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Thursday, October 21, 2021

Catholic Church


Sexual abuse revelations accelerate sense of a French church in retreat

October 09, 2021 3:04 pm

The decline of Catholicism and a Catholic-centric French identity is a major divisive issue running through French society.

French Church and state at odds over sex abuse confessions

October 07, 2021 9:20 pm

Monsignor Eric de Moulins-Beaufort shocked some people in France when he told France-Info radio Wednesday that “the secrets of confession are stronger than the laws of the republic.”

Probe: Catholic Church in France had 3,000 child abusers

October 04, 2021 10:47 pm

The independent commission's president said 22 cases have been forwarded to prosecutors for alleged crimes that can still be pursued.

Kerala Catholic Church’s claim of a ‘narcotics jihad’ can unsettle communal peace

September 14, 2021 10:26 am

The Catholic Church has an illustrious history of public service and contribution to the making of a secular Kerala. Hopefully, the current “jihad” campaign is a temporary aberration, which the clergy will step back from immediately.

Kerala: Catholic Church diocese announces welfare scheme for families with more than 5 kids

July 26, 2021 10:13 pm

Under the scheme, presented by the Family Apostolate of the Pala diocese of the Church, monthly assistance of Rs 1500 is promised for couples married after the year 2000 and having five or more children.

Same-sex union blessings ban upsets gay Catholics in Asia

March 16, 2021 6:28 pm

Louisa Wall, a New Zealand lawmaker who sponsored the bill that in 2013 legalised gay marriage in that South Pacific country, said the statement from the Vatican's orthodoxy office seemed incongruent with Pope Francis last year expressing support for a civil union law.

Pope's new cardinal in Mexico known for indigenous outreach

November 29, 2020 2:06 pm

The 80-year-old Felipe Arizmendi is known for his progressive views on indigenous rights and migrants, as well as a staunchly conservative stance on sexuality.

Polish police attempts to block protest against abortion ruling

November 29, 2020 11:25 am

Warsaw police tried to break up a women's rights march taking place in the country's capital, with protesters opposing curbs on abortion rights. Poland's abortion law is already one of the most conservative in Europe.

Bishop Anthony Poola appointed Archbishop of Hyderabad

November 19, 2020 7:18 pm

Bishop Anthony Poola, 59, hails from Chindhukur in Kurnool district of Andhra Pradesh. He joined the minor seminary in Kurnool and then studied at St. Peter’s Pontifical Major Seminary, Bengaluru.

Pope Francis' critique of capital, advocacy of justice endears him to communists

November 05, 2020 8:43 am

Behind the Pope’s composure is the conviction that the function of faith is to love, not bruise.