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British Catholic schools remove ‘mother,’ ‘father’ from admission forms

Catholic News Service   MANCHESTER, England -- The terms "mother" and "father" will be banned from Catholic schools' admissions forms in England and Wales following a...

Benedictine abbey in England displays St. Thomas More’s hair shirt

Catholic News Service BUCKFAST, England — The hair shirt worn by St. Thomas More as he contemplated a martyr’s death in the Tower of London...

Archbishop of Canterbury: Failure of ecumenism would imprison mercy

Catholic News Service ASSISI, Italy — Churches that are not reconciled with one another weaken the experience of mercy that unites believers to God and...

A bus named Mercy: Lapsed Catholics queue up for a return...

Catholic News Service BURNLEY, England — A diocese in England is using a double-decker bus as a venue for priests to hear the confessions of...

Bishops visiting Holy Land urge peace efforts to help ‘forgotten’ Christians

Catholic News Service AMMAN, Jordan — With crises in Syria and Iraq deepening, Catholic bishops on a solidarity visit with the “forgotten” Christians of the...

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