Conservatives are suspicious of, liberals excited by, the consultation of the laity on church teachings on contraception, same-sex marriage and divorce. But the teachings won’t change
Topic: Blessed John Henry Newman
The Holy Father is ‘consulting the faithful’ in preparation for next year’s synod on the family. But as Newman explained, ‘consulting’ them isn’t asking their advice
Moving to a smaller house means shedding books: but a man’s library is a history of his mind: should I, for instance, throw out Why I Am Not a Christian?
This really was what at one time I would have called ‘my bible’: seeing that Bertrand Russell was just wrong wasn’t easy
Mass featuring new liturgy celebrated at the church of Our Lady of the Assumption and St Gregory
Some Catholic ‘traditionalists’ have about the same relationship with the Catholic tradition as the BNP with the English Conservative tradition
Pope Francis is sometimes unnerving. But he is after all the Pope, the Vicar of Christ. To some Catholics who claim to defend orthodox belief that means nothing
Archbishop Vincent Nichols of Westminster says ‘Peter will be sorely missed’
‘A Gift from God’: a stone’s throw from Maryvale, the Ordinariate’s Sisters have now moved into their new convent. Who says prayer doesn’t work?
This is a great day, not simply for the Sisters of the Blessed Virgin Mary and for the Ordinariate, but for the whole English Church
Archbishop Bernard Longley has a strong devotion to the Italian priest who received Blessed John Henry Newman into the Church
Both Sophie and her fellow German Joseph Ratzinger were inspired by Newman’s writings on conscience
The Wantage community was one of the first Anglican religious orders; the conversion of its core members heralds the end of Anglo-Catholicism
The sisters will be received into the Ordinariate; their avoidable expulsion from their convent has been a heavy price to pay
The National Catholic Reporter ‘quotes’ Newman in support of an anti-papal campaign. Why is it that liberals think that Newman was one of them?
Catholics, said Newman, are bound by the Pope’s formal teaching. If you don’t accept that, why do you stay?