Tags: Catholic Church

Maltese Catholic extremist examined for post of European Commissioner

Maltese Catholic extremist examined for post of European Commissioner

Posted: Wed, 14 Nov 2012

Members of the European Parliament have this week examined Tonio Borg's bid to join the European Commission. Alarm has been raised about Mr Borg's performance in his home country of Malta, where he has opposed women's rights, gay rights and issues such as contraception and abortion. Read More »

Secular Medical Forum condemns Irish abortion law cruelty

Secular Medical Forum condemns Irish abortion law cruelty

Posted: Wed, 14 Nov 2012

The Secular Medical Forum has condemned the state of abortion laws in Ireland after a 31-year old woman died of septicaemia following a protracted miscarriage in Galway, Ireland. Read More »

Michael Gove wants to intervene in legal challenge to Catholic school

Michael Gove wants to intervene in legal challenge to Catholic school

Posted: Wed, 10 Oct 2012

Education Secretary Michael Gove has applied to intervene in a judicial review considering the legality of a new Catholic school proposed for the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames. Read More »

Council promises to review its “apartheid-style” school transport policy

Council promises to review its “apartheid-style” school transport policy

Posted: Fri, 05 Oct 2012

Northumberland Country Council has agreed to reconsider its policy of segregating children by religion on its school buses. Read More »

Belgian Catholics quit church over refuge for notorious murderer’s wife

Belgian Catholics quit church over refuge for notorious murderer’s wife

Posted: Fri, 05 Oct 2012

Scandals and misjudgements in the Catholic Church in Belgium have resulted in a rise in the number of people seeking debaptism. Read More »

Request that teachers at Catholic schools make “declaration of faith” is McCarthyite and threatening, says NSS

Request that teachers at Catholic schools make “declaration of faith” is McCarthyite and threatening, says NSS

Posted: Fri, 17 Aug 2012

A request that teachers at Catholic schools in the diocese of Lancaster make a "public profession of their faith" has been condemned as discriminatory and McCarthyite by the National Secular Society. Read More »

Catholic Church doesn’t want to share its free schools with non-Catholics

Catholic Church doesn’t want to share its free schools with non-Catholics

Posted: Wed, 08 Aug 2012

The Catholic Education Service (CES) has been told by the Education Secretary, Michael Gove, that it will not be permitted to exceed the number of places reserved for Catholic pupils at Catholic Free Schools beyond the 50% that is permitted at present. Read More »

Catholic Church refuses to protect girls from cancer

Catholic Church refuses to protect girls from cancer

Posted: Thu, 05 Jul 2012

If any more evidence was needed to prove the Catholic Church's contempt for women, then you need look no further than Calgary in Canada.

The bishops there decided in 2008 that they would not provide vaccination for girls in Catholic schools against the human... Read More »

Catholic Education Service rebuked for blurring distinction between faith and politics in schools

Catholic Education Service rebuked for blurring distinction between faith and politics in schools

Posted: Wed, 20 Jun 2012

The Secretary of State for Education, Michael Gove, has written to the Catholic Education Service (CES) to express concern that it has blurred the distinction between discussing matters of faith and promoting partisan political views. Read More »

No justification for subsidising ‘faith school’ transport

No justification for subsidising ‘faith school’ transport

Posted: Thu, 07 Jun 2012

After a fourteen month debate and consultation, the decision by Cheshire East Council to scrap transport subsidies for pupils attending 'faith schools' has been – predictably - condemned by the Catholic Church. Read More »

Most Irish people still describe themselves as 'Catholic' – but in name only

Most Irish people still describe themselves as 'Catholic' – but in name only

Posted: Thu, 07 Jun 2012

A new Ipsos MRBI poll for the Irish Times shows that although 89 per cent of people in Ireland still describe themselves as 'Catholic', it is not Catholicism as the Pope knows it. Read More »