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Fr. Matthew Charlesworth, S.J.

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Church abandoned the little ones, says shamed Pope Francis

The past few weeks have dealt us with overwhelming revelations of deplorable acts of clergy sexual abuse in the Catholic Church, as uncovered by US investigators and extensively covered in the world media. Ricardo da Silva SJ takes a close look at the letter from Pope Francis in which the head of the Catholic Church accepts blame and culpability for the greatest crimes committed by its leaders. 

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Church changes Catechism – death penalty is “inadmissible”

In a letter to bishops from the Prefect of the Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith, Cardinal Luis Ladaria, it was announced yesterday on the Feast of St Alphonsus Liguori, that the Church has recognised a development in understanding and protecting the dignity of all human life. Consequently, Pope Francis has ordered that a paragraph of the Catechism of the Catholic Church be revised to explicitly ban all forms of the death penalty and to encourage Catholics to promote […]

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