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The Church’s history can be horrifically distressing – I’ve long warned my first-year theology students about it

Trial begins of four men accused of carrying out religiously aggravated assault

Fr Tom Uzhunnalil was abducted from a care home run by the Missionaries of Charity

The Cross is worth its weight not in gold, nor in suffering alone, but in the currency of divine love

The concept of gradualism is as old as Christianity itself

Faithful urged to ‘focus on prayers’ rather than extreme self-mortification

It tells us a simple fact: that God loves us, all of us, and died for us

The crucifixion was caused by our own sins: that has always been mainstream Catholic teaching

In his forthcoming book on Jesus, Benedict XVI says mob does not represent Jews, but sinful humanity