Catholic Herald Weekly Debates

Or is the Church actually in the grip of a crisis that threatens its very existence?

Or is that a distraction from the real task of preparing for Holy Week and Easter?

Or are there some modern churches that really do inspire devotion and raise people’s spirits to God?

Is it primarily the fault of the Church or of the Catholics who have left it?

Should we always encourage people to convert or can there be good reasons not to cross the Tiber?

Or are they a crucial step along the way towards unity?

Will it enhance the liturgical life of the Church, or is it just a lot of extra hassle for priests?

Or is it a breath of fresh air in the fusty world of Vatican communications?

Can smiley pumpkins, window lights and saints’ costumes really replace pointy hats, plastic fangs and pasty make-up?