Iain Duncan Smith

Without Catholics the European Union might never have existed, but today some see it as a godless superpower that’s past its sell-by date

Iain Duncan Smith’s critics say there is ‘clear evidence’ that sick and disabled people have been harmed by cuts

Episcopal attacks on politicians are just too easy; politicians are always unpopular. But the Government isn’t always to blame for much of for the real hardship

This is not a good start to his cardinalatial ministry; he admits that he might benefit from a ministerial briefing on the complexities of government policy. He should ask for one

Archbishop of Westminster calls rising poverty in affluent Britain ‘a disgrace’

If you believe that there is such a thing as truth, then you have to tell those who disagree with you, voters or not, that they are just wrong

When Church leaders proclaim on matters of government policy they run the risk of coming unstuck

The economic question remains the biggest one of the age

Work and Pensions Secretary defends his reforms in an article in this week’s Catholic Herald

The US president was waiting for the public mood to change before supporting gay marriage