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Vatican Shelves ‘unpopular’ Condom Study

Edward Pentin’s Vatican Notebook he Vatican has ceased working on a long-anticipated study of condoms and Aids, saying that “nothing serious” has been done on the project.......

Brazilian Government Drops Support For Legal Abortion

THE BRAZILIAN government has agreed to change the wording on abortion in its human rights plan. A spokesman for the bishops’ conference said Human Rights Secretary Paulo de......

New Catholic Magazine For France

A FREE CATHOLIC magazine has been launched in France in what editors describe as an attempt to “meet the great spiritual expectations” in contemporary society. The magazine’s......

Italy Appeals Crucifix Ban

THE ITALIAN government is appealing against a November ruling by the European Court of Human Rights that crucifixes in public school classrooms are a violation of religious......

Priest Initiates Fingerprinting

A POLISH priest has installed an electronic reader in his church for schoolchildren to leave their fingerprints to monitor their attendance at Mass, according to the Gazeta......

Cause Of Venezuelan Mystic Opens

THE CAUSE has been formally opened for Maria Esperanza Medrano de Bianchini, a Venezuelan woman believed to have seen 31 apparitions of Mary. Bishop Paul Bootkoski of Metuchen,......

Marriage Protects Children, Says Pope

BY NICK PISA IN ROME POPE BENEDICT XVI has said that the best way to protect children is through a sound marriage. He made the remark as he addressed the annual plenary meeting......

Cardinal Kasper Proposes An ‘ecumenical Catechism’

BY CINDY WOODEN A VATICAN official has floated the idea of a shared “ecumenical catechism” as one of the potential fruits of 40 years of dialogue among Catholics, Anglicans,......

Cardinal Advises Against Excessive Self-mortification

BY CINDY WOODEN IN ROME EXPERTS in spirituality have said that self-mortification is part of the Christian tradition but should be done in moderation and under the guidance of a......

Christian Party Deserts Faith Ethos

BY STAFF REPORTER GERMAN CHURCH leaders have criticised Chancellor Angela Merkel’s governing Christian Democratic Union for moving away from its Christian ethos. In an interview......