Dan Hitchens

The move was opposed by mothers who kept their babies after receiving help from the vigils

The New York Times columnist on the marriage debate, the trouble with liberal theology, and his struggle with illness

The Vatican official criticised the ‘myopia’ of those making ‘continued attacks’ on Vatican rapprochement with China

A deal with China may involve cutting ties with a state Beijing sees as a rebel province

Benedict’s past statements mean his letter was inevitably of interest

The preparatory committee includes bishops who have entertained some distinctly radical ideas

The internet is changing the way people cross the Tiber

The cardinal believes reception of Communion depends on ‘conscience’. Does his reasoning add up?