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The denial of Communion is a supremely grave matter which raises a host of tricky questions


Even practising Catholics have lost a sense of sin

But the Angelic Doctor also made a serious point about the danger of using analogies to speak of God

The way Vatican news is reported in the mainstream media has changed drastically since the arrival of Francis

The astonishing prayer of Fatima

Surely the ‘O my Jesus’ prayer is too deep for three shepherd children to have invented all by themselves?

Rosaries, prayer cards and scapulars are a great means of occupying a restive infant

We must not forget the anti-modernists who saved Newman’s reputation

The reintroduction of meat-free Fridays was a thoroughly excellent bit of episcopal business


In Laudato Si’ the Pope is as loyal a son of the Church as he ever is

The masculine-specific language of Father and Son isn’t arbitrary or replaceable