Tags: Catholic Church
Posted: Tue, 07 Jul 2015 16:16
New guidelines from the Diocese of Portsmouth say that Catholic schools should promote "chastity" as the "underlying theme" of Sex and Relationships Education (SRE).
Posted: Mon, 06 Jul 2015 15:33
A survey of Catholics in England and Wales has found a very large gap between their views and the teachings of the church on gay marriage, contraception and divorce.
Posted: Tue, 16 Jun 2015 16:27
The Bishop of Portsmouth has urged Catholics to be 'vociferous' when taking part in the "democratic process".
Posted: Wed, 10 Jun 2015 16:34
The National Secular Society has dismissed Pope Francis' new tribunal to hear the cases of bishops implicated in covering up child sex abuse as a "PR stunt" and continuing to assist clerics escape justice over allegations.
Posted: Wed, 10 Jun 2015 14:21
The Catholic Church has sent a booklet entitled "Don't Mess With Marriage" to 56 primary and secondary schools in Australia, prompting criticism from Australian secularists.
Posted: Fri, 22 May 2015 15:22
A judge has ruled that the state is not obliged to subsidise transportation to and from faith schools, despite ruling in favour of a Catholic school in a case over subsidised school transport.
Posted: Wed, 20 May 2015 12:57
The NSS has urged the Government to resist regressive demands to allow more discrimination in faith schools after it emerged the Catholic Education Service is lobbying "hard" to remove the cap on faith-based admissions to academies – and is hopeful that the Government will revisit the issue.
Posted: Thu, 07 May 2015 14:38
A Catholic primary school in Birmingham closed for a day during term-time so that its staff could attend a pilgrimage to the Vatican.
Posted: Tue, 10 Feb 2015 14:50
Swansea Council is facing a judicial review after deciding to phase-out its subsidy for faith school students to have free transport to school.
Victims of historic child sex abuse speak out, after Catholic Church refuses to accept “liability” for the crimes of their priests
Posted: Mon, 10 Nov 2014 14:57
The Catholic Church is refusing to accept "liability" for long-term sex abuse that went on at the Mirfield Junior Seminary, despite paying out £120,000 to eleven victims of child sex abuse.
Posted: Fri, 31 Oct 2014 08:45
Over a dozen secularist organisations have written to the President of the European Parliament, Martin Schulz, objecting to his invitation to Pope Francis to address the Parliament.
Posted: Wed, 24 Sep 2014 10:21
Archbishop Josef Wesolowski, the highest ranking Catholic to be investigated over child abuse, is now under house arrest at the Vatican pending a criminal trial following accusations of the sexual abuse of minors in the Dominican Republic.
Posted: Fri, 11 Jul 2014 07:40
The head of a Polish public hospital has been dismissed for refusing on religious grounds to carry out an abortion on a woman whose unborn baby suffered from serious malformations.
Posted: Thu, 29 May 2014 12:53
The European Commission announced this week that it was to take no further action on the 'One of Us' citizen initiative.
Posted: Fri, 23 May 2014 13:11
The UN Committee Against Torture has criticised the Vatican (in its guise as The Holy See) for several failures in its handling of the child abuse scandal.
Posted: Wed, 07 May 2014 17:24
The Vatican has, for the first time, revealed how it has disciplined priests accused of raping and molesting children.
Posted: Thu, 01 May 2014 12:38
A number of Conservative MPs have called on the Government to scrap the 50% cap on faith based admissions to free schools, to give Catholic schools greater freedoms to discriminate on religious grounds.
Posted: Fri, 21 Mar 2014 15:37
The Bishop of Portsmouth, Philip Egan, has said in an interview that Catholic politicians who voted for same-sex marriage should be denied Communion.
Posted: Thu, 20 Feb 2014 15:42
An opinion poll in Poland shows that trust and attachment to the Catholic Church is falling, despite the new Pope.
Posted: Wed, 05 Feb 2014 12:21
A United Nations committee has issued a scathing report accusing the Vatican of putting the reputation and interests of the Holy See above the interests of children who had been sexually abused by priests.