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Morning Catholic must-reads: 25/09/15

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

In this extract from his new book Rowan Williams argues that effective ritual is far from being a retreat to a comforting alternative world

If we really have to have an established Church, its head needs to take the defence of basic Christianity quite seriously

Our democracy is built on the fundamental principle that we are one nation and that there is one law for everyone

Lord Sacks continues to be the most eloquent spokesman for religion

What is sex for?

Anglicans (and Catholics) get themselves in a muddle over gay marriage because they’ve forgotten the meaning of sex

We have taken this institution for granted for too long. Now the Coalition is showing how vital and precious it is

A summary of the big stories from the second day of the Papal Visit
Five men arrested ‘in plot to harm Pope’
Pope: ‘faith and reason need one another’

Delivered at Westminster Abbey on Friday, 9 September 2010

The Holy Father expressed his desire that both Churches ‘renew determination to pursue the goal of unity’