UK Catholics

Lessons from the British-Irish Parliamentary Assembly

Gary Kent | Posted 31.10.2013 | UK Politics
Gary Kent

Ireland gained its independence and was partitioned, with Northern Ireland remaining within the United Kingdom, at about the same time as the Kurds were incorporated into modern Iraq nearly a century ago.

What Should The Pope Wear Next?

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 17.10.2013 | UK

The Pope doesn't care about offbeat headwear - it's part of his job. Yet Francis, who has already proved he's not your traditional Vicar of Christ on ...

PHOTOS: Christians Around The World Mark Good Friday

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.05.2013 | UK

Christians around the world have held dawns ceremonies and church services to remember the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. In Indonesia some Roman Ca...

'We Are Brothers' (PICTURES)

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 23.03.2013 | UK

In a historic meeting, Pope Francis has paid a visit to Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, with the new Pope telling his predecessor "we are brothers". Th...

A Limo And A Helicopter - The Pope Signs Off In Style

The Huffington Post UK | Tom Moseley | Posted 28.02.2013 | UK

Pope Benedict XVI has signed off in style, with a James Bond-esque getaway from the Vatican. The 85-year-old hopped in a limousine before boarding ...

God's Not Happy

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 13.02.2013 | UK

The resignation of Pope Benedict XVI came like "a bolt from the blue", according to the dean of the College of Cardinals, Angelo Sodano. And it was...

From Hitler Youth To 'Vatileaks', 7 Controversies To Hit Benedict's Papacy

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 11.02.2013 | UK

Pope Benedict XVI's eight years as head of the Catholic Church have been exhausting ones, with the pontiff citing in his resignation statement that hi...

Pope Benedict XVI To Resign 'For Health Reasons'

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 11.02.2013 | UK

Pope Benedict XVI is to resign at the end of this month, the Vatican has confirmed, stating that his ailing health means he can no longer meet the cha...

Catholic School Leaders Face Sack

PA | Posted 01.02.2013 | UK

Catholic school governors and leaders who are gay, remarry or live with a partner could face the sack or disciplinary action, according to new advice ...

British Bishop Fined For Holocaust Denial

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 18.01.2013 | UK

A British bishop has been fined by a German court after a re-trial for denying the Holocaust, after he told a Swedish TV station based in Germany that...

'Soho Masses' For Gay Catholics To End

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Gay masses in Soho are to be cancelled, according to the Archbishop of Westminster Vincent Nichols, head of the Catholic Church in England and Wales. ...

Defending Jimmy Savile

Scott Capurro | Posted 15.02.2013 | UK Comedy
Scott Capurro

Why is Savile being crucified for most men's slightly groping, misplaced, but ultimately harmless affections? What's in a peck on the cheek, other than a potential tongue? Isn't a hand on the knee just a simpler way of saying 'me likey'?

Shia Muslims Mark Martyrdom Of Prophet Muhammad's Grandson With Mass Flagellation Ceremony (GRAPHIC PICTURES)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 26.11.2012 | UK

Devout Muslims in India have mourned the martyrdom of the Prophet Muhammad's grandson with a solemn mass flagellation ceremony. The ritual is know...

Drunken Herds, Illegal Photography, People Crushed..

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 01.10.2012 | UK

Drunken hoards of rowdy tourists have made Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel an "unimaginable mess" and access to the artwork should be restricted, an Ita...

BNP Leader Investigated After Calling Catholics 'Fenians' - But It's Simply An Unvarnished Version Of What Many Loyalists Think

Adam McGibbon | Posted 30.11.2012 | UK Politics
Adam McGibbon

The word 'fenian' has long been a sectarian term of abuse for Catholics in Northern Ireland. Its use is deemed to be increasingly shocking amongst many. It is a word stuffed with history, hardened down the ages.

Jeff Bethke Interview: 'Jesus would go to Skid Row'

Jake Hanrahan | Posted 03.07.2012 | UK
Jake Hanrahan

When airing his beliefs that Jesus was on a crusade to actually fight against organised religion as opposed to championing it, spoken word poet Jeff Bethke caused controversy amongst both atheists and church goers alike.

Priest Who Showed Gay Porn At School Meeting 'Has Laptop Stolen'

The Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 13.04.2012 | UK Universities & Education

The investigation into the Northern Irish Priest, who accidentally projected a series of pornographic gay images to a group of parents at a primary sc...

Priest Shows Gay Porn During Primary School Presentation

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 03.04.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Parents got more than they bargained for when a presentation given by a priest at a primary school included some rather raunchy slides - of gay porn. ...

Gove Calls For Cap On Catholics

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 30.03.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Michael Gove has supported a cap on Catholic pupils at a new school due to be opened, despite other faith schools existing with no intake limit. Co...

NI First Minister Calls For Catholics And Protestants To Unite

PA | Posted 26.11.2011 | UK Politics

Northern Ireland's First Minister has called for Catholics and Protestants to unite to end sectarian division. Combining education services and pro...

Five Arrested In Police Murder Investigation

AP | Posted 24.09.2011 | UK Politics

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- Five men have been arrested by detectives investigating the murder of a policeman who was blown up by dissident republicans in No...