Cardinal Brady now has a coadjutor, and will almost certainly retire early, after a wholly undeserved media witch-hunt, incited by the BBC
He has suffered a profound injustice: and the BBC now has yet another reason to be ashamed of itself
The persecution of Christians in Morsi’s Egypt is now serious. So, will Obama use his billion dollar subsidy in their defence? Don’t hold your breath
Obama’s personal history may explain why
Mr Cameron said that if necessary, he will legislate to make it clear that people can wear religious symbols at work. So: when’s he going to do it?
Three out of four claimants who say their religious rights have been infringed have been rejected by Strasbourg. What about them, Mr Cameron?
A group of Catholic bishops is encouraging pilgrimages to the Holy Land. It really seems that despite everything, it’s safe again: so go if you can
A decade ago, pilgrimage travel companies just weren’t going there: now, they’re running full Holy Land tours
Have the Soho Masses really been stopped? Their organisers are delighted: they have been put in charge of the new regime, and are bent on growth
They won’t be organising Masses for themselves: they say they’ll just take over what’s already provided in Farm Street
The Soho Masses are now to be discontinued; and the ordinariate has its ‘cathedral’; all we need now is to clarify Catholic teaching on civil unions
The Church of England accepts them: but the CDF has made it clear that we do not. But things seem a little ambiguous here. How come?
A pristine new religious community in England, full of life and confidence, is a sign of hope: we must all pray for the Sisters of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Their reception into the Church will bring many of the Oxford Movement’s deepest insights
The Wantage community was one of the first Anglican religious orders; the conversion of its core members heralds the end of Anglo-Catholicism
The sisters will be received into the Ordinariate; their avoidable expulsion from their convent has been a heavy price to pay
Ukip plans to derail the Tories over gay marriage: Farage has perceptively concluded that this, not the economy or Europe, is what will destroy Cameron
Farage understands the Tory grassroots much better than Cameron and his pals; this, in the end, is what will unseat him as leader of the party
Why is there in the Church, on both sides of the Atlantic, such a failure of leadership? Is it because it is being frustrated by bishops’ conferences?
The bureaucratisation of the hierarchy has left the Church rudderless and ineffective