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No Pope can overturn the Church’s teaching that the death penalty is legitimate. So Francis’s comments were puzzling

Scripture scholars had started to read the Bible as if it were simply a classic text. Benedict XVI helped to change that

How my boyhood anti-Catholicism came to an unlikely end

Casting doubt on the words of Jesus leads to despair. Instead, we should trust in God’s promises

Those proposing change have not shown how it can be reconciled with Scripture, Tradition and the Magisterium

Evangelisation needs to do what Christ did: radiate love

The Pope says there is no such thing as an ‘express marriage’

Pope Francis made the appeal during his general audience today

Fr George William Rutler gives the parables their bite back in his erudite and witty Hints of Heaven

The week ahead: December 7 – 13

Scripture readings in the ordinary and extraordinary form