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Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time: Jer 1:4-5, 17-19; Ps 71; 1 Cor 12:31—13:13 or 13:4-13; Lk 4:21-30

St Verdiana (February 1) gave away all her uncle’s beans to the poor

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Academics say right of pharmacists to refuse to sell the pill should be abolished

Lord Carlile says doctors who put patients on the end-of-life pathway without their consent should be struck off

Historian Michael Haag says that, contrary to the common image, Frankish rule in the Middle East was benevolent

Here we publish the bishops’ conference briefing in full

San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone tells Mary O’Regan we can achieve ‘spiritual greatness’ in the fight for marriage

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Form