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British paper suspends writer who looked forward to Benedict's death

Mar 27, 2014 - 01:55 pm .- The Tablet, a British Catholic weekly, has suspended its Rome correspondent Robert Mickens after he publicly referred to Benedict XVI as “the Rat” and anticipated his death.

UK fetal incineration scandal prompts calls to respect life

Mar 26, 2014 - 11:06 am .- Revelations that National Health Service hospitals in the U.K. have disposed of the bodies of miscarried or aborted children by incineration as clinical waste show the need to reject abortion and to respect life, pro-life leaders said.

English new evangelization school consecrated to Mary

Mar 25, 2014 - 04:59 pm .- Marking its patronal feast Tuesday, the School of the Annunciation, a center for the new evangelization in England and Wales, held a Mass at which it was consecrated to Our Lady.

Global symposium aims to educate media on religious liberty

Mar 24, 2014 - 12:09 pm .- Alliance Defending Freedom, a legal advocacy association, is hosting a conference in Rome this week to inform members of the media about its work in defense of religious freedom.

Pope Francis expresses solidarity with victims of mafia violence

Mar 21, 2014 - 04:58 pm .- At a Friday meeting and prayer vigil with families of mafia victims, Pope Francis shared his sympathy with them, and then forcefully exhorted mafiosi to convert and change their lives.

Dominican bishop of Nottingham transferred to Liverpool

Mar 21, 2014 - 10:52 am .- Speaking Friday of his appointment as Archbishop of Liverpool, Bishop Malcolm McMahon of Nottingham has said he will strive to live up to the trust that is being put in him in his new role.

UK prime minister denounces sex-selective abortions as 'appalling'

Mar 21, 2014 - 02:03 am .- U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron has criticized sex-selective abortion as “simply an appalling practice,” and said the British government will work to counter the illegal practice.

English bishop exhorts faithful to be charitable online

Mar 21, 2014 - 12:03 am .- A pastoral letter from a British bishop to his faithful for Lent calls upon Catholics to consider their online interactions and to use social media for good rather than to hurt others.

Young nun wows judges on Italy's 'The Voice'

Mar 20, 2014 - 01:00 pm .- Sr. Cristina Scuccia is a 25 year old member of the Ursuline Sisters of the Holy Family who has appeared on The Voice of Italy, a reality show akin to American Idol or Britain’s Got Talent.

Ukrainian Catholics experiencing 'total persecution' in Crimea

Mar 18, 2014 - 04:10 pm .- As the Russian president signed a bill to annex Crimea Tuesday, the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church in the peninsula has been experiencing what a Church official calls “total persecution.”

Benedict XVI sends Pope commentary on early interview

Mar 18, 2014 - 01:56 pm .- Former Pope Benedict XVI sent a four-page commentary to Pope Francis on the September 2013 interview he granted to Jesuit magazine La Civilta Cattolica, according to Archbishop Georg Ganswein, prefect of the Pontifical Household.

Oratorian appointed auxiliary bishop of Birmingham, England

Mar 17, 2014 - 01:27 pm .- Pope Francis has named Fr. Robert Byrne as a new auxiliary bishop of the Birmingham archdiocese, leading the Oratorian priest to praise the examples of the Pope and of Bl. John Henry Newman.

Three abducted priests in Crimea returned safely

Mar 16, 2014 - 05:48 pm .- Three priests of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church who were kidnapped in Crimea over the weekend have reportedly been returned and are safe.

Cardinal remembers Opus Dei priest as man 'chosen by God'

Mar 14, 2014 - 04:03 am .- During a special conference commemorating the life of deceased Opus Dei leader Msgr. Alvaro del Portillo, Cardinal Julian Herranz noted the priest's model of holiness for the Church.

Cardinal Marx elected president of German bishops' conference

Mar 13, 2014 - 04:42 pm .- Cardinal Reinhard Marx was elected head of the German bishops’ conference Wednesday, succeeding Robert Zollitsch, Archbishop Emeritus of Freiburg im Breisgau.

Nun empowers Northern India's women with education, hope

Mar 13, 2014 - 04:02 am .- In a local culture prone to viewing women as property, Sister Daphne Sequeira has dedicated her life to offering education and a hopeful future to those in Northern India's rural villages.

Falsely accused Irish priest returns to ministry with joy

Mar 13, 2014 - 12:02 am .- A priest exonerated of sexual assault charges against a teen girl will return to his parish with “great joy,” almost four years after he left public ministry, and two years after his acquittal.

Spanish bishop affirms Church's commitment to women, unborn

Mar 12, 2014 - 04:02 pm .- As controversy surrounds reform of Spain's abortion law, the newly-elected president of the local bishops' conference says Catholics must both oppose the procedure and support pregnant women.

Secularism too fragile a basis for society, English bishop says

Mar 12, 2014 - 04:05 am .- During an address at his alma mater last week, Bishop Philip Egan of Portsmouth discussed the rise of secularism in Britain and how Christianity in contrast enables greater human flourishing.

Prayer at center of Ukrainian Catholic response to crisis

Mar 7, 2014 - 03:07 pm .- Prayer and respect for the dignity of all persons are at the core of the Ukrainian Catholic response to the upheavals in Ukraine, a prelate of the tradition in the U.S. has said.

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