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The worst case scenario is to offend both sides, while giving the Russian president a propaganda coup

A doctor has spoken of the agony women feel when they realise they can no longer start a family

A fully involved laity, a Church permanently in mission, and beautiful singing, the Church here thrives

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As the crucial family synod approaches, his critics could prove his greatest allies

Fresh from a tough stint at the BBC, Lord Patten was asked to help overhaul another media operation crying out for change – the Vatican’s. He seems haunted by the possibility of failure

The Irish Catholicism that used to define so many English cities now seems as remote as Newman and Manning

Showing our love for Christ in the most public way possible can have a great power

The masculine-specific language of Father and Son isn’t arbitrary or replaceable

The life of the novelist was overshadowed by death

The dispute between two men with vitally important tasks at the Vatican is deeply troubling