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St Benedict's Catholic School has been ranked 56th best in England

St Benedict’s Catholic Secondary School in Bury St Edmunds was downgraded amid the controversial ‘British values’ drive

'The "British values" promoted by the state are almost as alien to my grandparents’ generation as the Islam being promoted in Birmingham schools' (PA)

Forcing schools to teach certain views is alien to liberal tradition

Brighton College National Education Conference

The Professor shows himself the master of the soundbite when he describes British values as ‘queuing, drunkenness and loving pets’

Sir Winston Churchill's coffin being carried into St Paul's (PA)

Historians will argue about his mistakes, but everyone who filed past Churchill’s coffin was certain they were mourning the passing of a great man

David Cameron admits to playing the ‘infantile’ computer game Angry Birds (PA)

Britain’s gutless churches are partly to blame for our synthetic, petulant outrage whenever we decide we’ve been ‘offended’

Nigel Farage (PA)

Neither man has the right answer to Britain’s difficulties, but if we look at their support, it can lead us to the right questions

Ofsted launched a series of no-notice inspections earlier this year (PA)

CES challenges Ofsted after it accused Suffolk school of failing to teach British values

A Kenyan Christian re-enacts the Way of the Cross (CNS)

Christians around the world will endanger their lives this Christmas to celebrate their faith

A statue of St Finnian

Saint of the week: St Finnian

The saint who built the abbey at Clonard

Cardinal Parolin celebrates Mass. Below, he embraces Cardinal Nichols (Photo: Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk)

The Vatican number two was marking 100 years of diplomatic relations between Britain and Holy See