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The First World War nurse exemplified all the qualities associated with an ideal of womanhood that’s not fashionable today

Reports and commentary, from Rome and elsewhere, on the XIV Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops

Astonishingly, the Russian Orthodox Church has backed Putin’s bombing campaign

Pope Francis has made it abundantly clear that the doctrine of the indissolubility of marriage is simply not up for discussion

Reports and commentary, from Rome and elsewhere, on the XIV Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops

Reports and commentary, from Rome and elsewhere, on the XIV Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops

Certain ideas cannot be challenged in the secular sphere

We must not forget the anti-modernists who saved Newman’s reputation

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Reports and commentary, from Rome and elsewhere, on the XIV Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops

St Maria Goretti showed no hesitation in forgiving her killer – and later appeared to him