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Cristina Odone is creating a network of support for parents

Cristina Odone is creating a network of support for parents

by: Peter Stanford - The Tablet in Activities,

Cristina Odone is reinventing herself with an initiative creating a network of support for parents. Odone will, from Sep-tember, be piloting a scheme in Surrey with 400 parents, where existing 12-week courses will segue into self-help groups run by a facilitator, supported by written materials that the think tank has prepared. If the trial works, the plan is to roll it out nationwide.

Step back from the hard brexit brink

Step back from the hard brexit brink

by: The Tablet - June 9, 2017 in Articles,

This general election campaign was supposed to be about Britain leaving the European Union – Brexit – but was instead dominated by security issues, where Theresa May’s Government had a lot of explaining to do. Now Brexit looms large, with the opening negotiations only days away. Yet for all the talk, the issues are not much clearer.  

 The Tablet Interview - Once a Catholic...

The Tablet Interview - Once a Catholic...

by: Peter Stanford - The Tablet in Articles,

The Tablet Interview - Once a Catholic... screenwriter and renowned TV producer Jimmy Mc­Govern talks to Peter Stanford. He might have lost his faith, but as the Liverpudlian scriptwriter tells Peter Stanford, his stories reflect a deep and sympathetic fascination with Catholicism. 

Papal surprise: Laos gets its first cardinal

Papal surprise: Laos gets its first cardinal

by: ucanews.com reporter, Bangkok in Activities,

Bishop Ling, 73, is an ethnic Khamu, a hill tribe from northern Laos and southern China.  In 2000, Pope John Paul made him apostolic vicar of Pakse in southern Laos. Catholics in Laos told ucanews.com that Bishop Ling is both diligent and kind to the local community. As head of Pakse Vicariate, Bishop Ling has taken a keen interest in environmental issues, opposing the rapid deforestation by well-connected companies that pushed villagers from their land and created a spiral of social problems.

When Does Fatih Disappear?

When Does Fatih Disappear?

by: Ron Rolheiser in Articles,

How is belief different from faith? In normal, everyday parlance to say that we believe something to be true means that we are able to square that truth with our imagination, that is, we are able to somehow circumscribe it imaginatively so that it makes sense to us.

A theology in dialogue

A theology in dialogue

by: Céline Hoyeau - La Croix International in Articles,

“In a highly secularized country, theology has a capacity to listen to contemporary requests and to enter into dialogue with society,” he says, noting the academic exchanges between theologians and specialists in other discipline.

Bishops of Europe meet Pope Francis in Rome

Bishops of Europe meet Pope Francis in Rome

by: Nicolas Senèze - La Croix International in Activities,

The new CCEE leadership group, which was elected in October 2016, is planning to focus on “the issue of secularization, which presses us towards a renewed evangelization of our Churches and our countries", explained Cardinal Bagnasco.

“The Church in Europe believes deeply in the European continent,” he said. Youth issues were also raised as part of a symposium organized by the CCEE in preparation for the Synod on Young People.

Philippine ban on rosaries in vehicles draws ire

Philippine ban on rosaries in vehicles draws ire

by: UCA News in Activities,

"The LTFRB is absolutely missing the point by prohibiting the display of small religious images in cars," said Father Secillano, executive secretary of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines' permanent committee on public affairs.

 Jesuits sell prime London Heythrop site to a developer

Jesuits sell prime London Heythrop site to a developer

by: Carina Murphy - The Tablet in Activities,

Heythrop College, the 400-year-old Jesuit-run institution in London which specialises in theology and philosophy, has been sold. The Society of Jesus this week confirmed the sale of the premises and the 2.7 acre site in Kensington Square, West London to property developer Jonathan Sanderson, reportedly for over £100 million. 

'Monks have been involved in politics throughout history'

'Monks have been involved in politics throughout history'

by: Margaret Hebblethwaite - The Tablet in Articles,
“Monks have been involved in politics throughout history,” said Vázquez, in an interview with Religion Digital. “St Bernard, who is the teacher of the Cistercian order, was a man who always had a lot of interest in transforming the situation so that people’s lives should be improved, and I believe that this is the desire of a monk: the monastic life in reality is a school for connecting a person with his heart, with compassion; and, in some way, politics reminds us of this.”