Mon 1st Sep 2014 | Last updated: Mon 1st Sep 2014 at 15:21pm

Facebook Logo Twitter Logo RSS Logo
Hot Topics

Comment & Blogs

Morning Catholic must-reads: 03/04/14

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

By on Thursday, 3 April 2014

Nicolas Maduro meets Church leaders in this 2013 file photograph (AP)

Nicolas Maduro meets Church leaders in this 2013 file photograph (AP)

Venezuela’s bishops have accused president Nicolás Maduro of creating a “totalitarian-style” government.

Belfast City Council has voted to invite Pope Francis to Northern Ireland.

Zambian president Michael Sata has reportedly threatened to “sort out” a Catholic bishop who allowed activists seeking a new constitution to meet on Church property.

Catholics and Muslims are fasting and praying together for two Pakistani Christians accused of blasphemy.

Francis may be “far more radical than John XXIII”, Irish Redemptorist Fr Tony Flannery has said.

Isabella Moyer wonders what Pope Francis “really thinks” about the double papal canonisation this month.

And Ignatius Press founder Fr Joseph Fessio SJ explains why he has launched an “anti-blog”.

Follow me on Twitter @lukecoppen for updates throughout the day.

COMMENT POLICY

The Catholic Herald comment guidelines
At The Catholic Herald we want our articles to provoke spirited and lively debate. We also want to ensure the discussions hosted on our website are carried out in civil terms.

All commenters are therefore politely asked to ensure that their posts respond directly to points raised in the particular article or by fellow contributors, and that all responses are respectful.

We implement a strict moderation policy and reserve the right to delete comments that we believe contravene our guidelines. Here are a few key things to bear in mind when com
menting…

Do not make personal attacks on writers or fellow commenters – respond only to their arguments.
Comments that are deemed offensive, aggressive or off topic will be deleted.
Unsubstantiated claims and accusations about individuals or organisations will be deleted.
Keep comments concise. Comments of great length may be deleted.
We try to vet every comment, however if you would like to alert us to a particular posting please use the ‘Report’ button.

Thank you for your co-operation,
The Catholic Herald editorial team