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Caritas Salford have appointed a full-time officer to help parishes sponsor a refugee

The cardinal said that it would be ‘shocking’ if the Government abandoned its moral duty

Bishop Egan said priests had asked whether they should obey the Pope or their bishop

The Home Office has invited community groups to integrate refugees – but so far only two groups have joined the scheme

The Confraternities of Catholic Clergy said the dubia would help to clear up confusion

The country has become a bastion of doctrinal traditionalism. Its traumatic history may be part of the explanation

The Church has always taught that moral absolutes are necessary to the formation of conscience

The bishops say that avoiding sex may be ‘humanly impossible’

The knights who won’t retreat

Vatican officials have mounted an extraordinary challenge to the ancient Order of Malta. But what is the row really about?

The film handles questions of sin, doctrine and mercy which are at the heart of today’s controversies