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Archbishop Bruno Forte speaks to Cardinal Péter Erdő at the synod (CNS)

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El Greco depicts hell as an animal’s mouth (c 1570s)

How did we forget about hell?

Two theologians bear much of the blame, as a new book shows

In 1970 Fr Joseph Ratzinger signed a petition that suggested the Church re-examine the obligation of priestly celibacy, according to a German newspapaer