The Maltese bishops’ guidelines on Communion mean that secular culture has triumphed over the Church
We are all entitled to our political views: but should the US elections be so angry and so personal?
Things on the campaign trail are getting ugly (as well as grossly expensive). Is this all really unavoidable?
We republish the following blog, originally published on September 20, 2010, to mark the fifth anniversary of Benedict’s papal visit to Britain
‘The Church saves us’, I wrote: I am told that actually it is Jesus Christ. How many Catholics think like Protestants?
The Church, rightly perceived, is a thing of divine wonder, even though it so often looks like a thing of earth
The Pope’s spokesman says he is ‘confused’. Few understand this pontificate: but it’s the Church that saves us
This Pope doesn’t ‘do’ doctrine. His particular vocation as Supreme Pontiff may not be established for many years
This sort of thing used to happen all the time: are we now to expect a renewal of the Tablet’s old anti-traditionalist hostility?
The German bishops have declared independence from Rome on same-sex marriage: how far will the rot spread now?
Are we witnessing the beginnings of an international campaign of defiance against the Catholic moral law?
Holy Communion for divorcees is again on the agenda: as the Synod approaches, the Pope Emeritus has quietly spoken again
The ‘silent’ Pope Benedict has ways of being heard; and he is still being listened to
The premature sexualisation of our young has become a massive problem: what will the Church do about it?
Underage girls are being fitted with contraceptive implants without parental consent: this has to stop
Following St Francis, the Pope teaches concern for nature; but Laudato Si’ will bring no justice for the poor
The encyclical’s callow environmentalism will make feeding the starving more difficult, not less