Comment

The Australian archbishop’s speech, in which he plainly confronted the abuse crisis and other failures of leadership, was a breath of fresh air

Catholic writer John Waters believes his country is blighted by mediocrity – but ‘a better day will dawn’

St Bede’s has become one of London’s great liturgical churches. The departing parish priest explains how it all began

The sex abuse crisis is gravely damaging the bishops

The Supreme Court’s ruling is a relief, but their reasoning leaves cause for concern

12 clerics are charged with writing the final documents

Cardinal Ouellet’s letter actually seems to partially substantiate some of Viganò’s claims

Reports and Commentary, from Rome and Elsewhere, on the XV Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops

Reports and Commentary, from Rome and Elsewhere, on the XV Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops

Lucy Beckett’s latest novel deals with perennial questions about the existence of God, the meaning of suffering and evil