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Tony Drewitt-Barlow and Barrie Drewitt-Barlow say they may sue the C of E (PA)

Why is it up to the secular courts to decide what the Church of England does?

The Most Rev Justin Welby (Photo: CNS)

ARCIC may have failed, but on the great moral issues of the day Catholics and Anglicans are on the same side

Work and pensions secretary Iain Duncan Smith

When Church leaders proclaim on matters of government policy they run the risk of coming unstuck

Benedict XVI greets Ulla Gudmundson, Swedish ambassador to the Holy See, during the Pope's annual meeting with the diplomatic corps (CNS)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 08/01/13

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

Politburo Standing Committee members Xi Jinping and Li Keqiang. China does not let the Pope choose his bishops (Photo: PA)

Something rather sinister has happened in the wake of the General Synod vote

The Infancy Narratives was released in different languages yesterday (AP)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 22/11/12

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

A member of the Synod votes 'no' on their handset (Photo: PA)

The arguments for women priests were wholly secular. This is, in any case, the state Church: and in the end the state will decide

A meeting of the General Synod at the Assembly Hall of Church House (Photo: PA)

Now the ‘Church in turmoil’ headline will run for another five years

Lord Williams of Oystermouth, former Archbishop of Canterbury (Photo: PA)

Dr Williams speaks from the perspective of the high table and senior common room: but Dr Nazir-Ali has actually been persecuted

Cardinal Murphy-O'Connor outside Westminster Cathedral (Photo: Mazur/catholicchurch.org.uk)

Cardinal Murphy-O’Connor celebrates his 80th birthday today