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Mitigate global warming, spare further injustice to poor, pope says

From THE TABLET, 14 June 2019 Faced with a climate emergency, the world must act immediately to mitigate global warming and avoid committing "a brutal act of injustice" on the poor and future generations, Pope Francis told a group of energy and oil executives and global investors. "Time is running out! Deliberations must go beyond…

Christ died for ‘many’ or for ‘all’?

From the editor, 'Pray Tell': Avvenire, the daily newspaper of the Italian bishops’ conference, reports that the revised translation of the missal for Italy has been approved by Pope Francis. At the bishops’ most recent general assembly, conference president Cardinal Gualtiero Bassetti announced that Francis authorized the publication of the  revised translation of the third edition of the Messale…

‘Lead us not into temptation’ falls out of Lord’s Prayer

From Christopher Lamb in THE TABLET, 6 June 2019 Pope Francis has approved a revised translation of The Lord’s prayer which will no longer say “lead us not into temptation” but instead reads “do not let us fall/be abandoned to temptation”. It is part of a revised translation of the Roman Missal for Italy. The…

Catholic education battling ‘immense tide’ of ignorance and indifference

By Liz Dodd in The Tablet, 31 May 2019 Ruth Kelly pictured at St Mary's University, Twickenham Catholic schools and universities are kept from their task of moral formation by the “immense” theological illiteracy of British society, former education minister Ruth Kelly has said. Kelly, Pro Vice-Chancellor at St Mary's University, Twickenham, told a prize-giving…