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In the post-Vatican II Church notions of crime and justice had no place and abusers were labelled as victims

But the Angelic Doctor also made a serious point about the danger of using analogies to speak of God

Sneak a peak at this week’s magazine

Iranian leaders may fawn over Pope Francis in public, but privately they see the Holy See as a useful tool for achieving their global ambitions

He was wounded in war, forced underground by the Nazis and silenced by his superiors. But nothing could stop Henri de Lubac from becoming one of the great theologians of his age

John Henry Newman’s pro-life poem

We must remember that God has created us for ‘some definite service’

Rural parishes like mine are struggling because of a drop in vocations and a lack of imagination

Tom McCarthy says Catholics should not be put off seeing his Oscar-nominated film about the Boston Globe’s investigation into sexual abuse by clergy

Our deathbeds are an opportunity to sort out the unfinished, sometimes heartbreaking, emotional business of life

Francis delivered a speech which was remarkable for its continuity with St John Paul II and Benedict XVI