UK Catholicism

Reaction To Jacob Rees-Mogg's Views 'Show Contrast In Media Portrayal Of Christians Versus Muslims'

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 11.09.2017 | UK

Jacob Rees-Mogg’s “extremist” views on abortion and gay marriage are more palatable because he is a white, Catholic politician who is part of th...

Memo From The Pope: The Body Of Christ CANNOT Be Gluten Free

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 10.07.2017 | UK

The Vatican has ruled that bread used to celebrate the Eucharist during Roman Catholic Mass must not be gluten free. In a memo sent at the behest of P...

Top Vatican Cardinal George Pell Ordered To Appear In Australian Court On Sex Charges

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 29.06.2017 | UK

One of the world’s top Catholic officials, Cardinal George Pell, has been charged over “multiple” historical sex offences, police announced on T...

New BBC Three Documentary Explores The Dilemma Of Sexuality And Religion

The Huffington Post | Ashley Percival | Posted 25.05.2017 | UK Entertainment

For many LGBT+ people of faith, their religion can often feel at odds with their sexuality, but a new BBC Three documentary is set to explore whether ...

The Pope's Reaction To A Child Stealing His Hat Was Excellent

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 22.03.2017 | UK

As Pope you have to deal with a variety of annoyances - have you seen the outfits the poor guy has to wear? But it’s not often the leader of the glo...

Pope Francis Has Made Some Rather Cryptic Remarks About Donald Trump

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 23.01.2017 | UK

Pope Francis has given an interview containing some coy remarks about the new American president. The head of the Catholic Church stated he plans to ...

Materialism Has Taken Us Hostage This Christmas Warns Pope Francis

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 25.12.2016 | UK

Pope Francis has called for the faithful to not get caught up in the commercialisation of Christmas - “when we are concerned for gifts but cold towa...

Towards The "Poorest Of The Poor"

Luca Badetti | Posted 05.09.2017 | UK
Luca Badetti

The legacy of Mother Teresa, born Anjezë Gonxhe Bojaxhiu in 1910 in present-day Macedonia, still lives throughout the world and her image is a source of encouragement and inspiration for many, but also of skepticism and criticism for some. There is a simplicity of service towards the poor that can be learned from her example, without having to idolize her.

The Pope Calls On Catholic Leaders Not To Allow Executions This Year

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 21.02.2016 | UK

The Pope has called on Catholic leaders not to allow executions this year and said that he hopes that ultimately the death penalty will be abolished. ...

Christians Must Stand Up For Their Faith, Urges Chief Schools Inspector

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 29.01.2016 | UK

Christians in the UK must stand up for their faith, the chief inspector of schools has urged. Sir Michael Wilshaw said that it has never been more ...

The Pope Is So Unimpressed With Hypocritical Christians He's Written A Book About It

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 10.01.2016 | UK

Pope Francis has hit out at hypocritical Christians in his new book, saying that mercy is more important than doctrine, and those who judge others are...

Mother Teresa Has Had A Second 'Miracle' Recognised

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 18.12.2015 | UK

Mother Teresa is set to become a saint after the Vatican attributed a second miracle to her. What is a miracle? Theoretically miracles can be an...

Catholic Hospital Won't Operate On This Pregnant Woman Because Of Religion

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 15.10.2015 | UK

A Catholic hospital has refused to operate on a pregnant woman with a life-threatening brain tumor on religious grounds. Her doctor told Jessica M...

Paul Waugh

Andy Burnham Interview: Part 2 | Paul Waugh | Posted 10.08.2015 | UK Politics

Andy Burnham is still the bookies' favourite in the Labour leadership race, despite the Corbyn 'surge'. As the contest enters its final furlongs, the ...

Hilarious Parody Of Catholic Vote Video Proves That Humour Beats Ignorance Every Time

The Huffington Post UK | Sophie Brown | Posted 03.07.2015 | UK Comedy

A hilarious parody of Catholic Vote's controversial 'Not Alone' video has emerged and it is EVERYTHING. The original video by the 'conservative, n...

Catholic Priest Warns Of ‘Playing With Demons' In #CharlieCharlieChallenge

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 26.05.2015 | UK

A Catholic Priest has issued a warning against communicating with “demons” as a social media craze goes viral. The Charlie Charlie Challenge ...

It's Our Understanding of Redemption That Needs Redeeming This Easter

Sophie Dodgeon | Posted 02.06.2015 | UK
Sophie Dodgeon

This Easter Christians have an opportunity to reflect on the message of Christ's redemption and commit to putting their faith into action by tackling the injustices that keep many millions of people from a life lived in all its fullness. In the past, people of faith have been seminal in bringing about social change.

Keep Your Faith To Yourself At Work, Employees Told

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 12.03.2015 | UK

Religious employees feel under pressure to keep their beliefs hidden at work, with Christians regarded as bigots and Jews and Muslims finding it awkwa...

Vatican Ignores Gay And Lesbian VIPs

AP/The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 18.02.2015 | UK

In a startlingly progressive move, the Vatican gave a group of American gay and lesbian Catholics VIP seats at Pope Francis’ weekly general audience...

Is It Long Overdue We Put Saint Valentine's Day "In the Corner"?

Tom Conrad | Posted 14.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Tom Conrad

Nowadays we send one another over-priced confectionery, bits of cherub encrusted tat through the letter box, or limp decapitated flowers. Writing cards still persists, though once again the cards are ordinarily sent to someone in the office (someone we have a guy or girlboner for).

Lefty Pope Heads To Congress

AP/The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 05.02.2015 | UK Politics

NEW YORK -- Pope Francis will address a joint meeting of the US House and Senate on September 24, becoming the first pontiff to do so, House Speaker J...

So We Don't Have to Be 'Like Rabbits'. Phew.

Sally Fraser | Posted 23.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sally Fraser

We had been told about Natural Family Planning at marriage preparation but it was all a bit disgusting, (its not just dates and calendars you know, there is a big emphasis on mucous, its grim) and frankly I don't see the point.

Why I Hate Religion And You Should Too

Jake Warren | Posted 03.03.2015 | UK
Jake Warren

I choose to my put my faith in humanity, I don't feel the need for a creator to make sense of the world whether he takes an active interest or not. For me the trick is to be content in the not knowing bit, I don't know and I probably never will categorically know...

Sara C Nelson

'I Believe In The Catholic Church And In The Women I Work With' | Sara C Nelson | Posted 20.11.2014 | UK

Throughout November, The Huffington Post UK is running its Beyond Belief series, chronicling the remarkable lives of Britons who've taken on their fai...

Terminally Ill Brittany Maynard's Decision To End Her Own Life Was 'Reprehensible'

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 05.11.2014 | UK

A Vatican official has described the assisted suicide of a woman suffering from terminal brain cancer as “reprehensible”. Newlywed Brittany Ma...