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A Lego statue of Jesus at a church at Vasteras, Sweden (AP)

Faced with the drama of sin and death, the ‘Church of Nice’ simply doesn’t cut it

Woman prays at the tomb of Fulton Sheen (CNS)

The case of Archbishop Sheen is especially significant for our times

New Auxiliary Bishop of Birmingham Fr Robert Byrne (Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk)

Is Fr Robert Byrne’s appointment a sign of things to come? How many more orthodox bishops can we now expect?

Bishop-elect Robert Byrne (Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk)

Fr Robert Byrne will serve as an auxiliary bishop in Birmingham

Pope Francis (CNS)

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

Bertrand Russell: 'The contrast with the humourless Dawkins is total' (Photo: PA)

This really was what at one time I would have called ‘my bible’: seeing that Bertrand Russell was just wrong wasn’t easy

Mgr Keith Newton celebrated mass at the church of Our Lady of the Assumption and St Gregory(Photo: Mazur/catholicchurch.org.uk)

Mass featuring new liturgy celebrated at the church of Our Lady of the Assumption and St Gregory

Pope Francis in silhouette during a private audience today (AP)

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

Peter Jennings with Archbishop Vincent Nichols

Archbishop Vincent Nichols of Westminster says ‘Peter will be sorely missed’

The Sisters of the Blessed Virgin Mary

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