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Cardinal Gerhard Muller pictured earlier this year (CNS)

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

Pope Francis accepting a gift from the Archbishop  of Canterbury in June (CNS)

ARCIC has always been a reductionist body, part of a subversive movement whose indifferentism has caused huge damage to the faith of Catholics in the pew

There is much confusion about Church teaching ahead of the Synod (CNS)

We are in such an atmosphere of uncertainty that even Jane Fonda can love the pope because she thinks he hates dogma: something has to give

'A major problem facing the divorced is the fact that the automatic reception of Holy Communion, at every single Mass, has become an ingrained part of Catholic life' (CNS)

When everyone else automatically, even unthinkingly, receives Holy Communion, those who can’t feel isolated from the community of the Church

Pope Francis (CNS)

He has set essential reforms under way. Cardinal Pell and the other reformers need time to complete their work. What we don’t need is another conclave

Pope Francis answers questions from journalists aboard the flight from Tel Aviv to Rome last month

Much of what he says in his public statements appears not entirely intellectually well thought through; at times it is even totally incoherent

Pope Francis (CNS)

Pope Francis is popular with the secular media because they think he’s about to abandon the disciplines of the Church; and they have built him up by denigrating Benedict XVI

Richard Dawkins (AP)

Belief in the theory of evolution is no reason for atheism as Dawkins supposes: Darwin himself insisted that the had never been an atheist

Catholic bloggers sometimes have a tense relationship with bishops (PA)

Protect the Pope was always feisty, either in defence of the Church against secularist attack, or against enemies of Catholic truth and discipline within the Church

Lord Williams of Oystermouth, former Archbishop of Canterbury (Photo: PA)

If we really have to have an established Church, its head needs to take the defence of basic Christianity quite seriously