Tags: Catholic Church
Posted: Wed, 18 Apr 2012
An extensive survey of Irish Catholics has found widespread dissent from Church teachings, particularly on questions of sexuality.
Posted: Fri, 13 Apr 2012
The Irish government is about to start the process of taking some schools out of the control of the Catholic Church faces a clash with bishops over the proposed scrapping of an old primary school rule which states that religion should underpin every aspect of daily school life.
Posted: Thu, 05 Apr 2012
In an unprecedented move that is seen by some as "revolutionary", the Polish government is seeking to realign its relationship with the Catholic Church – and not in a way that the Vatican will like.
Posted: Fri, 30 Mar 2012
The Education Secretary Michael Gove has suggested that cap on faith-based admissions at a proposed new faith school in south west London would be "very sensible".
Posted: Thu, 29 Mar 2012
A survey of lapsed Catholics in the USA has tried to get to the root of why they abandoned the church. Their answers were not very surprising.
Posted: Fri, 23 Mar 2012
At least 10 teenage boys or men under the age of 21 were surgically castrated "to get rid of homosexuality" while in the care of the Dutch Roman Catholic Church in the 1950s.
Posted: Thu, 22 Mar 2012
Reports suggest that the controversial bishops' letter opposing gay marriage which was supposed to be read out to all Catholic congregations in England and Wales a couple of Sundays ago was widely ignored and disregarded.
Posted: Wed, 21 Mar 2012
Two very contrasting statements about abortion and contraception were made this week at the 56th session of the Commission on the Status of Women at the United Nations.
Posted: Fri, 02 Mar 2012
Speaking at a conference on infertility in Rome, the Pope has renewed his attack on IVF treatments. He said artificial methods of getting pregnant were 'arrogance', insisting that sex between a husband and wife was the only acceptable way of conceiving.
Posted: Wed, 29 Feb 2012
Two Catholic midwives have lost a legal battle after claiming that being asked to supervise nurses involved in abortion procedures violated their religious conscience.
Posted: Fri, 24 Feb 2012
After 130,000 Italians signed an online petition calling for the Vatican to be taxed on its commercial properties, the Italian Prime Minister, Mario Monti, has said that such a tax will now be levied, bringing an end to the waivers that gave the Catholic Church millions of euros out of the taxpayers' pockets.
Posted: Fri, 24 Feb 2012
The Costa Rican government is under pressure from Catholic Bishops after it proposed legislation on abortion, in vitro fertilization, and homosexual unions.
Posted: Thu, 09 Feb 2012
Statistics from the latest edition of the Catholic Directory of England and Wales reveal a picture of a shrinking church.
Posted: Wed, 08 Feb 2012
A large delegation of Government Ministers is to visit the Vatican next week to consult about British Government policy with the Pope.
Posted: Fri, 03 Feb 2012
Spain's new right-wing government, headed by the People's Party, has announced that it will seek to reform the nation's abortion law, which permits abortion on demand during the first 14 weeks of pregnancy, and allows minors to obtain the procedure without parental permission.
Pope attacks ‘radical secularism’ and orders US bishops to twist the arms of politicians over abortion
Posted: Thu, 19 Jan 2012
The pope has again railed against what he sees as the dangers posed by "radical secularism".
Posted: Wed, 18 Jan 2012
A priest in the Diocese of Westminster has begun a campaign for London to host the Vatican's World Youth Day in 2016.
Posted: Fri, 13 Jan 2012
The Catholic bishop of Lancaster has said that the purpose of Catholic schools is to evangelise, and that if some schools have mainly non-Catholic pupils, then they have no purpose in the Church's "mission of salvation."
Posted: Thu, 05 Jan 2012
The secretive, sinister and extremely wealthy Catholic organisation Opus Dei - originally started by supporters of the fascist Franco regime in Spain - is sponsoring two secondary schools to open in Britain by September 2013.
Posted: Thu, 22 Dec 2011
The missing chapter of the Cloyne Report into Catholic child abuse inIreland, and its subsequent cover up by the Catholic hierarchy, has now been published.