The German bishops’ have announced that it has changed the Church’s labour laws to reflect ‘multiple changes in legal practice, legislation and society’

Catholic lay organisation launches challenge on constitutional grounds against move to allow same-sex marriage

A US district judge effectively struck down Nebraska’s ban on same-sex marriage on March 2

The offence of blasphemy was first introduced in Ireland in 1937

Corruption in the Third World and the break down of family life in the UK contribute to the blight of global poverty

Francis makes remarks in a meeting with diocesan officials and canon lawyers

Now it is too late: the law has taken its course and the law, once it gets going, is difficult to stop