Posts Tagged ‘Division’

Eucharist, sacrament of unity and source of division

Thursday, July 14th, 2022

You will know that we are Christians by our love, but you will know that we are Catholics by our fights. Sadly, one of the things Catholics fight over is the Eucharist. In his June 29 apostolic letter to the Catholic people, Pope Francis decries this division while describing the Eucharist as the sacrament of Read more

Pope calls for ways Europe can stay together after Brexit

Friday, July 1st, 2016

Pope Francis has called for the European Union to find new creative ways to stay together. This follows Britain’s planned exit from the EU. The Pope told reporters on his flight back from Armenia that it is clear “something isn’t working in this unwieldy union [the EU]”. Francis said Europe must reflect on the “air Read more

US grassroots leaders lobby Vatican ahead of Pope visit

Friday, June 12th, 2015

American community organisers and union leaders have met Vatican officials to help encourage Pope Francis address social issues when he visits the US. They are hoping Pope Francis will discuss such issues when he meets President Barack Obama and addresses the US Congress in September. The issues raised include immigration reform, economic injustice for low-wage Read more

St Andrew: A saint of division

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013

For all his ubiquity, the biblical Andrew is a shadowy figure. In one of a handful of scriptural references, he is the apostle who tells Jesus that five loaves and two fishes won’t feed 5,000 people; a miracle soon proves otherwise. Like other widely honoured saints, Andrew himself defies the laws of finitude by appealing Read more

Opinion: The face of the Church marred by divisions and rivalry

Tuesday, February 19th, 2013

As days pass since the announcement of Benedict XVI’s resignation, it becomes clear that his decision is one whose profound significance will only gradually become clear. Benedict is a teacher, a writer, a scholar, for whom words are never trivialized.  Vatican observers are listening carefully to each of his speeches, and watching every gesture and Read more

New Mass translation divides Catholics

Tuesday, February 12th, 2013

There is deep division in the Church over the new English version of the Mass, with priests and religious particularly critical, according to an online survey of 5700 Catholics conducted by the London Tablet. More than a year after the new Mass translation was introduced, 70 per cent of the clergy who responded said they Read more

Views on provocative Catholic TV station anger Detroit archdiocese

Tuesday, February 14th, 2012

As a Catholic TV station becomes increasingly popular around the world, church officials are trying to tell the public that the media outlet does not represent Catholicism.

In two public statements, the Archdiocese of Detroit has taken the unusual step of publicly criticizing Real Catholic TV, saying “that it does not have the authorization required under church law to identify or promote itself as Catholic.”

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