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The SSPX founder changed the Church, but in ways he could never have imagined

Caught in the culture wars

America’s most famous Jesuit has a great gift for spiritual writing. But his polemics have helped to widen the Church’s divisions

The Benedict experiment

Five years on, his resignation is still shocking

The Catholic cyber-wars have broken out and the casualties are piling up

Liturgical squabbles, doctrinal rows, vicious public spats: the Church is once again gripped by a 1970s-style factionalism

For “progressive” Catholics, the cappa magna is – appropriately, you may think – like a red rag to a bull.

Time magazine reporting of 1978 now looks both quaint and prescient. Then, as now, everything hangs on the choice of the next pope

Pope Francis’s traditionalists

John Paul II couldn’t strike a deal that satisfied the SSPX. Nor could Benedict. Enter the unlikeliest of bridge-builders

Charity without the guilt trip

To Herald readers: a charity without chuggers needs your support

Hostility from the authorities, and apathy from its own clergy, have put the Ordinariate’s future in danger. But there could be a simple solution