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Historic talks between Vatican and Beijing could unify the Church in China but critics say a deal with an atheist government would ‘betray Christ’

Doctors are unable to explain why a nun’s brain fully invaded with Alzheimer’s kept functioning at a high level

The return of Jansenism

Is there a faint echo of the Jansenist controversy in the current dubia drama?

The Church has faced state interference with bishop appointments long before China – now is not the moment to bow to political pressure

Last Testament has much to delight Benedict’s admirers, but on one crucial point it leaves me uneasy

How the ‘dubia’ drama will end

Pope Francis has declined to answer four cardinals’ ‘doubts’ about his teaching on marriage. The Church is now in uncharted territory

Ireland’s happy pro-life warriors

The country’s life-saving Eighth Amendment is coming under attack, but defenders of the unborn are ready

Liberal elites are paying the price for sidelining religious liberty. But Catholics must not leave the fightback to maverick populists

Joyful, singing Catholics meandered along Oxford Street carrying relics

Both Pontiff and President-elect have caused the press to exclaim ‘Did he really just say that?’