The Catholic Church will not be changing its views on sex. It cannot and it should not

Jun 27, 2014 by

By Tim Stanley, Telegraph: The media presents us today with a typical non-story that tells us two completely unsurprising things about the Roman Catholic Church. A) The results of its family survey reveal that millions of Catholics ignore doctrinal teachings on sex and contraception and B) the Church wishes to show greater tolerance to those in broken or non-heterosexual families. The first proposition is so unremarkable as to be not worth remarking upon. Except to say that one of the chief...

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Catholics getting back in the habit

May 10, 2014 by

By John Bingham, Telegraph The number of people taking vows as Roman Catholic monks and nuns has tripled in 10 years, boosted by a drive by the church to give young people a taste of life in the habit. It might not exactly count as a mass movement quite yet, but the Catholic Church in England and Wales is celebrating after welcoming 62 new members to its religious orders in 2013. Although the figure is well short of the numbers embracing the cloistered life as recently as the 1980s, it marks a...

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RC Bishop Silences Conservative Deacon's Blog

May 4, 2014 by

By Nick Hallett, Breitbart A popular Catholic blog, Protect the Pope, will close tomorrow after the Bishop of Lancaster refused to let its author continue writing. The blog, written by Deacon Nick Donnelly, was set up prior to Pope Benedict XVI's visit to the UK in September 2010 to fight back against the constant attacks on the pontiff by the mainstream media. After Pope Benedict's visit, the blog became a staunch defender of orthodox Catholic teaching, criticising dissenting...

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Mohammed Blair and the promulgation of orthodox Islam

Apr 24, 2014 by

From Cranmer Tony Blair runs a faith foundation, and he has a problem. As an abortion-supporting, embryo-destroying, contraception-using, gay-marriage-propagating, war-mongering, communion-abusing, Magisterium-defying convert to Roman Catholicism, he can't even persuade many of his co-religionists that he knows much at all about his own faith, let alone apprehend the theology of Islam. Yet in a keynote speech yesterday at Bloomberg HQ – Why the Middle East Matters – while he...

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Lies, damn lies and the UN’s attack on the Church: some fun-facts the MSM probably won’t mention

Feb 18, 2014 by

by Hilary White, LifeSite News Following the first law of modern journalism – never let the facts get in the way of a good story – the mainstream media is gleefully pouncing on the UN report, issued last week, that has repeated one of their favourite anti-Catholic themes: that the Vatican did nothing but wink while local bishops pushed clerical pedophiles from parish to parish, allowing them to reoffend with impunity. The solution offered to the Catholic Church by the Committee on...

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Ambushed by a kangaroo court

Feb 7, 2014 by

By Austen Ivereigh, MercatorNet A UN committee has roasted the Vatican over sex abuse. And abortion. And the Pill. And homosexuality. And whatever. The UN watchdog on children’s rights which recently hauled the Vatican over the coals for its handling of sex abuse has today released its recommendations. The report is not only ignorant and misguided, peddling myths for which there is no foundation, but betrays an extraordinary misunderstanding of the nature of the Church and the Holy See,...

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