Archbishop of Birmingham talks about the papal visit and Cardinal Newman’s legacy

The Holy Father’s trip to Britain will be miserable for everyone if we don’t change our tone

The Coalition wants to release the philanthropic energies of believers

The resulting Islamophobia would be an even greater disaster

Ann Widdecombe’s decision not to go to Rome has opened the field to other candidates

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

Utopian ideas are doomed to fail because they hail from ‘unscrupulous optimism’

The priority is to start the fightback over child abuse

Is it an outrage or a prudent step to avoid weighing the Church down with debt?

The forthcoming beatification of John Henry, Cardinal Newman has led to some significant architectural commissions