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The synod fathers must be careful that they are not misled by emotions

How can the Pope visit this troubled country safely?

Why I hope the synod will give a huge boost to holy matrimony

Rosaries, prayer cards and scapulars are a great means of occupying a restive infant

What Goya really thought of the Church

The Spanish artist, subject of a major exhibition at the National Gallery, both celebrated and satirised Catholicism. Was he the most hypocritical artist who ever lived?

The Pope’s recent comment about ‘doctors of the law’ is being flung in canonists’ faces

The Catholic Herald’s leading article published on April 8, 2005, shortly after the death of St John Paul II

Reports and commentary, from Rome and elsewhere, on the XIV Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops

Letters from the Synod: October 21

Reports and commentary, from Rome and elsewhere, on the XIV Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops

Reports and commentary, from Rome and elsewhere, on the XIV Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops