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Topic: Iain Duncan Smith

Blame the Government for food banks where they are really culpable: but this is mainly a global problem – and bishops need to understand that. And the EU doesn’t help

Episcopal attacks on politicians are just too easy; politicians are always unpopular. But the Government isn’t always to blame for much of for the real hardship

Our new Cardinal’s attack on Iain Duncan Smith’s benefits reform policies shows that he has a lot to learn about the spiritual blight of welfare dependency

This is not a good start to his cardinalatial ministry; he admits that he might benefit from a ministerial briefing on the complexities of government policy. He should ask for one

Welfare safety net ‘torn apart’, says Cardinal-designate Vincent Nichols

Archbishop of Westminster calls rising poverty in affluent Britain ‘a disgrace’

Conviction politics is back, they say. But will the politicians keep it up; and do they really mean it?

If you believe that there is such a thing as truth, then you have to tell those who disagree with you, voters or not, that they are just wrong

The Catholic Church was right not to join critics of Iain Duncan Smith’s benefit reforms

When Church leaders proclaim on matters of government policy they run the risk of coming unstuck

What are we Catholics doing about poverty?

The economic question remains the biggest one of the age

Squeezing welfare budget further is not the answer, says Iain Duncan Smith

Work and Pensions Secretary defends his reforms in an article in this week’s Catholic Herald

Barack Obama’s views on marriage did not ‘evolve’

The US president was waiting for the public mood to change before supporting gay marriage

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

Why didn’t the looters’ parents know where they were? Why didn’t they teach them about right and wrong? Answer: society has undermined the family

We need to back the authority of parents, police, teachers. ‘Children’s rights’ has led to disaster