LEAD STORY — Communion for Protestants has split the German Church ● Ed Condon - our parental responsibilities are being criminalised ● David Mulroney suggests how Vatican officials might negotiate with China ● Michael Davis pays a visit to the Trappist monks in Massachusetts - and tries their ale ● Caroline Wyatt - I'm seriously ill, but still grateful ● Mary Kenny - Now we know Mary Whitehouse was right ● Allan Massie asks if Francis I really was a 'most Christian king' ● Lucien de Guise on Rodin, the sculptor inspired by antiquity ● A humanist funeral leaves Melissa Kite feeling short-changed