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Topic: Daphne McLeod

Daphne McLeod: What I would do if I were bishop for a day

Daphne McLeod has announced her retirement after four decades of fighting for solid catechesis

Debate: Should we be celebrating the Second Vatican Council?

Or should we be urgently seeking to fix the damage it did to the Church?

As the Church prepares for the 50th anniversary of Vatican II, I ask: what did Pope John hope for?; also, ‘what unites Hans Küng and Daphne McLeod’?

The answer makes gloomy reading

The signs of decay in the Church were evident well before Vatican II

The Church was just not ready to face the changes the 1960s threw at it

The scandal of the Soho Masses

The Westminster diocese is still encouraging grave sin by approving Masses for non-celibate gay people