A Fidelity that Rebels: Lessons from the Movie Whale Rider

A Fidelity that Rebels: Lessons from the Movie Whale Rider

Paulson Veliyannoor, CMF - Madrid Forge Centre - Church Issues

Local churches in several countries are courting their own problems. There are clamours for reforms from within and without. Specifically referring to some of the latest scandals within the Church in India, the author discusses the thorny issue of obedience, especially religious obedience.

Cafod criticises report calling for massive overseas aid cuts

Cafod criticises report calling for massive overseas aid cuts

Ruth Gledhill - The Tablet - World Issues

The Catholic Church's aid agency Cafod has criticised a report calling for a multi-billion pound cut in the UK's overseas aid budget. The report, "Global Britain: A Blueprint for the 21st Century", with a foreword by former Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, argues among other things for the closure of the Department for International Development.

Celibacy - A Personal Apology

Celibacy - A Personal Apology

Ron Rolheiser, OMI - Articles

As a vowed, religious celibate I’m very conscious that today celibacy, whether lived out in a religious commitment or in other circumstances, is suspect, under siege, and is offering too little by way of a helpful apologia to its critics.

Cardinal says new 'season' could come after abuse crisis

Cardinal says new 'season' could come after abuse crisis

Rhina Guidos, CNS - The Tablet - Articles

The crisis is of great importance and bishops should think about those in pews who are "gradually falling away." "We need to understand people's love for the church is greatly affected," he said. "We better fix it or we’re going to lose the next generation of Catholics."

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