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Pope Francis condemns Trump administration’s migrant family-separation policy

The Pope backed US bishops' statements that called the policy 'immoral'

Cardinal Schönborn: women priests ‘too profound a change’ for the Church

The cardinal said female deacons were a possibility, though

Cardinal McCarrick removed from public ministry after abuse allegation

The Holy See removed the former Archbishop of Washington from ministry over alleged abuse of a teen almost 50 years ago

Pope Francis condemns Trump administration’s migrant family-separation policy

The Pope backed US bishops’ statements that called the policy ‘immoral’

Young adults worldwide less religious than older adults, Pew report says

However, more religious populations are growing faster

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Young people divided on sexuality and gender, pre-synod document says

The ‘instrumentum laboris’ is also the first major Vatican document to use the term ‘LGBT’

Relic found in bin given to Westminster Cathedral

A bone of Pope St Clement that was discovered in a bin has been handed to Westminster Cathedral

How America’s debate on migrant children got religious

Bishops and officials are using bible verses to argue over US immigration policy

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Pope Francis met brother of Chilean abuser priest

The brother of Fr Karadima said the Pope expressed his sorrow at the pain the family had endured

Critics plan rival conference to World Meeting of Families in Dublin

The parallel conference will feature Bishop Athanasius Schneider and Cardinal Burke

Christian law school loses religious freedom fight at Canadian Supreme Court

Canada’s Supreme Court ruled that the school could be denied accreditation because of its religious views


Why is Rome sidelining the Ukrainian Catholics?

Recent events show growing resentment within the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church

Even the most saintly Catholic families have their problems

Don’t be put off by extraordinary examples of holy families. They had plenty of troubles too.

Australia must realise: priests will never break the seal of the confessional

If the Australian state wants to make martyrs over the seal, it will find plenty of candidates

Popular devotions are back

As a new generation a priests revive beauty, the Church is undergoing a restoration

Why 1 in 10 new priests in the US come from homeschooling families

The number is staggering, considering there is only one homeschooler for every 20 students in Catholic schools

How one man gave up spirituality for the sake of real religion

Tyler Blanski writes of a journey from indifference to Catholicism

The Catholic who painted Thatcher, the Queen and two popes

Michael Noakes, who has died aged 84, had a great interest in people, and it showed in his art

Does Leo Varadkar want to close all of Ireland’s Catholic hospitals?

If Varadkar forces them to perform abortions, they cannot stay Catholic

Italy is now governed by rosary-wielding populists – but will it last?

Can the coalition between the Catholic-friendly Lega and the socially liberal Five Star survive?

The mutant ideology that’s driving MPs to impose abortion on Northern Ireland

The ‘alt-liberals’ are all-knowing, self-regarding and autocratic

The Catholic visionary who founded the World Cup

Inspired by Pope Leo XIII, Jules Rimet created a tournament that brought warring nations together