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Gays must leave priesthood if they cannot be celibate, says Pope

By Christopher Lamb in THE TABLET, 4 December 2018 Pope Francis says he is worried about gays in the priesthood and religious life, ruling that if they cannot be celibate, they should pursue a different vocation. In remarks made during a book-length interview, Francis showed that his instincts remain that of an old-school fashioned Jesuit…

It’s time to lift the lid on rip‑off undertakers

By Edward Lucas in THE TIMES, 3 December 2018 The person involved is dead and the customer is miserable and distracted. It is a recipe for profiteering. Not before time, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) is turning its attention to the cosy backwater of Britain’s funeral industry, whose annual turnover is about £2 billion. The watchdog’s…

Everyone’s hour will come, so be prepared for Judgment Day, pope says

Everyone's life will come to an end and God will want to see what has been harvested - 'the quality of our life' From The Catholic News Service,  28 November 2018 People would be wise to think about Judgment Day and wonder what God will see when he examines their lives, Pope Francis said. "If…