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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

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