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The Catholic church offering free tattoos? It’s a cross I’d be happy to bear | Bidisha Mamata
A monastic group in Vienna is offering to ink followers: with its cycle of pain and regret, it’s pure Old Testament, says Observer columnist Bidisha Mamata

Bidisha Mamata

22, Mar, 2023 @12:00 PM

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‘It crucifies you every time’: the ‘crushing’ new tactic the church uses to block claims by abuse survivors
Exclusive: Strategy used to deny compensation is a ‘stark example’ of Catholic clergy prioritising the advice of lawyers over moral leadership

Christopher Knaus

21, Mar, 2023 @2:00 PM

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Pope Francis is no champion of women | Brief letters
Brief letters: The Catholic church | Spade confusion | Junior doctors’ pay | Pardon my English | T-shirt slogans

17, Mar, 2023 @5:53 PM

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Catholic church in Australia accused of using deaths of paedophile clergy to shield it from legal claims
Advocates say church is using legal manoeuvres to ‘crush the children’ that clergy abused

Christopher Knaus

14, Mar, 2023 @11:00 PM

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The Guardian view on Pope Francis 10 years on: a vital progressive voice | Editorial
Editorial: Amid toxic political currents in the west, the pontiff ‘from the ends of the earth’ has provided moral leadership beyond the church


13, Mar, 2023 @6:51 PM

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‘We still call him Giorgio’: Pope Francis decade marked by humility and change
Pontiff made his mark amid battles with a conservative faction irked by his focus on inequality, climate crisis and refugees

Angela Giuffrida in Rome

13, Mar, 2023 @10:02 AM

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Australian Catholic order accused of waiting for paedophile to die and using death to shield it from abuse claims
Marist Brothers approach in seeking to halt a survivor’s case over a clergy member’s death would be ‘absolutely perverse’, court hears

Christopher Knaus

10, Mar, 2023 @2:00 PM

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Colorado Catholic group spent millions to identify priests using gay dating apps
Catholic Laity and Clergy for Renewal reportedly spent $4m to out priests who use hookup apps and notified bishops nationwide

Gloria Oladipo

10, Mar, 2023 @8:45 AM

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Australian Catholic order argues paedophile’s death shields it from abuse claims
Marist Brothers are accused of concealing Francis Cable’s crimes for decades but say they cannot receive a fair trial because they are unable obtain a witness statement from him

Christopher Knaus

09, Mar, 2023 @2:00 PM

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Mezquita and Hagia Sophia: two sacred symbols and the culture wars that belie their complex history | Kenan Malik
World heritage monuments in Córdoba and Istanbul stand at the centre of a reductionist bid to rewrite the past

Kenan Malik

04, Mar, 2023 @7:00 PM

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Catholic church uses paedophile’s death to try to block NSW survivor’s lawsuit
Case is latest in series where church seeks to capitalise on landmark ruling that a priest’s death meant church could not receive a fair trial

Christopher Knaus

01, Mar, 2023 @2:00 PM

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Christian schools hang on for dear life to the shame of homosexuality | David Marr
When the WorldPride celebrations are over, the push to discriminate against gay teachers and kids will continue

David Marr

25, Feb, 2023 @7:00 PM

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