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
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
The slow-motion schism of the Anglican Communion does appear to be a cautionary tale