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In the internet age everyone can be their own pope. But asserting one’s own authority to pronounce on authentic Church teaching is a dangerous business

Pakistan’s blasphemy laws claim jurisdiction over those who are not Muslim, which is simply outrageous

We need to fight ISIS with ideas not bombs

In an interview with the Catholic Herald from 2009, the new auxiliary bishop of Los Angeles says happiness comes from self-giving

The heart of St Philip’s apostolate is beating strong half a millennium after his birth

MAGNIFICAT: The week ahead

How to get more from MAGNIFICAT, the daily spiritual life companion

Edward VIII was a feckless Nazi sympathiser – we should be grateful his marriage to ‘that woman’ sparked the abdication crisis

A moving article by Julie Burchill highlights the importance of supporting those who have suffered tragic loss

Today is the feast day of the patron saint of pregnant mothers and women in childbirth

In admitting his guilt he would have faced the truth about himself – and encountered the truth about God too