Meeting comes as restrictions on Catholics in some parts of Vietnam are being eased
Ireland, marriage, Parliament, Pope Benedict XVI and atheists all need our prayers in 2013, says Fr Alexander Lucie-Smith.
Pope says Christians should ask: ‘What would happen if Mary and Joseph were to knock at my door?’
Benedict XVI gave annual pre-Christmas speech to the Curia today
Benedict XVI says Christians cannot collude with anything that undermines ‘noble vision of human destiny’
Athletes, authors and royals can agree that it’s the greatest job of all
Archbishop Müller says members have often ‘sacrificed a great deal to be true to their consciences’
His message: ‘Dear friends, I am pleased to get in touch with you through Twitter. Thank you for your generous response. I bless all of you from my heart.’
Catholics, said Newman, are bound by the Pope’s formal teaching. If you don’t accept that, why do you stay?