Gay marriage will split the Catholic Church

May 24, 2015 by

By Damian Thompson, Spectator: Ireland, for so long the most overtly Catholic state in Western Europe, has voted for gay marriage by a stupendous margin – 62 per cent. Never before has a country legalised the practice by popular vote. It would be naive to ask: how could this happen? Hatred of the Church is one of the central features of modern Ireland, thanks not only to the paedophile scandals but also to the joyless quasi-Jansenist character of the Irish Church, which was handed complete...

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Ecumenism between Catholic and Anglican Churches may be ending

May 13, 2015 by

By Alison Lesley, World Religion News: Questions are being raised about whether the ecumenism between the Catholic and Anglican churches is coming to an end. According to Crux, many ask is there any point in the ecumenism as female bishops and gay bishops are present in Anglican churches, and they are now well-along the path toward same-sex marriage. Last week, the Anglican-Roman Catholic International Commission (ARCIC) held the fifth meeting of its current third phase at Villa Palazzola in...

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Cardinal Nichols to celebrate Mass at London’s ‘LGBT’ parish

May 7, 2015 by

By Hilary White, LifeSite: Cardinal Vincent Nichols has announced he will celebrate Mass for the so-called “Soho Mass” group, an organization of active homosexuals who want to see Catholic teaching on same-sex activity overturned. The Cardinal Archbishop of Westminster announced that he will celebrate a Mass for “LGBT Catholics and their families” on May 10 at 6:15 pm at Immaculate Conception Parish, Farm Street, Mayfair. The Catholic Herald said that this will be the first time any cardinal...

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Superior numbers: number of new nuns in Britain trebles in five years

Apr 23, 2015 by

By Rebecca Ratcliffe, Guardian: The number of women in Britain choosing to become nuns has trebled over the last five years, according to the Catholic church. Figures released on Thursday show that the number of women taking holy vows has reached a 25-year high, with 45 women doing so last year. Church officials claim the increase suggested there was a “gap in the market for meaning in our culture” that the religious life offered. In 2004, only seven women opted to become nuns, but this has...

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Catholic Relief Services vice-president is in a gay ‘marriage’, promotes gay agenda

Apr 20, 2015 by

By Lisa Bourne, LifeSite: As Catholic bishops throughout the U.S. face attacks for requiring Catholic teachers not to support same-sex “marriage,” new evidence shows that a vice-president at the bishops’ own foreign relief agency is himself “married” to another man. Critics say the news confirms Catholic Relief Services’ history of hiring high-level employees who openly oppose fundamental Catholic moral teachings, and raises further doubts about the organization’s stewardship of Catholic...

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National Secular Society: Church teaching on contraception causes climate change

Apr 13, 2015 by

By A B Sanderson, Breitbart: The National Secular Society has said that the Catholic Church’s teaching on contraception is causing “unsustainable population growth”, which is the “largest single factor driving the destruction of the planet”. The criticism came as a Catholic campaign group launched an initiative to encourage believers to pray for the planet called ‘Care4Creation Month’. The Global Catholic Climate Movement, which has recently completed a Lenten Fast for Climate Justice, is...

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