Is Fr Robert Byrne’s appointment a sign of things to come? How many more orthodox bishops can we now expect?
The trouble with using the Church as a scapegoat is that it allows society to avoid facing its own more serious sex abuse crisis
Episcopal attacks on politicians are just too easy; politicians are always unpopular. But the Government isn’t always to blame for much of for the real hardship
This is not a good start to his cardinalatial ministry; he admits that he might benefit from a ministerial briefing on the complexities of government policy. He should ask for one
The NCR’s scepticism is shared by the author of Hitler’s Pope: shouldn’t that in itself give pause for thought?
Rabbi Dalin thinks that Pope Pius should be declared Righteous among the Nations: it would only be common justice if he were
Predictions that after the end of the Cold War we would see a clash of civilisations between Islam and the West have been borne out by events
Some commentators even take it as meaning that Pope Francis would have been in favour of the Soho Masses
There is now only one solution: permission must be given for the use of other authorised translations for the readings
This was a historic event not just for the Ordinariate but for the English Catholic Church as a whole: Catholics should give them financial help