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John Paul II’s Familiaris Consortio was clear on the matter – and in line with Church teaching

Bishop Grech’s diocese said the rumours were ‘absolutely false’

Bishop Lopes says that a firm resolution to avoid grave sin is necessary before receiving Communion

Catholic women deserve a more pastoral response than ‘sorry, but you’d better give him what he wants’

The bishops say that avoiding sex may be ‘humanly impossible’

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Virtually every priest who has worked in Africa knows that this is a serious pastoral issue

The film handles questions of sin, doctrine and mercy which are at the heart of today’s controversies

The cardinal said that the Church’s constant teaching and practice admit no exceptions

The controversies about screenshots and anonymous accounts have obscured Fr Spadaro’s startling remarks about Communion