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Isabella was granted the title ‘the Catholic’ by a papal bull in 1496. Her Cause was launched in 1958 in the Diocese of Valladolid, where she died in 1504

Those promoting Queen Isabella’s Cause can’t ignore the horrendous suffering she imposed on the Jewish people

Diocletian was initially impressed by St Pancras’s determination but then ordered his death

St Pancras of Rome (May 12) is invoked against cramps, false witness, headaches and perjury,

Daily Readings: May 11 – 17

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

Fourth Sunday of Easter, Acts 2:14, 36-41; Ps 23; 1 Pet 2:20-25; Jn 10:1-10 (Year A)


Print Edition: 9 May 2014

This week we report on Archbishop Mennini’s call for strong resistance to the introduction of assisted suicide in the UK and we remember Fr Mark Elvins, the well-known Catholic author, who passed away on May 1. We also bring you an exclusive piece, where we ask Bishop Philip Egan, Fr Tim Finnigan, Dr Joseph Shaw, […]

A displaced boy holds a child as he sits on a bench on a 40-acre diocesan compound in Bossangoa (CNS)

Bishop says he and three parish priests narrowly escaped being killed by Islamist rebels

Pope Francis will address the heads of the UN’s agencies amid claims that UN committees are unfairly targeting the Catholic Church   (PA)

Pope expected to urge UN to focus on its founding mission after ‘surreal’ questioning of Church record on torture

Archbishop Mennini, apostolic 
nuncio to Great Britain (Photo: Mazur)

Archbishop Mennini expresses concerns in speech to Bishops’ Conference

Cardinal Gerhard Muller, prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CNS)

Cardinal Müller criticises Leadership Conference of Women Religious for honouring criticised Catholic theologian

In 2012 there were 16.4 million baptisms, according to new figures (Photo: CNS)

Number of Catholics grew by 14 million in a year, according to newly released figures