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'Scapegoats are set apart as such to make society feel better about itself' (CNS)

It’s just as bad in the Church of England, and worse in society at large

Fr Apostoli preaches at a Mass marking the end of preliminary research into the life of Archbishop Sheen (CNS)

As the heart of St John Vianney, patron of parish priests, visits England Mary O’Regan profiles 10 priests leading remarkable lives

Cardinal Ouellet, papal legate, leads a Eucharistic procession at the Congress (PA photo)

Ireland has seen two nasty extremes: fawning over and hatred of priests. The solution lies in rediscovering what the priesthood is about

Cardinal George Pell celebrates Mass to mark the 25th anniversary of Sydney's Chinese community alongside Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun (CNS photo/Kerry Myers)

Soon one in four priests in Australia will be foreign-born or on visas

Cardinal Ivan Dias: says dispensed priests should be able to play a greater role in parish life (Photo: PA)

Priests who leave their ministry to marry could continue to teach theology and administer the Eucharist, says Vatican cardinal

Priests attend Pope Benedict XVI's Mass celebrated outside the cathedral of Santiago de Compostela (CNS photo/Stefano Rellandini, Reuters)

Despite the furore over condoms, Light of the World, the book-length interview with Pope Benedict, is about a whole lot more than sex.

Boom time for Westminster seminaries

Boom time for Westminster seminaries

Despite a gloomy nation-wide picture, Westminster diocese has experienced an increase in vocations

Priests are increasingly isolated and often have no one to whom they can bare their soul (Photo:AP)

Clergy need a forum where they can express their fears and anxieties freely, says Ulick Loring

Pontiff travels to the Italian town of Sulmona to mark the 800th anniversary of the birth of Pope Celestine V