Posts Tagged ‘Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor’

The lobbying campaign for Pope Francis

Friday, November 28th, 2014

Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor, the former leader of the Roman Catholic Church in England and Wales, helped to orchestrate a behind-the-scenes lobbying campaign which led to the election of Pope Francis, a new biography claims. The choice of the largely unknown Argentine cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio as head of the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics came as a Read more

Off to Confession – hooray!

Tuesday, March 4th, 2014

There have been calls from some quarters to reform Confession, and a recent Tablet article listed many reasons why Catholics said they had stopped going. Even a cardinal, Cormac Murphy-O’Connor, has called for “proper reform to the sacrament” – an idea Pope Francis has signalled he does not want to look at. Recently I came Read more

Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor: religious intolerance will wipe out Christianity

Thursday, May 24th, 2012

The cardinal mounted a critical attack on atheism and its attitude to those with religious beliefs, warning: “In the name of tolerance it seems to me tolerance is being abolished.” “No one is forced to be a Christian. But no one should be forced to live according to the new secular religion as if it Read more