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Topic: Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales

Nuncio urges bishops to be outspoken in their defence of Church teaching

Archbishop Mennini says ‘we must not lose hope in dialogue’ with the secular world

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Bishops to urge Catholics to write to MPs about same-sex marriage

Archbishops will also issue a pastoral letter about the importance of marriage to society

Is Damian Thompson right: are the English bishops trying to smother the ordinariate? If so, it’s time for Rome to act

The US ordinariate has only just been founded: but already they have a principal church. Ours doesn’t: why is that?

Allegations of abuse in the Church double in a year

Safeguarding commission attributes rise to papal visit, which encouraged people to come forward

Debate: Should the Church end its reliance on the state?

Or is it still possible to work constructively with a secular Government?

Debate: Should Catholic bishops follow Rowan Williams’s example and intervene more forcefully in politics?

Or should they only intervene when they have the weight of the Magisterium behind them?

Archbishop calls Big Society vision ‘an opportunity’

His view contrasts with those of Dr Rowan Williams, who this week described the Big Society as a ‘painfully stale slogan’

The bishops’ pastoral letter on the new Mass translation represents a revolution in their thinking

This has been going on ever since the papal visit: long may it continue

It is not enough for our bishops to be caring. They must speak unpalatable truths

Our bishops are generally holy men. But we ought to distinguish between private piety and the public office