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The trial of the Little Sisters of the Poor, legal niceties apart, is about whether or not they are free to love

Could the Kasper proposal, decisively rejected by the synod fathers, really be in the papal text?

People know that Trump is not really for them, but they don’t believe any of the other candidates are either.

An unpleasant populism is sweeping across Europe and beyond

The Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors will feel even more frustrated following the Pope’s comments yesterday

Those on the left often called Scalia, who was a devout Catholic, a danger to the separation of Church and State

There is a strong Catholic case for Brexit

The Church is in favour of a strong Europe, but that is not the same thing as a stronger EU

The legacy of the abuse scandal is, in many respects, still an open wound for the Church

In the post-Vatican II Church notions of crime and justice had no place and abusers were labelled as victims

Francis delivered a speech which was remarkable for its continuity with St John Paul II and Benedict XVI