The abuse report is one of the world’s biggest inquiries into child abuse and has detailed tens of thousands of child victims citing an uncertainty over the exact number.
Pullman shows how science – like religion – can suffer from institutionalisation, and how a non-democratic approach can stifle the very principles on which science was founded.
The insult used to describe a person born out of wedlock and without any claim to patriarchal lineage has a past intertwined with Catholic marriage law.
The world’s media, which has in the past found Zambia uninteresting, are suddenly paying more attention to the impoverished nation, for all the wrong reasons.
The ongoing debate is a continuation of the Philippines’ long journey towards reproductive health – and its having been turned into a political and moral issue by various actors.
The apology promises to open a significant chapter for rapprochement and accountability in a country that hasn’t yet recovered from the tragedy.
A report at a royal commission into institutional abuse said 3,066 victims had received some form of compensation from a Catholic body.
Attacks have surged across the country in the past week alongside violent protests over President Joseph Kabila’s failure to step down at the end of his constitutional mandate.
China is preparing to ordain at least two new bishops before the end of the year and these appointments would have the blessing of the Vatican
Today Mother Teresa was elevated to join over 10,000 Catholic saints. Here are other priests and nuns who were canonised for their contributions in Asia.
Approaches based upon the raising of consciousness are increasingly having to confront a very powerful and, in many cases, seemingly intractable opponent: religion.
Italy is the last major Western country to legally recognise gay couples and an original draft law had to be heavily diluted due to divisions in Prime Minister Matteo Renzi’s ruling majority.
The descendants of both victims and perpetrators must realise a public apology is neither restitutive nor reparative. But by embodying the promise of future action, it can be transformative.
What will the 260-page document say about the re-integration into the Church of Catholics who divorce and remarry in civil ceremonies?
Note: this article may contain spoilers for those unfamiliar with the story. In the new movie Spotlight, there’s a wonderful scene where a reporter is seeking documents in a courthouse. The building is a dreary linoleum monument to The Way Things Are. In the scene, a recalcitrant clerk […]
Play about a nun who gives birth to a child has been performed all over the world, including in India. But the Catholic Church in India wants a new production banned