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Left, Archbishop Smith; centre, Archbishop Nichols (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Archbishops of Westminster and Southwark urge faithful to oppose Bill on same-sex marriage

ASSASSINATION ARCHDUKE FERDINAND

Who was to blame for the First World War?

A new book looks at the many culprits who caused the catastrophe

Patrick Noonan

Aid worker kept in chains for three months in Sudan was offered freedom if he converted to Islam

Archbishop Antonio Mennini (Photo: Mazur/catholicchurch.org.uk)

The Bill, to be introduced in the Commons in January, is the sixth attempt to legalise assisted suicide in a decade

Bishop Williamson had written an open letter calling for the superior general, Bishop Bernard Fellay, to resign (Photo: CNS)

SSPX expels Bishop Williamson

Society of St Pius X says English bishop refused to show respect to his superiors

Benedict XVI arrives at St Peter's Square for the Mass opening the Year of Faith (Photo: AP/Andrew Medichini)

Pope Benedict XVI opens Year of Faith

Pope inaugurated the Year of Faith this morning with 14 surviving Fathers of the Council
• Read full text of Benedict XVI’s homily
Video of the Pope’s homily
• Read full text of Patriarch Bartholomew’s address

Archbishop Nichols issued a statement after it emerged that Marriage Care offered counselling to same-sex couples (Photo: Mazur)

Archbishop says otherwise the charity could lose his patronage and no longer be called ‘Catholic’

Visita ad limina 16

‘The Church is not a group of friends’

Ed West talks to pioneering Brazilian traditionalist Bishop Fernando Arêas Rifan about Rome, heresy and healing divisions

Merely speaking about the Eucharist landed you in court under Elizabeth I, says Ed West

Should the last king killed in battle be given a Catholic burial in Westminster?