Tags: Catholic Church

An unbridgeable gulf separates Norway and the Holy See on women’s rights at the United Nations

An unbridgeable gulf separates Norway and the Holy See on women’s rights at the United Nations

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. Read More »

Pope renews attack on IVF

Pope renews attack on IVF

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. Read More »

Catholic midwives lose abortion 'conscientious objection' case

Catholic midwives lose abortion 'conscientious objection' case

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. Read More »

Italy orders Vatican to pay tax on its commercial property

Italy orders Vatican to pay tax on its commercial property

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. Read More »

Vatican agitates to keep Costa Rica under its thumb

Vatican agitates to keep Costa Rica under its thumb

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. Read More »

Catholic and Episcopal churches shrinking

Catholic and Episcopal churches shrinking

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. Read More »

Vatican back in charge in Spain as Government promises to roll back abortion reforms

Vatican back in charge in Spain as Government promises to roll back abortion reforms

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. Read More »

Pope attacks ‘radical secularism’ and orders US bishops to twist the arms of politicians over abortion

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". Read More »

Catholic schools are for religious recruitment, admits bishop

Catholic schools are for religious recruitment, admits bishop

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." Read More »

Opus Dei to open new Catholic schools

Opus Dei to open new Catholic schools

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. Read More »

Liberal Catholics implore President Obama not to turn his back on women

Posted: Fri, 02 Dec 2011

In an open letter to President Obama published on Monday's New York Times op-ed page, the liberal pressure group Catholics for Choice called on the President to ensure that family planning is included on the list of essential preventive services under the Affordable Care Act. Read More »

Irish Government’s advisory group recommends taking schools away from Catholic Church

Posted: Fri, 25 Nov 2011

The domination of Irish primary schools by the Catholic Church must end, says a Government advisory group in an interim report. Read More »

Catholic leaders panic as more councils cut “faith school” bus subsidies

Posted: Fri, 18 Nov 2011

As local authorities around the country cut subsidised transport to religious schools, the Catholic establishment is increasingly panicking about the effect this will have on Catholic schools. Read More »

Catholic School with appalling abuse record determined to retain reporting loopholes

Catholic School with appalling abuse record determined to retain reporting loopholes

Posted: Fri, 11 Nov 2011

Lord Carlile QC released his report on Wednesday into decades of abuse at St Benedict's independent RC School run by the adjacent Ealing (Benedictine) Abbey in west London. Read More »