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Mary Portas, with David Cameron Photo: Kirsty Wigglesworth/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Like high streets, the Church will have to change to revitalise

Conservative leader David Cameron meets Pope Benedict at Archbishop’s House, Westminster (Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire)

Cameron has left the Church floundering

Robin Harris says that the Conservative Party and the Catholic Church in Britain have never enjoyed anything more than fleeting alliances

The Imperial State Crown, worn by the Queen during the state opening of Parliament (Photo: Mike Moore)

The 300-year-old Act of Settlement is to be reformed following the unanimous agreement of 16 Commonwealth nations

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After all, the Catholic Church in Malta thrived under the temporal authority of protestant governors

The rightful James III/VIII. But England has an Anglican monarchy and we are better off leaving it well alone

For the sake of political posturing and ending ‘discrimination’ against women and Catholics, David Cameron is opening the monarchy up to secularisation. It is political vanity for which future generations will pay a high price

A Copt prays over the coffins of 17 people killed in Sunday's clashes (AP)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 13/10/11

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

Pilgrims at the World Youth Day closing Mass (Photo: CNS)

What John Allen describes as ‘Evangelical Catholicism’ gives me hope for the future

Westminster Cathedral: the mother church of England and Wales (PA)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 19/09/11

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

Benedict XVI greets David Cameron at the end of last year's papal visit to Britain (AP Photo/Martin Cleaver)

Prime Minister marks first anniversary of papal visit to Britain

Police clash with looters during the London riots

As the psalmist declaimed, ‘it is a people that do err in their heart’. We do need a ‘Big Society’: but on what will it be built?