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Labour leadership contender Andy Burnham during a hustings in Nottingham (PA)

Labour leadership contender has spoken about his Catholic upbringing and his current attitude to the faith

Yvette Cooper, who ‘doesn’t do God’; and Andy Burnham, ‘at odds with the Church’ [PA]

Why a Catholic will never lead Labour

Once inspired by Methodism and Catholic Social Teaching, the party has now become hostile to the faithful – and things can only get worse

Andy Burnham, the bookmaker's favourite, wants the Church to change its teaching (PA)

Andy Burnham says Francis must ‘bring the Church into the 21st century’

Michael Gove: 'Catholic schools must be allowed sufficient autonomy to integrate the Catholic faith into every aspect of school life' (Photo: PA)

Education Secretary says academy status offers Catholic schools the chance to ‘extend hard-won freedoms’