Tags: Catholic Church
Posted: Tue, 03 Dec 2013 15:15
The Vatican has failed to provide detailed information on cases of child sexual abuse, as requested by the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child.
Posted: Wed, 23 Oct 2013 14:15
The Vatican has signed an agreement with the right-wing Hungarian Government this week, modifying the 1997 concordat.
Posted: Thu, 17 Oct 2013 13:08
Polish radio is reporting that a man who, as a child, was abused by a Catholic priest has written to the Pope after the Church refused to entertain a compensation claim.
Irish Government to pursue religious orders for €250 million in unpaid compensation to abuse victims
Posted: Wed, 24 Jul 2013 12:55
The Cabinet of the Irish Government agreed this week to pursue religious orders for payment of the remaining €250 million needed to make up their half of the cost of €1.46 billion compensation promised to victims.
Posted: Tue, 16 Jul 2013 10:10
The four orders of nuns that ran the notorious Magdalene Laundries in Ireland have said they have no intention of contributing anything towards the compensation fund set up by the Irish Government.
Posted: Thu, 04 Jul 2013 13:09
An open letter issued by the American Catholic Bishops Conference which seeks legal restrictions on abortion and contraception has been condemned as "Orwellian" by the Catholics for Choice organisation.
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.