News Analysis

The week in quotations


“One has to report the defects to correct, but when … you make known the defects, you [should] love the Church”
Pope Francis on reporting scandals
Speaking to pilgrims from Pietrelcina

“All who supported, promoted and are affiliated with this evil man need to be called to accountability”
Bishop Joseph Strickland of Tyler on ex-cardinal McCarrick

“I didn’t have a vocation”
Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell explains why he turned his attention to politics after considering Holy Orders
The Tablet

Statistic of the week

Estimated lives saved by Northern Ireland’s abortion ban
Source: Both LIves Matter