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Mgr Keith Newton celebrated mass at the church of Our Lady of the Assumption and St Gregory(Photo: Mazur/catholicchurch.org.uk)

Letter to Telegraph says legislation would erode ability of faithful to ‘participate fully’ in public life

Archbishop Nichols (Photo: Mazur/catholicchurch.org.uk)

The Church of England accepts them: but the CDF has made it clear that we do not. But things seem a little ambiguous here. How come?

Pope Benedict XVI blesses the faithful as he leaves after celebrating Mass in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, on New Year's Day. (Photo: PA)

Six things to pray for in 2013

Ireland, marriage, Parliament, Pope Benedict XVI and atheists all need our prayers in 2013, says Fr Alexander Lucie-Smith.

Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor (Photo: Mazur/catholicchurch.org.uk)

Cardinal Murphy-O’Connor says there was no mention of same-sex marriage in his party’s manifesto

Ukip leader Nigel Farage in Downe, Kent (Photo; PA)

Farage understands the Tory grassroots much better than Cameron and his pals; this, in the end, is what will unseat him as leader of the party

Left, Archbishop Smith; centre, Archbishop Nichols (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Archbishops of Westminster and Southwark urge faithful to oppose Bill on same-sex marriage

Bishop Philip Egan of Portsmouth (Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 11/12/12

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

Opinion poll

The Government has handled this issue extraordinarily badly

Benedict XVI is framed by a Christmas tree during yesterday's Angelus (AP)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 10/12/12

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

Pope Benedict blesses the faithful at yesterday's Angelus (AP)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 19/11/12

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