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The Catholic Church is not a place for respectable people

Britain Hilary Mantel

As Mother Teresa of Calcutta showed, the Church is for the unloved and the rejected

A turbulent priest goes on the warpath against the ‘bad masters’ of the Italian Catholic Church

Cardinal Ravasi (CNS)

A monk, two popular priests and even a Vatican cardinal have felt the wrath of an Opus Dei scholar

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Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor (Mazur/

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

It is now time to undo the injustice bishops are doing to too many priests, falsely accused of child abuse and now vindicated, but still torn from their priesthood

Or do they care more for protecting themselves than for the exercise of common decency?

Today’s Catholic must-reads: 16/05/12

Bishop Bernard Fellay, superior general of the Society of St Pius X (CNS)

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

The Sisters who cheer on Melinda Gates’s birth control campaign seem eager to drop Church teaching for their own ‘core values’

Melinda Gates (PA photo)

The statement by the Ursuline Sisters of Dallas is a hotchpotch of vagueness

Morning Catholic must-reads: 15/05/12

Officers of the Canadian bishops' conference meet the Pope last November (CNS)

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

The SSPX is apparently about to go into schism over Bishop Fellay’s plans to return ‘within the walls’; we need him back and should pray that his opponents fail

Bishop Bernard Fellay (CNS photo)

The other SSPX bishops think this Pope ‘subjects the Church to the modern world’: in other words, they’re barking

Is it now illegal to question same-sex marriage?

A conference on marriage was banned for being ‘contrary to diversity policy’

Do we have a duty to have children?

Many women now choose ‘not to have it all’ – should we be worried?