Tags: Catholic Church
Posted: Mon, 17 Jun 2013 15:35
Two Catholic midwives who, in April, won a legal case at Scotland's supreme civil court for the right to conscientious exemption from all involvement in abortion procedures, now face a further legal challenge.
Posted: Thu, 30 May 2013 10:44
Northern Ireland's biggest employer of teachers in Catholic schools has called for the scrapping of legislation that allows schools to legally discriminate on religious grounds.
Posted: Wed, 29 May 2013 11:39
Top writers, film-makers and artists in the Czech Republic are asking the Pope to practise what he preaches and to prevent the Czech Government from returning state-owned property to the country's Catholic Church.
Posted: Mon, 20 May 2013 12:47
Following the bad news for Christian leaders generally from the census figures, new research by the Latin Mass Society illustrates a catastrophic decline in Catholicism in Britain.
Posted: Thu, 16 May 2013 11:34
Catholic parish churches will be able to claim from HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) an extra 20% for each donation of up to £20 without requiring the giver to complete a form.
Posted: Fri, 10 May 2013 14:28
The Spanish Government is preparing a reform to the country's abortion law that, some have argued, will return Spain to a situation similar to the one that existed under General Franco's dictatorship.
Posted: Fri, 03 May 2013 10:33
The National Secular Society has written to Kenny MacAskill MSP, the Scottish Government's Cabinet Secretary for Justice to draw his attention to a possible undermining of the impartiality, integrity and independence of the Scottish judiciary.
Posted: Tue, 30 Apr 2013 14:53
Councillors walked out of a meeting at Luton Town Hall this week when observers in the public gallery began shouting and waving placards in protest at the Councils plans to end free transport for pupils attending religious schools.
Posted: Fri, 26 Apr 2013 13:34
The Catholic Church in Austria has reacted "with satisfaction" at the failure of a referendum that sought to strip churches of their many privileges.
Posted: Wed, 24 Apr 2013 15:19
Two Catholic midwives have won a legal battle for the right to conscientious exemption from all involvement with abortions. Mary Doogan and Concepta Wood argued that being required to supervise staff taking part in abortions violated their human rights.
Posted: Mon, 22 Apr 2013 12:27
A new report, funded by a number of religious groups and researched and published by Lemos and Crane, recommends that agencies working with homeless people should encourage their clients to go to church and to talk about "faith."
Posted: Thu, 04 Apr 2013 14:48
The Catholic Church may be losing its grip on the Central American country of Costa Rica. While at present, Costa Rica is one of the few Western countries to have an official state religion, a recent poll shows that nearly half of the Costa Rican population would rather live in a secular state.
Catholic Church to lose control of some schools in Ireland – could this be the start of a seismic shift?
Posted: Wed, 03 Apr 2013 18:26
Following a survey of parents by the Irish Department of Education, 23 primary schools across the country will be divested of their Catholic Church patronage.
Posted: Wed, 06 Mar 2013 10:41
The National Secular Society has welcomed the decision by the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR) to uphold its original ruling over the charitable status of a Catholic adoption agency.
Posted: Fri, 01 Mar 2013 07:02
Most people think that Pope Benedict XVI – who ceased to be head of the Catholic Church yesterday – and his leading Catholic bishops have not been influential in their societies.
Catholic Church’s attempt to evade responsibility for child abuse liability is stymied by Supreme Court
Posted: Thu, 28 Feb 2013 13:53
The Supreme Court has this week refused to hear a case from the Catholic Church that it could not be held responsible for abuse committed by one of its priests because he was not an 'employee'.
Posted: Fri, 22 Feb 2013 08:58
The NSS has met with Scottish Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning, Mike Russell MSP, to discuss the Scottish-based adoption agency that excludes same-sex couples from consideration as prospective parents.
NSS draws international attention to UN report that berates USA on its lax approach to clerical child abuse
Posted: Tue, 19 Feb 2013 13:26
A UN Committee has expressed deep concern to the US Government about its failure to properly deal with sexual abuse committed by clerics and leading members of faith-based organizations.
Posted: Tue, 12 Feb 2013 11:10
The secretive and ultra conservative Catholic organisation Opus Dei is thought to be behind the opening of a new private school in Croydon.
Posted: Wed, 06 Feb 2013 12:28
The Pope has given his personal support to a campaign being run by right-wing Catholics to have abortion "defunded" throughout the European Union.