Of course we must open ‘a new chapter’: but before we do, we must read and acknowledge the old one
Our bishops are generally holy men. But we ought to distinguish between private piety and the public office
Cuts to overseas aid would make headlines, but will no one challenge Westminster’s cosy consenus
In the end, it’s obedience, not personal choice, that holds us together as a people
The bishops’ decision to reintroduce the Catholic custom of Friday penance is a weekly reality check
Should justice be a matter of interpreting law or a matter of rewarding desert?
As people look across the Atlantic to see what’s going on with the US and Canadian ordinariates, Fr Christopher Phillips tells it straight
It’s a big news day for Catholic geeks with the publication of the Instruction Universae ecclesiae and in Britain the results of the Bishops’ plenary meeting
And what exactly constitutes a ‘pastoral need’?
Watch this space: if I’m right, that’s the kind of bishop we should now get