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Engaging the Church’s most vocal critics is risky, but ultimately worthwhile

In the first of our interviews with prominent critics of the Church, the Stonewall chief executive explains his views on same-sex marriage, the adoption agencies and Soho Masses

Persecution of Christians has risen ‘exponentially’, says bishop

Damascus’s Christian heritage has a glorious past, a terrible present and uncertain future

Television and film violence has become too graphic, too pornographic and too boring

Harvard professor will lead inquiry into troubled Institute for Religious Works

Francis pays tribute to ‘greater understanding’ of post-Vatican II era

Pope says lifestyles dictated by selfishness lead to slavery and death

Laura Keynes has joined Catholic Voices after returning to her childhood faith

‘Even within the same family, there are so many internal wars’, Pontiff says