Second Vatican Council

The approach of the Council could not be persuasive if it was not also complemented by definitive teaching

The Pope invoked his ‘magisterial authority’ in a major speech to Italian liturgists

Time magazine reporting of 1978 now looks both quaint and prescient. Then, as now, everything hangs on the choice of the next pope

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Catholic experts have told an Australian government commission that the Church needed to re-examine its culture of clericalism

In an article for the Catholic Herald Cardinal Murphy-O’Connor said leaving the EU was a ‘huge step’ in British history

Dr James Whitehead has responded to calls for pornography to be taught in schools

In countries where priests face the constant risk of violent crime, they still go out, they still take risks. As in Kenya and elsewhere, so in Britain

For some even the slightest change in relations with Rome will end up with tradition being swept away

Cardinal Capovilla ‘kept alive the legacy of Pope John’