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Singing from the same hymn sheet: Pope Emeritus Benedict and Pope Francis (Photo: CNS)

Its editorial seems to regard vestments and traditional morality as the main obstacles to progress

'Natural family planning is a way of spacing births in a family when there is a good reason for doing so'

The scandal about the aborting of unborn girls shows the contradictions in the pro-abortion argument

The Romans come to Britain again (AP Photo)

In the cramped British Museum, the exhbition told us little about the Roman city

Iraqi Christians protest in Michigan – Christians in the west need to show their support (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

It’s time we started a boycott of countries that mistreat Christians

Henry VIII (Kyodo)

The North Korean dictator is rather similar to the man who founded the Church of England

St Augustine and St Monica, as depicted by Ary Scheffer

You cannot do moral theology without the saint, whose feast day is today

Blessed Dominic Barberi

Is the raison d’etre of the Church maintenance or mission?

'When we use our tongue to speak badly of our brother or sister, we use it to kill God' (Photo: CNS)

The Pope’s famous phone call to an Italian teenager is more significant than we first thought

Benedict XVI waves to the faithful (Photo: CNS)

Despite the excitement of the secular media, Benedict went through the same process as any other Christian when faced with a major decision

Michael Arditti

Friends warned Michael Arditti not to write about religion, but that hasn’t stopped him