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As divisive identity politics takes over in both countries, Christian Democracy could be the antidote

The document reads as a sort of summary view of the world according to Pope Francis

The encyclical, whose 50th anniversary is in July, has a special way of drawing us out of the darkness and towards God

Jesus transcended ritualistic legalism – but not the Ten Commandments

The Church needs to tell people that hell is real – and every murder is a grave offence against God

Sometimes you have to jettison the arguments and invite the sceptic to make a leap of faith

The New York Times columnist on the marriage debate, the trouble with liberal theology, and his struggle with illness

One of the Vatican’s most senior clerics says we must fight against ‘the dictatorship of noise’

Despite the entire political class pushing for abortion, the polls are surprisingly close

Some have criticised cartoons of Stephen Hawking without his wheelchair as ‘ableist’