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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Are Dolce and Gabbana truly Catholic?

Mar 20, 2015 by

By The Revd Dwight Longnecker, Crux: […]  The fact of the matter is, the entire human race is reeling from the most revolutionary inventions history has ever seen. Through modern reproductive technology, we have learned how to flip the switch on the baby machine. With artificial contraception, sterilization, and abortion we turn babies off. With in vitro fertilization, artificial insemination, and surrogacy we turn the baby machine on. Never before have we had the technology to control...

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Cardinal: Church’s ‘severe’ stance towards gay or divorced Catholics left people ‘branded’

Mar 9, 2015 by

By John Bingham, Telegraph: The “harsh” and “severe” stance adopted by the Catholic clerics towards gay people, divorcees and single mothers has done lasting harm, one of the most prominent members of the Church’s new generation of Cardinals has acknowledged. Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, Archbishop of Manila in the Philippines, said the Church had to learn lessons from changing social attitudes and a greater understanding of psychology and recognise the “wounds” its judgmental approach had...

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RC Synod’s chief organizer seized books by top cardinals defending Church’s marriage teachings

Feb 27, 2015 by

By Hilary White, LifeSite: Allegations have surfaced this week that the lead organizer of the Vatican’s controversial Synod on the Family in October personally intervened to block the distribution of a book distributed by high-ranking cardinals, including Cardinal Raymond Burke, that defended the Church’s teachings on marriage. Cardinal Lorenzo Baldisseri, general secretary for the Synod of Bishops, who became the focus of much criticism from bishops at the Synod for allegedly...

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