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Former Scottish Labour leader Jim Murphy (PA)

Scotland’s Catholic pariah

Jim Murphy has paid a heavy price for standing up to nationalism

Michael Coren

My question, Michael, is do you really believe in the full sacramental reality of the Eucharist?

Ed Miliband in front of the infamous 'Ed Stone' (PA)

Only God can save the Labour Party

A new leader with comparable talent to Tony Blair would help Labour, but so would a resolution about what the party stands for

A congregation in the Catholic archdiocese of Baltimore (CNS)

The number of Catholics in America have fallen from 23.9 per cent in 2007 to 20.8 per cent in 2014, according to Pew Research Centre

Fr Thomas Byles

Fr Thomas Byles is said to have twice refused a seat on a lifeboat as the Titanic went down

Women pray during a Mass at the Urakami Cathedral in Nagasaki (CNS)

Pope speaks to bishops after celebrations in Japan marked the 150th anniversary of a group of ‘hidden Christians’ openly professing their faith

A detail from Nicodemus Talking to Jesus by Henry Ossawa Tanner (1859-1937)

Fourth Sunday of Lent, 2 chr 36:14-16 & 19-23; eph 2: 4-10; jn 3:14-21 (year b)

Jean Vanier (CNS)

Mr Vanier wins £1.1 million award for making ‘an exceptional contribution to affirming life’s spiritual dimension’

People gather in Kiev to remember those killed in Ukrainian protests in 2014 (CNS)

$400,000 is being provided to relief programmes sponsored by the Catholic Church in Ukraine

Professional medical bodies are of little help to Catholics facing conscience issues

From midwifery to geriatrics, Catholics are being driven out of vast areas of the medical profession. We need to fight back now