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When I leafed through her latest book, The World Turned Upside Down, I thought she was exaggerating. Then two friends put me straight

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The victim of his crime, Samantha Geimer, wants the case dropped. To bang him up would be cruel and vengeful

He is an excellent choice as prefect of the Congregation for Bishops. But Cardinal Pell would have been better

Visitors from the 1550s would be baffled by the way Henry VIII’s eldest child is portrayed today

The Westminster diocese is still encouraging grave sin by approving Masses for non-celibate gay people

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

We may be about to witness the first fruits of Pope Benedict’s Anglicanorum coetibus. But not everyone is rejoicing

There is a great deal of good in these new norms. If only the Vatican had issued two separate documents

Yesterday, for the first time since 1983, the Vatican hung the tapestries on the walls of the Sistine Chapel where they are thought to have originally been located