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Catholic writer John Waters believes his country is blighted by mediocrity – but ‘a better day will dawn’

How the Old Mass came to Balham

St Bede’s has become one of London’s great liturgical churches. The departing parish priest explains how it all began

Shadow over the synod

The sex abuse crisis is gravely damaging the bishops

The Supreme Court’s ruling is a relief, but their reasoning leaves cause for concern

12 clerics are charged with writing the final documents

Cardinal Ouellet’s letter actually seems to partially substantiate some of Viganò’s claims

Reports and Commentary, from Rome and Elsewhere, on the XV Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops

Reports and Commentary, from Rome and Elsewhere, on the XV Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops

Lucy Beckett’s latest novel deals with perennial questions about the existence of God, the meaning of suffering and evil

Some in Rome see calls for transparency as a covert attack on Pope Francis