Comment and Features

Why do critics spend so much time scolding the saintly?

When Francis Campbell was appointed vice-chancellor two years ago, the Catholic university was in crisis. Now revenues are up and so are student numbers

Bishop Philip Egan is on an urgent mission to turn his diocese into a powerhouse of evangelisation

It cannot be long before Cardinal Newman is not only canonised but becomes a Doctor of the Church – so it’s important we understand his theology

Historic talks between Vatican and Beijing could unify the Church in China but critics say a deal with an atheist government would ‘betray Christ’

Doctors are unable to explain why a nun’s brain fully invaded with Alzheimer’s kept functioning at a high level

Is there a faint echo of the Jansenist controversy in the current dubia drama?

The Church has faced state interference with bishop appointments long before China – now is not the moment to bow to political pressure

Last Testament has much to delight Benedict’s admirers, but on one crucial point it leaves me uneasy

Pope Francis has declined to answer four cardinals’ ‘doubts’ about his teaching on marriage. The Church is now in uncharted territory