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Catholics light candles for the victims of the Paris attacks at Notre Dame de France, the French Church by Leicester Square (Photo: Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk)

Talk of a ‘hierarchical’ God and a ‘vertical’ universe overlooks basic Catholic doctrine

A stained glass portrait of St Augustine

After Mary Beard’s list of important Romans, here’s mine…

Archbishops and cardinals wait to enter the Vatican Synod Hall (AP)

Reports and commentary, from Rome and elsewhere, on the XIV Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops

The ‘Hegelian’ Cardinal Kasper in conversation with Italian Cardinal Ravasi

Edward Pentin offers an explosive and compelling account of last October’s family synod

A stained glass portrait of St Augustine

MAGNIFICAT: The week ahead

How to get more from Magnificat, the daily spiritual life companion

God the Father by Cima da Conegliano (c 1515)

The masculine-specific language of Father and Son isn’t arbitrary or replaceable

Cardinal Nichols (Photo: CNS)

Cardinal Nichols provides a wonderful antidote to the legalism that sees morality as a set of rules

A painting of St Catherine of Siena

MAGNIFICAT: The week ahead

How to get more from MAGNIFICAT, the daily spiritual life companion

A man venerates the Cross during the Good Friday liturgy CNS photo/Michael McArdle, Northwest Indiana Catholic)

Our experience of the Triduum is impoverished if we reduce it merely to attendance at its liturgies