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
It’s just as bad in the Church of England, and worse in society at large
It went largely unreported: now, it should be constantly reiterated. If it is, this could be one of the great pontificates
The European Union is withering because it has uprooted itself, he says: unless it returns to God, its institutions are finished
The joy of the gospel, says Pope Benedict, lies in the authentic truth about God
Cardinal Francis George would ‘really, really like to have a heart-to-heart with Francis’: so too would many of the rest of us
Under new regulations, teachers in academies must encourage respect for the basis of the law: but what if, as in the gay marriage Act, that basis is false?
The inevitable result will be to open Catholic teachers up to increased scrutiny, pressures and complaints
The Court of Appeal may soon rule that ‘it is possible to commit a crime against a foetus’; if it does, the implications will be momentous
Is that why the Church has so far been silent on the case the appeal court is considering? The judges have to decide whether the existing law on the status of the ‘foetus’ makes sense