided the perfect shelter. [...]
In recent weeks several Church leaders have indicated that they might not oppose legislation that would extend civil union rights to same-sex couples, with the legal prerogatives that apply to traditional marriages, but without characterising such unions as marriages.
Humour, it barely needs pointing out, is entirely subjective. A joke that causes one person to laugh may leave the next one cold, or even cause offence. So it was with the “Church Chuckle” published on the back page of our Easter issue (March 27). In it, Mary Magdalene reports to Peter that she had encountered [...]
Writing in our special focus on vocations this week, Anthony Gathambiri IMC argues that poor conduct by clergy has the undesirable consequence of inhibiting young men in following the path to the priesthood.
Within the space of just a few weeks, Pope Francis has changed the way the papacy presents itself to the world, perhaps irrevocably so. The signs were there from the moment Jorge Mario Bergoglio was presented to the world as Pope Francis, having declined to wear the traditional red velvet mozzetta (though the widely reported “the [...]
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