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The new push to end priestly celibacy


Those who want to overturn the ancient discipline are energetic, well organised and influential. But can they persuade Pope Francis to make such a radical change?

Papal in-flight press conferences are counter-productive and unnecessary

To Kill A Mockingbird is the work of a true artist who gave literary life to the world she saw and experienced

Most voters will make up their minds by considering the European Union’s achievements, or lack of them

‘Betrayal’ is a grim story but every Catholic should read it

No one can be sure – and perhaps we shouldn’t read too much into them anyway

The Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors will feel even more frustrated following the Pope’s comments yesterday

The Pope was right to reprimand the fan who nearly pulled him to the ground

The Pope’s soft words for the Russians will please Putin, not his victims

The pro-immigration pope makes a perfect foil to the nativist politician