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The country has become a bastion of doctrinal traditionalism. Its traumatic history may be part of the explanation

The Church has always taught that moral absolutes are necessary to the formation of conscience

The bishops say that avoiding sex may be ‘humanly impossible’

The knights who won’t retreat

Vatican officials have mounted an extraordinary challenge to the ancient Order of Malta. But what is the row really about?

The film handles questions of sin, doctrine and mercy which are at the heart of today’s controversies

The BBC conceded it was false to describe the Church as being ‘silent’ in the face of Nazism

The controversies about screenshots and anonymous accounts have obscured Fr Spadaro’s startling remarks about Communion

The Respublica report suggests a ‘reasonable accommodation’ clause to protect employees’ freedom

The cardinal said that conscience must refer to revealed truth and the moral law

The cardinals have asked Pope Francis for a yes-or-no answer on Communion. His silence is unsurprising