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The execution room in the US state of Oregon. Since the death penalty was reinstated in 1984, two death row inmates have been killed by lethal injection (Photo: PA)
Archbishop Nichols, right, at a press conference following the bishops' plenary meeting (Photo: Mazur)

The teaching of the Church on civil unions is clear enough: does the archbishop support it or not?

Mgr Charles Scicluna, the Vatican's chief prosecutor of clerical sex abuse, kneels at a prayer service for victims (Photo: CNS)

The danger of scapegoating the Church is that it has given society an excuse not to address the problem

No amount of iPads will make us happy (Photo: PA)

We are trapped in an egocentric culture: only faith and family can make us free

Tesco’s still give over £60m a year to charity: so why don’t they just say so?

Wind farms are not helping Britain's economy (Maurice McDonald/PA Wire)

All these windmills are a product of irrational global warming panic

A Benetton shop features the Unhate poster campaign (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

And what about a bit more of that ‘uncharacteristic swiftness’?

The US bishops' new website presents Church teaching on marriage

‘The redefinition of marriage’ is seen as a threat to religious liberty

Ordinariate clergy being ordained earlier this year. Don't despise those who choose to stay behind CNS photo/Marcin Mazur, Bishops' Conference of England and Wales)

Anglo-Catholics have one important pastoral opportunity that Roman Catholics don’t

Bees are carved at the base of columns by the High Altar at St Peter's Basilica (Photo: CNS)

If they thrive, it will show that we don’t have to accept the decline of this endearing creature