Dan Hitchens

This wouldn’t be the first time a pope has been in tension with Catholic teaching

There had been speculation that Mgr Gilfredo Marengo’s commission would challenge Church teaching

Politicians are ever more confident in declaring their Catholicism. But when it comes to the crunch, they are not exactly St Thomas More

The proposed reform would give parents more say in choosing medical care for a child

The number of seminarians has declined since 2012, but overall the Catholic population has remained steady

The Pastoral Appeal, signed by 250 priests, asks bishops to condemn errors on Communion for the remarried and other questions

The story has gone round the internet – but the archdiocese says it was a joke

A paper in the British Medical Journal calls for ‘new solutions’ and considers a ‘significant harm’ legal test

Chris Gard and Connie Yates said that their son’s case, like that of Alfie Evans, showed the need for a law which avoids ‘unnecessary conflicts’

The Alfie Evans case has shaken Britain and the Church. It raises serious questions about whether the law needs to change