If so, this is bad news for the Church
Until we know the facts, it is best to say nothing
In Britain there is no such thing as ‘the Catholic vote’, but with the Alternative Vote there might well be
The Vatican is a Church; on what grounds can it ban someone from coming to Mass?
Every empire falls for a simple reason: a lack of self-belief. And our leaders don’t seem to believe anything much any more
The documents of Vatican II did address Islam in passing, though they seem a little optimistic now
Easter on the island of Malta is filled with colourful processions and feasting
It tells us a simple fact: that God loves us, all of us, and died for us
One of the glories of the Triduum is the long and silent adoration at the Altar of Repose. One of its miseries is the attempt by misguided people to fill in the silence
Is it too much to suggest that at the heart of the Western manner of dress is a reverence for the face, and that this springs from a religious impulse?