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  • US parishes win Vatican appeal

    US parishes win Vatican appeal

    The Vatican has ruled that the Massachusetts diocese of Springfield did not adequately justify its decision to close three churches.

    February 16, 2011
  • German theologians sign up to open letter

    German theologians sign up to open letter

    Over 200 German-speaking theologians have now signed an open letter calling for married priests and “women in Church ministry”.

    February 16, 2011
  • Protest failure may cost Egyptian church

    Protest failure may cost Egyptian church

    Two priests with close links to Egypt have told the Catholic Herald that they fear the Egyptian Catholic Church may have lost credibility over its failure to back the protests that led to the resignation of President Hosni Mubarak.

    February 15, 2011
  • Children are key to poverty eradication

    Children are key to poverty eradication

    The Holy See delegate to the United Nations, Archbishop Francis Chullikatt has called on nations to “invest in children” as part of the solution to poverty eradication.

    February 15, 2011
  • JRS lauds Cambodian refugee centre closure

    JRS lauds Cambodian refugee centre closure

    The Jesuit Refugee Service has welcomed the closure of a United Nations refugee centre in Cambodia on government orders.

    February 15, 2011
  • Australian uni offers year’s parental leave

    Australian uni offers year’s parental leave

    The Australian Catholic University is set to introduce 40 weeks’ paid leave to new mothers and fathers at 60 per cent of their normal pay – on top of the 12 weeks’ maternity leave on full pay for women and three weeks for men it already provides.

    February 15, 2011
  • World priest numbers continue to rise

    World priest numbers continue to rise

    The number of Catholic priests in the world has increased consistently over the past decade and the 'relative superabundance' of priests in Europe and North America has begun to attenuate, the Vatican said.

    February 14, 2011
  • Egypt in the wake of Mubarak’s departure

    Egypt in the wake of Mubarak’s departure

    Egyptians were left feeling angry, frustrated and uncertain with the country’s fluctuating political situation, a Catholic priest told the Catholic News Service just minutes before the resignation of President Hosni Mubarak was announced.

    February 14, 2011
  • Greek Catholic Cardinal retires

    Greek Catholic Cardinal retires

    Pope Benedict has accepted the resignation of Cardinal Lubomyr Husar, the Patriarch of Kyiv-Halych and Head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church.

    February 14, 2011
  • Catholic nurses face conscience obstacles

    Catholic nurses face conscience obstacles

    Pro-life nurses are facing greater restrictions on their ability to act according to their consciences, the president of an international Catholic nursing association said last week.

    February 14, 2011

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