Blessed John Henry Newman

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

Cardinal Kasper says Pope thinks ‘great majority’ of Catholics support a ‘responsible opening’

Newman attracted others to the faith through his apostolate of friendship

He had no time for liberalism, but would have spurned the SSPX

Faced with the drama of sin and death, the ‘Church of Nice’ simply doesn’t cut it

The case of Archbishop Sheen is especially significant for our times

Is Fr Robert Byrne’s appointment a sign of things to come? How many more orthodox bishops can we now expect?

Fr Robert Byrne will serve as an auxiliary bishop in Birmingham

Conservatives are suspicious of, liberals excited by, the consultation of the laity on church teachings on contraception, same-sex marriage and divorce. But the teachings won’t change

This really was what at one time I would have called ‘my bible’: seeing that Bertrand Russell was just wrong wasn’t easy