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Next year’s World Youth Day will be the second time the event has been held in Spain

Claim that Mary MacKillop was excommunicated for speaking out against an abusive priest is an invention, says Fr Gardiner

Ed West meets Phillip Blond, the admirer of Chesterton who has been described as the Prime Minister’s ‘philosopher king’

Liz Dodd meets the Oxford family behind the long-awaited British version of the Magnificat monthly prayer book

Catholic Care appeals after Charity Commission twice rejects application to assess only married heterosexuals and single people as adopters

The Madrid World Youth Day in 2011 will be ‘fully immersed in the internet’, say organisers

Europe’s leading human rights group considers moves to stop doctors refusing to be involved in abortions

St Gertrude of Helfta was a German Benedictine, mystic, and theologian

Vatican has its own bank to ensure independence and save costs

IVF pioneer opened ‘wrong door’ in fight against infertility, says president of the Pontifical Academy of Life