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Dr Rowan Williams, the Archbishop of Canterbury, poses with the 400-year-old King James Bible (AP Photo/Akira Suemori)

Both translations seek to avoid “Gas Board English” and create a suitable language to express transcendent truths

A priest hears a confession at the hippodrome in Zagreb, Croatia (CNS photo/Alessia Giuliani, Catholic Press Photo)

Even preaching about the necessity of confession caused me trouble

The hands of an elderly resident at a nursing home (John Stillwell/PA Wire)

The real solution is that care should be what it claims to be – namely caring

A painting at St Peter and Paul Church in Mauren, Liechtenstein, depicts the Ascension (CNS photo from Crosiers)

The current Sunday arrangement has not been a great success

Posters of Katherine Howard are everywhere, advertising yet another Tudor novel

Cardinal John Njue of Nairobi says he does not know the reasons why his predecessor, Bishop Cornelius Schilder, retired early. Bishop Schilder is accused of sexual abuse (CNS photo/Nancy Wiechec)

RTE’s programme about abuse in Africa showed two very different ways of handling the problem: facing up to it or keeping it quiet

The ENO's new production of Britten's opera is set in a boys' school

The ENO’s reductive production of Britten’s opera A Midsummer Night’s Dream makes the composer very much of our time

Sins are not meant to be a form of public entertainment

The existence of the seal of the confessional reminds us that these things belong firmly in the internal forum

Religion, though, she didn’t understand

The Houses of Parliament (Photo: PA)

Cuts to overseas aid would make headlines, but will no one challenge Westminster’s cosy consenus