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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

The funeral was attended not only by golf luminaries but also the ordinary people of the town