We need to find out why canon law failed to prevent this current mess from occurring

The hard issues have been analysed inside and out, but is the Church in England and Wales ready for what comes next?

The church is dedicated to Saint Alphonsus, founder of the Redemptorists

The last six years has been a continuation of a 25-year period that has seen absolute poverty falling more rapidly than at any previous time in history

While exchanging the sign everyone gets up, shakes hands, gives hugs and sometimes kisses – I’ve even witnessed a full-blown snog