Blessed John Henry Newman
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
What now is the future for the English episcopate? Just when things weren’t looking too hopeful, we get another Ratzingerian appointment. What’s going on?
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
The Holy Father is ‘consulting the faithful’ in preparation for next year’s synod on the family. But as Newman explained, ‘consulting’ them isn’t asking their advice
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
Moving to a smaller house means shedding books: but a man’s library is a history of his mind: should I, for instance, throw out Why I Am Not a Christian?
This really was what at one time I would have called ‘my bible’: seeing that Bertrand Russell was just wrong wasn’t easy