Tag: Religion

Catholic Church cover-up of sex abuse linked to secret gay culture in Vatican, book claims on eve of papal summit

Catholic Church cover-up of sex abuse linked to secret gay culture in Vatican, book claims on eve of papal summit

Decades of sex abuse cover-ups within the Catholic Church are intrinsically linked to the fact that so many cardinals, bishops and priests are gay ...
What is anti-Semitism, how is it defined and where does hostility to Jews come from?

What is anti-Semitism, how is it defined and where does hostility to Jews come from?

JEWISH people have faced hatred and persecution for centuries – culminating in the murder of six million in the Holocaust. More recently ther ...
Unholy row in Italy after education ministry offers teachers exorcism courses

Unholy row in Italy after education ministry offers teachers exorcism courses

Teachers, especially those who teach religion, will be lectured about “the peculiar aspects of exorcism and prayers of liberation” and learn how t ...
British cardinal John Henry Newman to be made a saint after Pope recognises miracle

British cardinal John Henry Newman to be made a saint after Pope recognises miracle

Pope Francis has approved a miracle needed to make Cardinal John Henry Newman, a prominent Anglican convert to Catholicism, a saint, the Vatican a ...
Exorcisms by the Lutheran Intercessors in Nigeria, in pictures

Exorcisms by the Lutheran Intercessors in Nigeria, in pictures

Exorcisms by the Lutheran Intercessors in Nigeria, in pictures ...
Ash Wednesday and Lent 2019: Why we use 40 days to test our willpower

Ash Wednesday and Lent 2019: Why we use 40 days to test our willpower

While it may still feel like we are in the cold, gloomy depths of winter, the days are slowly getting longer heralding the imminent arrival of  ...
Jehovah's Witness in Russia sentenced to six years amid crackdown

Jehovah's Witness in Russia sentenced to six years amid crackdown

A Russian court has given a six-year prison sentence to a Danish Jehovah's Witness, the first member to be convicted since the pacifist Christian ...
St David's Day 2019: Medieval miracles, Regimental Goats and how leeks became Welsh symbols

St David's Day 2019: Medieval miracles, Regimental Goats and how leeks became Welsh symbols

St David's Day is nearly here, with daffodils beginning to bloom and celebrations in honour of the Welsh figure set to take place. Recognised ...
Meghan Markle’s ‘close relationship with God’ helps her cope with her ‘very isolating’ royal lifestyle, pals claim

Meghan Markle’s ‘close relationship with God’ helps her cope with her ‘very isolating’ royal lifestyle, pals claim

MEGHAN Markle has made a number of changes since joining the Royal family, including reportedly being baptised and confirmed into the Church of Eng ...
Boy Erased never feels preachy and chooses character over caricature

Boy Erased never feels preachy and chooses character over caricature

THIS week’s true story. Jared (Lucas Hedges) is the 19 year old son of a pastor in a narrow-minded and devoutly religious town, who after a brutal ...
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