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Ed West

Ed West is the deputy editor of the Catholic Herald

Church wasn’t the only institution to fail to tackle abuse, says Widdecombe

Ann Widdecombe: Church thinking on abuse mirrored that of society in general

Widespread ideas about nature of paedophilia in 1970s and 80s influenced decisions, says former MP

The nightmare ended in jazz and cigarettes

The British arrest Albert Speer, Grand Admiral Doenitz and General Jodl (AP Photo)

Ed West says that Norman Stone’s new book is yet another lapidary work of genius

Bishops of England and Wales pray for Baroness Thatcher at St Peter’s tomb

Baroness Thatcher's funeral today (Ian Vogler/PA Wire)

Archbishop Nichols leads prelates as they visit the Pope

New Atheism is dead

Richard Dawkins (PA)

The public has moved on from the anti-religious vitriol of the 2000s

Cardinal O’Brien admits sexual misconduct

Cardinal Keith O'Brien issued his statement over the weekend Scott Campbell/AP/Press Association Images

Britain’s most senior prelate to play no more part in public life

Bishop Davies calls for ‘prayer, not punditry’ ahead of conclave

Pope Benedict waves to the crowd yesterday AP/Press Association Images

Bishop says change of heart, not administrative changes, would bring true reform

England’s forgotten king

Athelstan

The 10th-century king who unified England has been left on history’s scrapheap, argues Ed West

Catholic charities at risk after adoption agency ruled to be ‘discriminating’

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St Margaret’s Children and Family Care Society ruling could have implications for same-sex marriage

Relics of Don Bosco to begin tour of Britain

The wax figure of Don Bosco contains the saint’s relics and is carried in a glass casket

The tour, which starts in Glasgow, fulfils the saint’s wish to visit Britain

Jesuit priest who said his cancer was a ‘gift from God’ dies aged 83

Fr John Edwards said after being diagnosed with lung cancer that he had never been so happy

Priests pay tribute to Fr John Edwards SJ, a ‘wonderful confessor’ who inspired many conversions