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The willingness of US bishops to make themselves publicly unpopular is commendable and enviable

The initial effects of Mitis Iudex are now beginning to filter through into actual cases being heard before tribunals

The changes come into force today, but are they as controversial as people suggest?

Pope Francis has spoken out about the ‘erosion of the faith’ in Germany, while showing clear support for Africa’s Church of the poor

The debate about press freedom is a distraction from the real scandal

The social teaching of the Church is often described as a ‘seamless garment’ and this is even more true of the sacraments

The business of interpreting the Holy Father has become a full-time job for some commentators, and it is hard to see who, apart from them, benefits

For a real change in thinking at the Vatican the Pope needs to replace the people who work there

In 1985 Cardinal Ratzinger wrote a letter that eerily addresses the questions raised at the family synod

The Pope’s recent comment about ‘doctors of the law’ is being flung in canonists’ faces