In this special issue ahead of the election next week, representatives from all the major parties make their pitch for the Catholic vote. Thérèse Coffey says only Theresa May can tackle the hard issues head-on, while Kevin Meagher argues that Labour is still the natural party for Catholics, and Carol Monaghan responds that these days the SNP is the real opposition. Baroness Smith cites Laudato Si’ in support of the Lib Dems’ internationalist vision, but Jamie Ross McKenzie believes UKIP represent the heart of Catholic social teaching.
Also in this week’s issue…
Dan Hitchens asks if there is a virtuous way to vote
Quentin de la Bédoyère asks if our genes doom us to be prejudiced
James Jeffreys speaks to members of Ethiopia’s tiny Catholic minority
Mary Kenny says Donald Trump may not want to hear the tale of St Melania
Jonathan Wright admires Monteverdi’s musical genius and careerist instincts
Tim Stanley watches an unsettling drama about the British legal system
Charlie Hegarty on the ideas the Nazis borrowed from America
Fr John Zuhlsdorf gives thanks for Pentecost
Plus 12 pages of news and analysis – and much more.
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