CATHOLIC NEWS OF THE WEEK . Saturday, 18 February 2017

MANILA (SE): “Let us continue to maintain safeguards against dictatorial martial law that our present constitution contains,” the president of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of The Philippines, Archbishop Socrates Villegas, said at the completion...

SYDNEY (SE): On February 6, the Catholic Church in Australia began its 21 days of shame, as the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse launched its final intensive review of the response of the Catholic Church to the crisis at a hearing in...

SEOUL (UCAN): An American student, David Sneddon, who went missing while hiking in China is believed to still be in North Korea and still alive by Choi Sung-ryong, a Seoul-based representative of the families of people abducted to North Korea.

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ROME (SE): A recent article in the Italian Jesuit journal, Civilta Cattolica, raises questions about the teaching of Pope John Paul II that women can never be ordained to the priesthood.

The publication of the article...

HIROSHIMA (SE): “One of the things that I have learned since I arrived here in Japan and during my visit to Hiroshima is that Japan has a very particular and understandable take on the whole nuclear question,” Archbishop Paul Gallagher, the secretary for...

Pyongyang twins with diocese in Bosnia

PYONGYANG (UCAN): Pyongyang diocese in...

MANILA (SE): The much vaunted peace talks between the Philippine government and the National Democratic Front of the Communist Party are now officially dead in the water.

A signature policy of the president, Rodrigo Duterte,...

WASHINGTON (SE): After being caught out telling a porky to the media on February 2 about a fictitious Bowling Green Massacre in Kentucky in support of Donald Trump’s ban on Muslims entering the United States of America (US), Kellyanne Conway, an aide to Trump,...

ATLANTA (SE): The results of a Marist Poll taken in the United States of America released on January 23 show that a slim majority of 52 per cent of respondents identify themselves as pro-choice, while 42 per cent say they are pro-life.

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ROME (SE): The city of Rome awoke on the morning of February 4 to see large, glossy posters featuring Pope Francis plastered on billboards at 40 locations around the city asking him where his compassion and mercy are in the midst of the series of persecutions he has...