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Church against the government over inhumane deportation of Filipino migrants

August 29, 2013 · 

Tokyo (AsiaNews via CNUA) Japanese bishops accuse the Japanese government of “inhumane” behaviour towards Filipino migrants forcibly deported because they lacked proper papers. “We question and oppose the forced mass deportation of the 75 undocumented Filipino migrants because we found that their human rights were violated and their welfare was disregarded,” said the Catholic Commission […]

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New book alleges indiscretions in the Philippine Church

June 13, 2013 · 

 June 11, 2013 Author Aries Rufo at the book launch A book launched on Friday is set to send shockwaves through the Philippines Church, with serious allegations about the behavior of bishops and clergy. “Altar of Secrets: Sex, Politics, and Money in the Philippine Catholic Church,” describes an institution cloaked in secrecy. It claims that […]

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Philippine bishops accused of abuse cover-up

June 10, 2013 · 

 June 4, 2013Catholic bishops in the Philippines are covering up “rampant sexual abuse of children by the clergy,” said a missionary priest who has been working with prostituted children for the past four decades. “We have these bishops who have been covering up so much of this abuse, and we know that it is still […]

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WOMEN DEACONS IN THE PARISH? WHY NOT?

May 7, 2013 · 

OPINION : Thinking the unthinkable (The Tablet via CNUA) Under its new Pope, the Catholic Church begins to feel like an animal that has emerged from winter hibernation, blinking in the sunlight and looking for pastures new. From around the world the signs of this reawakening are becoming visible. For instance, some German bishops are […]

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OUR HEARTS ARE TROUBLED, OUR FAITH IS CHALLENGED

April 16, 2013 · 

By Fr. Shay Cullen Readers frequently share their comments and opinions, their problems and troubles about many things including the challenge to their faith. Before the resignation of Pope Benedict and the election of Pope Francis I received the letter below. Dear Fr. Shay, I would really appreciate your help. At the moment I feel […]

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Irish bishops react to expert report, says abortion 'gravely immoral'

December 10, 2012 ·  , John Malhotra Friday, 7 December 2012, 14:56 (IST)

The Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference on Wednesday replied to the report of the expert group on abortion saying it is “gravely immoral” and the Church considers right to life as the most fundamental of all rights. The expert group’s report came amid the controversy over Indian dentist Savita Halappanavar’s death after she was denied abortion […]

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International Eucharistic Congress opens in Dublin

June 11, 2012 ·  By CWN, catholicculture.org

The 50th International Eucharistic Congress opened in Dublin on June 10 with an address by Archbishop Diarmuid Martin and a Mass in a sports stadium, the RDS Arena.

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CBCP condemns radioman’s slay

May 10, 2012 ·  By Jocelyn R. Uy, Philippine Daily Inquirer

MANILA, Philippines – The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) Wednesday condemned the murder of a Catholic radio reporter in Davao Oriental on Tuesday and urged government authorities to look into the incident, the third to occur against a member of the media in a span of 15 days. Nestor Libaton, a reporter of […]

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Medics’ sex abuse may top Church scandals

March 7, 2012 ·  By Evelyn Ring

The scale of sexual abuse by medical practitioners against patients could be far worse than scandals that rocked the Catholic Church, it was claimed yesterday. Dignity 4 Patients, which supports more than 250 alleged victims, has demanded a state inquiry into patient abuse after allegations were made against consultants, doctors and nurses from all over […]

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Clerical Abuse of Children Must Be Rooted Out

March 1, 2012 ·  By Fr. Shay Cullen

The conference recently held at the Vatican’s Gregorian University brought together cardinals, bishops, priests from over 100 countries and the heads of thirty-three religious orders to tackle the sexual abuse of children by catholic priests.

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