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Cardinal Francis George gives a final blessing during a rite of welcome ceremony for his successor as Archbishop of Chicago (Photo: CNS)

Cardinal Francis George would ‘really, really like to have a heart-to-heart with Francis': so too would many of the rest of us

Praising pupils can be harmful

The inevitable result will be to open Catholic teachers up to increased scrutiny, pressures and complaints

The Court of Appeal sits at the Royal Courts of Justice (PA)

Is that why the Church has so far been silent on the case the appeal court is considering? The judges have to decide whether the existing law on the status of the ‘foetus’ makes sense

St John Paul II appears following his election in 1978

On St John Paul II’s first feast day, we pick out piece from our archives that asks, how will history judge the Polish Pope?

Pope Francis  at the synod on the family (CNS)

But why is Cardinal Burke himself, the hero of the synod, being eased out? And what are these disquieting rumours about Cardinal Müller?

Pope Francis arrives for a morning session of the synod (CNS)

Cardinal Burke is right: the group responsible for reporting the synod is manipulating the presentation of what’s actually happening

A facial reconstruction of King Richard III (CNS)

There will be no prayers for his soul at this interfaith farrago in the presence of leaders of ‘the world faiths’ and the archbishop of Canterbury

Blessed John Henry Newman (Photo: CNS)

He had no time for liberalism, but would have spurned the SSPX

Paul VI (CNS)

Despite Annibale Bugnini’s extreme ecumania, the protestant observers at the consilium were wrong: the sacrificial language of the new mass was still entirely Catholic

Cardinal Gerhard Muller pictured earlier this year (CNS)

He really does believe that we cannot, in his words, use Church doctrine ‘as we please’