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It makes no sense to call for the abolition of priestly celibacy on the basis of the Panorama documentary

That St John Paul II had a friendship with Prof Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka is no shock. Saints often have a genius for friendship

Catholic Books of the Year

Our books blogger lists her favourite books of 2015

Archbishop Augustine Di Noia gave the opening address at the Symposium on Religious Life in St Louis

The Catholic Herald’s leading article published on April 8, 2005, shortly after the death of St John Paul II

Pope Francis will release his encyclical on the environment on Thursday

Francis says that the sacrament of marriage is a ‘great act of faith’

The atmosphere of prayer was palpable as tears flowed

Margate is worth a Latin Mass

Like Margate, the Church faces difficulties as a result of changes made in the first half of the 1960s

If Turkey is an example to the Middle East, it is not a particularly inspiring one