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A new dark step has been taken across the Channel

As Pope Francis says, only God can teach us to accept His love

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

The Church trains priests for seven years. So why does it only prepare some couples for marriage in a single day?

Belgium’s chilly detachment from the sick and dependent is widening

The NCR’s scepticism is shared by the author of Hitler’s Pope: shouldn’t that in itself give pause for thought?

Morning Catholic must-reads: 13/02/14

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

The more people asking ‘why are we here’, the better for religion

Fashions have changed meaning literature and the Church are no longer comfortable bedfellows

A year ago Benedict XVI became the first pope to resign in 600 years. Here is Archbishop Leo Cushley’s moving eyewitness account of that day