Collaboration with the procurement if an abortion attracts automatic excommunication: has any excommunication been officially lifted? Is he in fact sorry he did it?
A BMJ editorial is now saying that our law should pay less attention to the sanctity of human life, and that lives not worth living should be ended: what’s going on?
It’s also saying that brain-damaged and demented people just cost too much: what’s happened to medical ethics?
Winning the Olympic Games was a great national disaster. We have reduced ourselves to a state of militaristic paranoia; the terrorists have already won
Are they really going to shoot down aircraft over London? If not, what are those Typhoon jets for?
MPs are threatening to overrule attempts to allow ‘traditionalists’ in the C of E to reject women bishops. And Parliament will decide: this is an Erastian Church
Anglo-Catholics should no longer expect the C of E to make special arrangements for them; it’s not going to happen
On Archbishop Mennini’s advice, Bishop Mark Davies’s right-hand man has been appointed Bishop of Portsmouth: this is the dawning of a new era
Soon, a third of the dioceses in England will have new bishops who outspokenly defend the Magisterium
What is the relevance of religious belief to the Libor scandal? We are hearing wise and persuasive words from Jewish thinkers: but what do our bishops say?
Why is it always Rabbi Sacks who gives rational and coherent moral guidance to our benighted society, and not any Catholic leader?
Is the new Prefect of the CDF really not a man of ‘secure doctrine’? Some in Rome think so, and he does defend liberation theology: so what’s going on?
Archbishop Gerhard Müller is a friend, co-author, and defender of Gustavo Gutiérrez. But he’s also close to the pope, who knows what he is doing
The Yad Vashem Holocaust museum has qualified its hostile representation of Pius XII’s policy towards the Jews; but this, though welcome, is not enough
Interestingly, its hostility has been encouraged by the ongoing liberal Catholic anti-Vatican campaign
A surprising number think that because of his beliefs Tony Blair should have been denied entry into the Church: But wouldn’t that mean a lot of expulsions?
Nobody sincerely wanting to become a Catholic should ever be refused: their reasons are between themselves and God
The Vatican, not before time, has appointed a lay professional as its ‘communications adviser’. Significantly, he’s an Opus Dei numerary
In a bare decade, Opus Dei has gone from being ‘secretive’ and misunderstood to being the Church’s PR experts