Posts Tagged ‘conservatives’

Third of NZers would consider voting for a conservative or Christian party

Thursday, June 20th, 2019

A third of New Zealand would consider voting for a party with Christian or conservative values at the 2020 election, the latest 1 NEWS Colmar Brunton poll reveals. Of those polled, 58 per cent said they would not consider voting for a Christian or conservative party, 33 per cent said they would consider it and Read more

South African cardinal dislikes conservative/liberal labels

Tuesday, September 29th, 2015

A South African cardinal has objected to people trying to pigeonhole synod fathers as conservatives and liberals. Writing in the Catholic Herald, Cardinal Wilfred Napier stated: “I am never at ease where people are busy fitting everyone into one or other pigeonhole, camp or category in order to predetermine what they are going to say Read more

Irish bishops back seminarians deemed too conservative

Tuesday, July 7th, 2015

Several Irish bishops have reportedly intervened after seminarians were allegedly asked to leave their studies because they were too conservative. The Irish Catholic understands that out of 10 diocesan seminarians from Maynooth due to return at the end of their pastoral year, six were recommended to take “time out”. But the newspaper pointed to claims Read more

Not all Catholics happy with Pope Francis

Friday, November 15th, 2013

When Pope Francis was elected in March, Bridget Kurt received a small prayer card with his picture at her church and put it up on her refrigerator at home, next to pictures of her friends and her favourite saints. She is a regular attender of Mass, a longtime stalwart in her church’s anti-abortion movement and Read more

Pope’s off-the-cuff remarks perplex conservatives

Friday, October 25th, 2013

Perplexed by Pope Francis’s habit of making off-the-cuff remarks, many conservatives in the United States are openly questioning his statements. “Behind the growing scepticism is the fear in some quarters that Francis’s all-embracing style and spontaneous speech, so open as it is to interpretation, are undoing decades of Church efforts to speak clearly on Catholic Read more