Conservatives are suspicious of, liberals excited by, the consultation of the laity on church teachings on contraception, same-sex marriage and divorce. But the teachings won’t change
The ONS may even include civil partnerships: marriage statistics could provide figures only on “legally recognised partnerships”: its statistics will be meaningless
Where Cranmer was deliberately ambiguous in his language, the CDW has removed his ambiguities: in this context, you might suppose he never apostasised
Thanks to Pope Francis the ordinariate is no longer only for former Anglicans
This really was what at one time I would have called ‘my bible': seeing that Bertrand Russell was just wrong wasn’t easy
The Australian captain told one English player to ‘get ready for a broken arm’. Is this really what the Ashes is all about now?
These brave women have taken their cause to the Supreme Court in London. This is now a vital test case. SPUC have taken on the costs: they urgently need our financial help
As attendance at Mass and the confessional ‘soars’, his pastoral strategy is looking clearer; who knows? The ‘Francis effect’ may even prove durable
He has, says Sandro Magister, inaugurated a ‘twofold communicative register’, the existence of which the Press has simply not caught up with. Maybe it never will.
He prefers to communicate by means of discussion and conversation rather than preaching at people. But he never places the teachings of the church in any doubt